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Oral History Interview with Bill J. Ripkowski, March 28, 2002

Description: Interview with Bill J. Ripkowski, a sergeant in the US Army during WWII. He answers questions about his life in the military and his time abroad during the war.
Date: March 28, 2002
Creator: Smith, Tonya & Ripkowski, Bill J.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Pat Hannan, April 22, 2002

Description: Interview with Pat Hannan, a paratrooper in the US Army during WWII. He answers questions about his experience in the military and his time overseas.
Date: April 22, 2002
Creator: Meschede, Robert & Hannan, Pat
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with William James Mainer

Description: Interview with William James Mainer detailing his service in the United States Army during World War II, and his life now that he is back home. Included are notes about Mainer's involvement in Africa and Italy, and psychological ailments encountered along the way.
Date: 1995~
Creator: Patterson, Philip & Mainer, William James
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Glenn E. McDuffie, January 21, 2008

Description: Interview with Glenn E. McDuffie, an Armed Guard in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He discusses lying about his age in order to join the navy at 15 and his experience in boot camp. He served as an Armed Guard on merchant ships that transported supplies across the Atlantic and remembers being in London while German bombers flew overhead. He transported German prisoners out of Marseilles and Naples shortly after the liberation of those cities. He remembers going to Times Square upon hearing that the Japanese had surrendered. He claims to have been the sailor in the iconic photo of the sailor kissing the nurse in Times Square on V-J Day. He describes how he proved he was the sailor in the photo, what he did after the war, and how he learned that his brother survived the Bataan Death March.
Date: January 21, 2008
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & McDuffie, Glenn E.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation