Alfred Carroll 1
Alfred talks about going to war with his brother and his experiences in Hawaii and Saipan.
Alfred Carroll 2
Alfred describes what he witnessed in Saipan and Iwo Jima.
Alfred Carroll 3
Alfred describes himself at 16 years old and recals his first encounter with combat at Saipan.
Alfred Carroll 4
Alfred talks about maintaining relationships with the men he served with at Iwo Jima.
Allie Butler 1
Allie recalls hearing FDR announce the bombing of Pearl Harbor on the radio.
Allie Butler 2
Allie describes her summer job typing up secret war documents in Washington, D.C.
Allie Butler 3
Allie remembers joining her husband on assignment and teaching airplane mechanics.
Allie Butler 4
Allie discusses secrecy, sightseeing, and writing letters to her husband.
Allie Butler 5
Allie talks about seeing news reels at the theater, rations, and the nation's sense of urgency.
Allie Butler 6
Allie remembers when her husband came home from the war and reflects on lessons learned.
Ambrose Underwood 1
Ambrose describes how he got involved with the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper.
Ambrose Underwood 2
Ambrose describes combat in Normandy and the occupation of Berlin.
Ambrose Underwood 3
Ambrose continues discussing his experience during the invasion of Normandy.
Ambrose Underwood 4
Ambrose describes how he dealt with witnessing the war's casualties.
Ambrose Underwood 5
Ambrose discusses how he was treated before and after serving in the war.
Ambrose Underwood 6
Ambrose recounts his long trip home from overseas.
Ben Williams 1
Ben describes being drafted, trained, and traveling to Europe by ship.
Ben Williams 2
Ben remembers digging fox holes and working as a radio operator during the Battle of the Bulge.
Ben Williams 3
Ben describes his combat experiences in Germany and dealing with casualties.
Ben Williams 4
Ben recalls close encounters, injuries, and traveling to the Rhine River in Germany.
Ben Williams 5
Ben continues talking about his experience in Germany with an artillery battalion.
Ben Williams 6
Ben remembers visiting a Russian POW camp and going to college in England.
Ben Williams 7
Ben describes a memorable trip to Paris and returning home on the Victory ship.
Ben Williams 8
Ben talks about life after the war and reflects on lessons learned from the experience.
Bill Varnedoe 1
Bill Varnedoe discusses the firepower of a B-17 and flight strategy in maximizing that firepower.
Bill Varnedoe 2
Describing the statistics of living through WWII.
Bob describes joining the Air Force and flying practice missions in Europe.
Bob Walker 10
Bob describes life after the war.
Bob Walker 2
Bob remembers flying missions over Germany and during the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium.
Bob Walker 3
Bob describes the dangers of being a pilot, recalling a time when he landed in a captured field.
Bob Walker 4
Bob talks about being taught how to escape if captured in Germany.
Bob Walker 5
Bob describes his plane "Alabama Bag" and dressing up his five-man tent in Germany.
Bob Walker 6
Bob remembers a nice nurse at his camp and continues talking about flying in the Air Force.
Bob Walker 7
Bob talks about different fighter planes used during the war and the stressful job of a pilot.
Bob Walker 8
Bob expresses his opinion of the German soldiers and describes vacation time he spent in Cannes.
Bob Walker 9
Bob talks about dealing with the enemy, a mission to bomb a town of gestapo commanders, and coming home from the war.
Clayton McKay 1
Clayton talks about his early years in the Navy and Pearl Harbor.
Clayton McKay 2
Clayton further discusses the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
Clayton McKay 3
Clayton discusses his 2nd combat experience.
Clayton McKay 4
Clayton recalls the images that stuck with him.
Clayton McKay 5
Clayton recalls the use of ammunition.
Clayton McKay 6
Clayton recalls the use of ammunition.
Clayton McKay 7
Clayton recalls a different sort of battle.
Clayton McKay 8
Clayton finishes his experiences.
Douglas Garner 1
Doug explains why he enlisted.
Douglas Garner 2
Doug discusses his experience in becoming a pilot.
Douglas Garner 3
Doug talks about meeting his flight crew.
Douglas Garner 4
Doug talks about the differences in the B-17 and B-24 bombers.
Douglas Garner 5
Doug talks about the things that help us during a crisis.
Douglas Garner 6
Doug recalls the death of a member of his crew.
Douglas Garner 7
Doug talks about meeting his daughter during his time of service.
Douglas Garner 8
Doug talks about how much he changed because of his war experiences.
