Interview with Raymond Carey

We came across another good interview by Memoirs of WWII on YouTube. Telling a story of an intense mission over Japan is Raymond Carey, who was the radio operator on a B-29.

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Interview with Harry Shaw Jr.

After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, 17-year-old Harry “Pete” Shaw Jr. went to enlist in the Navy. His colorblindness kept him out, so he served in the Army instead. Here, he talks about some of his experiences fighting in Europe during World War II. This video was made by Memoirs of World War II.

Interview with WWI US Navy Veteran Lester Hillegas

While Veterans Day is always a time for us to honor those who have served in wars, this November 11th is especially notable because it also marks the 100th anniversary since the end of World War I. Instead of posting an interview with a World War II veteran, we wanted to share a superb interview posted by YouTube user ly776 that was recorded in the 1980s. Lester Hillegas served in the U.S. Navy during World War I and died in 1989.

To all of our veterans, we want to extend our sincerest appreciations for your military service.

Honoring a Japanese American WWII Veteran on Veterans Day

Little is known about the Japanese Americans who served during World War II and we realized we hadn’t shared any videos of these veterans talking about their experiences. This YouTube video, posted by Heather Wokusch, is a 2012 interview with Kazuo “Fred” Yamaguchi, who served in the U.S. Military Intelligence Service.

We also want to take a moment to recognize everyone who has served in the armed forces over the years. To those veterans, thank you for your service.