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Description: Shoe purchase coupon for Carl A. F. Holler and administered by the Office of Price Administration.
Date: August 18, 1945
Creator: Office of Price Administration
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Forrest Biard, August 15, 1984

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Forrest Biard. Biard graduated from the Naval Academy in 1934. From 1939 through September 1941, he completed full immersion in Japanese language and culture training in Tokyo. Biard was a cryptologic linguist, serving in all three Navy codebreaking units during World War II. In September, Biard was stationed at Pearl Harbor as a senior linguist for Station HYPO, the codebreaking unit at Pearl Harbor where he served as a language… more
Date: August 15, 1984
Creator: Biard, Forrest
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Walter Buczek, August 9, 2004

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Walter Buczek. Buczek joined the Army in 1943 and was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. He completed Automotive Transport School, repairing trucks. During his schooling he was assigned as a mechanical instructor. In June of 1945 he traveled to Hawaii, then landed on Ie Shima, Okinawa in July. Buczek served with the 1631st Engineer Construction Battalion. He worked with heavy equipment on road construction and building airfield… more
Date: August 9, 2004
Creator: Buczek, Walter
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Michael Kuryla, August 10, 2007

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Michael Kuryla. Kuryla was born in Chicago, Illinois on 10 September 1925 into a family of eight children. He describes his family’s living conditions during the Depression. Joining the US Navy in 1942, he underwent boot training at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois. Following boot camp, he was assigned to the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) as the fire director of a five-inch gun. He explains the job of the gun director… more
Date: August 10, 2007
Creator: Kuryla, Michael W.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Kenneth Good, August 30, 2006

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Kenneth O. Good. Good joined the Army Air Forces in December of 1942. He completed Radio Operator and Mechanics Technical School at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois and the Aviation Cadet Pilot Training Program in Texas. Good received his wings in August of 1944. He served with the 528th Fighter Squadron, 311th Fighter Group, 14th Air Force as a P-51 fighter pilot, under the director of General Claire Chenault. In May of 1945, Go… more
Date: August 30, 2006
Creator: Good, Kenneth
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Robert W. Pratt, August 17, 2016

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Robert W. Pratt. He discusses his family and his childhood growing up during the great depression. He describes his time in midshipmen's school and his experiences fighting in the Pacific Theatre of World War Two.
Date: August 17, 2016
Creator: Pratt, Robert W. & Misenhimer, Richard
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Lee White, August 18, 2015

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Lee White. He discusses his childhood and education and what led him to join the US Air Force. He describes his experiences during training and fighting in the Pacific Theatre during World War Two.
Date: August 18, 2015
Creator: White, Lee & Fargo, John
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with J. L. Summers, August 21, 1995

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with J.L. Summers. While attending college, Summers entered the Army in November, 1940 when his unit, the headquarters battery in the 131st Field Artillery, was mobilized. Prior to that, Summers had been in the National Guard. En route to the Philippines, Summers' unit was redirected to Australia after the Japanese attack. From there, they went to Java. In March, 1942, Summers became a prisoner of war and wound up at Bicycle Camp… more
Date: August 21, 1995
Creator: Summers, J. L.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Floyd Thorne, August 14, 2000

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Floyd Thorn. He discusses his childhood and family and what led him to start flying planes for the US Navy. He describes his experiences in the Pacific Theatre of World War Two, including witnessing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and fighting in the battle of Midway.
Date: August 14, 2000
Creator: Thorne, Floyd & Alexander, William J.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Art G. Anderson, August, 1986

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Art G. Anderson. He discusses his involvement as a Marine in the planning of and the actual landing on the Island of Iwo Jima during World War Two.
Date: August 1986
Creator: Anderson, Artthur G. & Smith, Leon R.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Edward Nielsen, August 23, 2001

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Edward Nielsen from Medaryville, Indiana. He discusses undergoing Amry training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, before being assigned as B Company of the 69th Army Regiment at Fort Knox as a private. Afterwards he got lucky and was assigned to drive a truck from Louisiana to North Carolina, Mr. Nielsen describes this as the best job he ever had in the Army. After Pearl Harbor he is transferred to the 1st Armored Division and Regimen… more
Date: August 23, 2001
Creator: Nielsen, Edward
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Bruce Williams, August 27, 2020

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Bruce Williams. Williams was born in August 1920 in Pennsylvania. He entered the Navy’s V-7 program at Northwestern University in September 1943. Upon commissioning in December, Williams reported aboard the submarine chase USS SC-731 as the executive officer. He recalls experiences from around New Guinea and the Philippines. Part of his job included delivering supplies to Filipino guerrillas. When the war ended, Williams ele… more
Date: August 27, 2020
Creator: Williams, Bruce
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Hayden Reynolds, August 6, 2020