Douglas Garner 9
Douglas describes the way that the Depression molded his generation.
Edward Hodge 1
Edward discusses his life before being drafted, and beginning his basic training.
Edward Hodge 2
Edward describes his father figure.
Edward Hodge 3
Edward talks about being in the last mounted cavalry to go into battle.
Edward Hodge 4
Edward continues to describe his experiences in battle.
Edward Hodge 5
Edward talks about the rescue of American prisoners.
Edward Hodge 6
Edward recalls his last time on patrol.
Elbert Jemison 1
Elbert talks about being called into duty.
Elbert Jemison 2
Elbert talks about his preparedness for war.
Elbert Jemison 3
Elbert talks about the Battle of the Bulge.
Elbert Jemison 4
Elbert discusses the treatment of prisoners of war.
Elbert Jemison 5
Elbert recalls some sad memories.
Elbert Jemison 6
Elbert talks about being an aid to a general.
Elbert Jemison 7
Elbert recalls the things that generals' aids were required to know.
Elbert Jemison 7
Elbert discusses his desire to remain affiliated with the military.
Elbert Jemison 8
Elbert talks about golf and gives his final thoughts on the war.
Eugene McMeans 1
Gene talks about how he began his military service.
Eugene McMeans 10
Gene recalls some other stories from his war experiences.
Eugene McMeans 11
Gene recalls some other stories from his war experiences.
Eugene McMeans 2
Eugene recalls the function of his ship in the Pacific.
Eugene McMeans 3
Gene talks about getting in trouble.
Eugene McMeans 4
Eugene tells how he ended up back in the Pacific.
Eugene McMeans 5
Gene talks about meeting up with his brother.
Eugene McMeans 6
Gene recalls sharing war experiences with his family.
Eugene McMeans 7
Gene describes everyone's involvement with the war.
Eugene McMeans 8
Gene talks about the generation that he really considers to be the greatest.
Eugene McMeans 9
Gene talks about his love for the water.
Fitzhugh Burtram 1
Fitzhugh recalls the way in which he entered the war.
Fitzhugh Burtram 3
Fitzhugh talks about seeing kamikaze flights.
Fitzhugh Burtram 4
Fitzhugh recalls the most terrible typhoon he ever saw.
Fitzhugh Burtram 5
Fitzhugh remembers how lucky his crew was.
Fitzhugh Burtram 6
Fitzhugh discusses the differences in WWII and the wars that have followed it.
Fitzhugh Burtram 7
Fitzhugh recalls the destruction wrought by the atom bomb.
Fred Hyatt 1
Fred talks about the beginnings of his military service.
Fred Hyatt 2
Fred recalls his "Baptism of Fire."
Fred Hyatt 3
Fred talks about being taken prisoner by German soldiers.
Fred Hyatt 4
Fred confesses to stealing food from a comrade.
Fred Hyatt 5
Fred talks about returning to the place that he was liberated from.
Fred Hyatt 6
Fred talks about dealing with his wartime memories.
Fred Hyatt 7
Fred talks about the sound of combat.
Fred Hyatt 8
Fred discusses the ever-present sense of duty.
Gabriel Chiri 1
Gabe discusses the way in which he entered the war.
Gabriel Chiri 2
Gabe talks about the ups and downs of being a soldier.
Gabriel Chiri 3
Gabe talks about providing for the prisoners of the concentration camp.
Gabriel Chiri 4
Gabe discusses his fellow veterans.
Gabriel Chiri 5
Gabe talks about his job as a soldier.
Gabriel Chiri 6
Gabe talks about how he copes with the things he has seen.
Gabriel Chiri 7
Gabe recalls the shock of the discovery of a concentration camp.
Gabriel Chiri 8
Gabe talks about dealing with the things he had seen.
Gabriel Chiri 9
Gabe talks about the thing he most vividly remembers about the war.
George Mills 1
George introduces himself and describes the way he entered the war.
George Mills 2
George recalls the way in which he was taken prisoner by the Germans.
George Mills 3
George talks about his experiences in battle.
George Mills 4
George talks about the difficulties of the Battle of the Bulge.
George Mills 5
George talks about becoming accustomed to war.
George Mills 6
George recalls thinking he wouldn't make it back home.
George Mills 7
George talks about keeping in touch with the men he fought alongside with.
George Mills 8
George talks about meeting other former soldiers in the years after the war.
George Mills 9
George talks about what he learned from his war experienced.
Gordon Cottrell 1
Gordon talks about how he entered the war.
Gordon Cottrell 10
Gordon talks about sending a letter home to his mother.
Gordon Cottrell 11
Gordon recalls his experiences as the war came to a close.
Gordon Cottrell 2
Gordon Cottrell 3
Gordon continues to describe his experiences in battle.
Gordon Cottrell 4
Gordon talks about being forced to retreat.
Gordon Cottrell 5
Gordon reflects on the ability the American military to translate Japanese codes.
Gordon Cottrell 6
Gordon talks about casualties.
Gordon Cottrell 7
Gordon talks about the images of war that stick with him, and the ways in which movies portray it.
Gordon Cottrell 8
Gordon talks about America's situation in Iraq.
Gordon Cottrell 9
Gordon continues to describe things he vividly remembers.
Harold McMurran 1
Harold talks about being drafted into the Army.
Harold McMurran 10
Harold talks about the amount of time he spent overseas.
Harold McMurran 11
Harold talks about the ways in which the war affected him.
Harold McMurran 12
Harold talks about carrying a diary in his boot.
Harold McMurran 13
Harold remembers the health concerns he had during the war.
Harold McMurran 14
Harold describes his attitude towards more recent wars in American history.
Harold McMurran 2
Harold remembers not knowing if he would end up in the Atlantic or Pacific.
Harold McMurran 3
Harold talks about his repair duties.
Harold McMurran 4
Harold describes his landing on Utah Beach.
Harold McMurran 5
Harold talks about using the 'clicker' to communicate.
Harold McMurran 6
Harold remembers the threat that Nazi sympathizers posed.
Harold McMurran 8
Harold talks about getting credit for the Battle of Bulge.
Harold McMurran 9
Harold discusses his souvenir.
Harry Ford 1
Harry talks about his role as a Command Pilot in the war.
Harry Ford 2
Harry talks about being recalled to service after WWII.
Harry Ford 3
Harry talks about other wars and his time working in the Pentagon.
Harry Ford 4
Harry talks about his life before his military service.
Harry Ford 5
Harry recalls his training in Tuskegee.
Harry Ford 6
Harry remembers the prejudice he faced in the Pentagon.
Harry Ford 7
Harry explains why he thinks one has to go to war.
Harry Ford 8
Harry talks about his sense of pride while he was not facing prejudice overseas.
Henry Arnold 1
Henry describes the way he entered the war.
Henry Arnold 10
Henry talks about doing what was needed.
Henry Arnold 11
Henry talks about the reasons he thinks America had to go to war.
Henry Arnold 2
Henry talks about the duties of a small guy in a bomber plane.
Henry Arnold 3
Henry remembers his anxiety prior to flying in a B-17.
Henry Arnold 4
Henry talks about the measures his plane had to take to reach its target
Henry Arnold 5
Henry talks about being in enemy territory.
Henry Arnold 6
Henry describes the equipment used by his flight crew.
Henry Arnold 7
Henry talks about his crew members.
Henry Arnold 8
Henry explains the name of his plane.
Henry Arnold 9
Henry tells about his extra mission.
Horace talks about his enlisting into the military.
Horace Lee 10
Horace continues to describe the total impact of the atomic bomb.
Horace Lee 2
Horace talks about the way he believes the atomic bomb saved lives.
Horace Lee 3
Horace remembers the celebration after Japan's surrender.
Horace Lee 4
Horace talks about his life before the war.
Horace Lee 5
Horace talks about the heat in the Pacific, and the condition of American P.O.W.'s.
Horace Lee 6
Horace talks about losing the fear of death.
Horace Lee 7
Horace talks about Japan during WWII.
Horace Lee 8
Horace describes the way WWII made him a better person.
Horace Lee 9
Horace talks about the aftermath of the atomic bomb.
James talks about the reason he enlisted.
James Beckham 2
James recalls his wanting to join the Air Corp.
James Beckham 3
James talks about going overseas.
James Beckham 4
James describes some of his missions.
James Beckham 5
James continues to describe his missions.
James Beckham 6
James talks about the stingy bomb-release mechanism in his bomber.
James Beckham 7
James talks about consecutive days of missions.
James Beckham 8
James talks about D-Day, coming home, and seeing the Statue of Liberty.
James Beckham 9
James talks about how the war affected him.
James talks about enlisting into the Navy.
James Hill 10
James talks about the Navy's superstition.
James Hill 11
James talks about what had to be done to a crashed plane.