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Hayden Earl Reynolds. Reynolds was born in 1926 in Texas and joined the Marine Corps in January 1945. In April, he was shipped to Hawaii and joined the 4th Marine Division. He was on Maui when the war ended. He then shipped out to Guam and served as a highway patrolman there. Reynolds was discharged in 1947.
Date: August 6, 2020
Creator: Reynolds, Hayden
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with William Hamilton, August 4, 2020

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with William Hamilton. Hamilton was born in 1921 in New York. He joined the Navy in April 1942, but finished college before getting a commission later in 1943. He was then sent aboard USS Quincy (CA-71) in December. He was aboard for the invasion of Normandy. Hamilton was still aboard when Quincy transported President Roosevelt to Yalta. He was able to get close enough to FDR to observe the state of his health at the time. He was… more
Date: August 4, 2020
Creator: Hamilton, William
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Jerold Cox, August 28, 2019

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Jerold Cox. Cox joined the Marine Corps in January of 1942. He served with the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Defense Battalion on Guadalcanal. He later served with the 2nd Marine Division, 3rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery (formerly Defense) during the Bougainville Campaign. Cox assisted with carrying ammunition and unloading the ships. He contracted malaria, and was sent back to the US around August of 1944 for recovery. He received his di… more
Date: August 28, 2019
Creator: Cox, Jerold
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Donald Morrison, August 7, 2019

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Donald Morrison. Morrison entered the Army on 1 September, the day before the war ended, and trained at Fort Bragg. He had an assignment at the US Military Academy at West Point and also attended a radio repair school in Oklahoma before being discharged in October 1946. He returned to the University of Nebraska and resumed his education. After the war, Morrison entered the Naval Reserve.
Date: August 7, 2019
Creator: Morrison, Donald
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Edward Lippard, August 1, 2019

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Edward Lippard. Lippard joined the Army in mid-1943. He served as a combat engineer with the 82nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Division, and deployed to England in late 1943. They participated in the invasion of Normandy, landing on Omaha Beach, then traveled into Germany. Lippard fought as an infantryman, helped replace bridges, clear mine fields and liberate several small French towns. His division was close to Berlin… more
Date: August 1, 2019
Creator: Lippard, Edward
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Don Stinson, August 18, 2018

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Don Stinson. Stinson was born in 1923 and briefly tells of his childhood. He joined the Army Air Forces in October 1942. He was selected for flight training and tells of the various air fields and aircraft on which he learned to fly. After receiving his commission in 1943, he was assigned to the 2nd Combat Cargo Group. Stinson describes the difficulty in piloting a C-47 due to his size. Soon after organizing, the group was outfit… more
Date: August 18, 2018
Creator: Stinson, Don
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with William Crook, August 10, 2018

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with William Crook. Upon enlisting into the US Navy in 1944, Crook went to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station for boot camp. Crook then attended a basic engineering course. Following this, he received training in large propulsion engines. He was on board a troop ship bound for the Philippines when the atomic bomb was dropped. Upon his arrival at Leyte, he was assigned to USS LSM-294. He recalls an incident on the high seas that re… more
Date: August 10, 2018
Creator: Crook, William
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with C. James Erickson, August 10, 2018

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with C James Erickson. Erickson enrolled in the Army Specialized Training Program in January of 1944. He completed radio training. Erickson was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 343rd Regiment, 86th Infantry Division. They completed additional amphibious training in California. His training was complete in the fall of 1944. Soon thereafter his company was sent to Europe to participate in the Battle of the Bulge. They traveled into… more
Date: August 10, 2018
Creator: Erickson, C. James
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Ellison Smith, August 10, 2018

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Ellison Smith. Smith joined the Navy in October of 1942. While stationed in Bermuda, he served as a PBY gunner, conducting search and rescue missions. Smith continued his service after the war ended, receiving his discharge in 1946.
Date: August 10, 2018
Creator: Smith, Ellison
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Richard Andrew, August 3, 2018

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Richard Andrew. Andrew joined the Army in June of 1943. He served with the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company B. Beginning late 1943, Andrew traveled aboard the USS Butler (DD-636) to Africa, participating in additional training. In January of 1944 they traveled to Naples, Italy, and participated in the Italian Campaign on the front line battering the Bernhardt Line defenses. From March throug… more
Date: August 3, 2018
Creator: Andrew, Richard
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Clifford Fritz, August 24, 2017

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Clifford, Fritz. Fritz joined the Navy in August 1945 and trained at Samson, New York. After training, he was shipped to Hawaii and became a motor machinist and was assigned to the USS Buttress (AGC-4). Fritz suffered from seasickness. He stayed in the Navy for one year, being discharged in August, 1946.
Date: August 24, 2017
Creator: Fritz, Clifford
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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