James Hill 2
James talks about training in jujitsu.
James Hill 3
James recalls being discharged.
James Hill 4
James remembers being unsure of his brother's survival.
James Hill 5
James remembers wanting to get the war over with.
James Hill 6
James talks about the Japanese emperor.
James Hill 7
James remembers how he tried not to think too far ahead.
James Hill 8
James remembers a Mussolini look-a-like.
James Hill 9
James talks about receiving high school credit.
James Weston 1
James talks about being drafted into the 79th Infantry.
James Weston 10
James talks about getting home in time for Christmas.
James Weston 11
James tells why he thought America had to go to war.
James Weston 2
James talks about walking in the infantry.
James Weston 3
James describes being wounded in battle.
James Weston 4
James discusses the way he felt about the Germans.
James Weston 5
James details the amount of P.O.W.'s taken by his division.
James Weston 6
James talks about close encounters with bullets.
James Weston 7
James remembers the amount of time he spent overseas.
James Weston 8
James talks about a foxhole.
James Weston 9
James recalls some strong wind.
Janice Britain 1
Janice talks about going into the army.
Janice Britain 2
Janice describes her role as a psychiatric nurse.
Janice Britain 3
Janice talks about Tokyo.
Janice Britain 4
Janice describes how she never lost a patient.
Janice Britain 5
Janice describes the way men had a hard time accepting women as soldiers.
Janice Britain 6
Janice remembers how dirty dishes almost eliminated coffee nights.
Janice Britain 7
Janice details the end of her military service and beyond.
Jesse Clem Burtram 1
Jesse talks about joining the Navy.
Jesse Clem Burtram 2
Jesse describes his travels.
Jesse Clem Burtram 3
Jesse recalls kamikaze attacks in Okinawa.
Jesse Clem Burtram 4
Jesse remembers how he didn't think about the consequences of the war.
Jesse Clem Burtram 5
Jesse talks about the things that might have gotten a soldier home earlier.
Jesse Clem Burtram 6
Jesse talks about his life after the war.
Jim Kirby 1
Jim talks about fear and combat.
Jim Kirby 2
Jim remembers soldiers who became alcoholic because of the war.
Jim Kirby 3
Jim talks about writing letters to his wife.
Jim Kirby 4
Jim explains why he thinks the atomic bomb actually saved lives.
Jim Williams 1
Jim talks about being the navigator on a B-17 bomber.
Jim Williams 2
Jim recalls receiving help from locals while trying to get to Spain.
Jim Williams 3
Jim remembers where he was on D-day.
Jim Williams 4
Jim talks about being treated like family by locals.
John Butler 1
John talks about enlisting into the Air Force.
John Butler 2
John describes his job as a flight mechanic.
John Butler 3
John describes the B-24 bomber.
John Butler 4
John talks about flying missions with a movie star, James Stewart.
John Butler 5
John explains why he turned down the purple heart.
Joseph Sacco 1
Joe Sacco discusses his trek through the war and his lack of fear. He also discusses Patton and landing on Normandy on D-Day plus 6.
Joseph Sacco 2
Joe talks about being drafted into the army.
Joseph Sacco 3
Joe talks about his experience in the Battle of the Bulge and his loss of friends. He then gives a first hand account of Dachau as one of the camps liberators.
Joseph Sacco 4
Joe talks about misunderstanding the reason for war until he fought in it.
Joseph Sacco 5
He continues his discussion of Dachau and then talks about the hunger they confronted throughout Europe.
Joseph Sacco 6
He talks about where he was when he found out the war was over. He then discuses coming back home.
Joseph Sacco 7
Joseph talks about his son's book.
Malcolm Marsh 1
Malclom Marsh describes an encounter with a German tank.
Malcolm Marsh 2
Malcolm Marsh tells of coming upon a group of German soldiers, and an inexperienced Lieutenant's orders.
Terrell Nelson 1
Terrell Nelson describes his train ride across France on a 40&8 boxcar in cramped and smoky conditions.
Terrell Nelson 2
Terrell Nelson tells about inadvertently walking through a minefield.
Terrell Nelson 3
Terrell Nelson tells a rather harrowing story about accidentally stumbling upon a German unit. A brief but fierce battle ensues, during which Nelson's fellow platoon runner is hit by shrapnel from a mortar shell. Nelson is charged with rescuing him, and comes under more mortar fire.
WWII: Alabama Remembers Trailer
Trailer for WWII: Alabama Remembers