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  • Tuskegee Airmen 75th Anniversary
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    Tuskegee Airmen 75th Anniversary

    Six Tuskegee Airmen appeared on stage at the National Archives to mark the 75th anniversary of their first deployment in 1943. The World War II veterans talked about their combat…

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  • Segregated Soldiers in World War II
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    Segregated Soldiers in World War II

    A member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first unit of African American fighter pilots, and a veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, comprised of Japanese American soldiers,…

    281 views
  • Battle of Midway 75th Anniversary Recollections
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    Battle of Midway 75th Anniversary Recollections

    Four World War II Navy veterans who participated in the Battle of the Midway in June of 1942 recounted their experiences. The United States sank four Japanese aircraft carriers at the…

    556 views
  • Holocaust Survivor Emanuel Mandel
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    Holocaust Survivor Emanuel Mandel

    Holocaust survivor Emanuel “Manny” Mandel recalled his experiences as a young boy after the Nazi’s occupied his hometown of Budapest, Hungary, in March of 1944. Mr. Mandel and his family…

    561 views
  • Recollections of World War II Air and Sea Attacks
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    Recollections of World War II Air and Sea Attacks

    Three World War II veterans talked about their wartime experiences. The panel included a Pearl Harbor survivor, a member of the famed Doolittle Raiders, and a U.S. Navy ace pilot. The…

    117 views
  • The Battle of Midway
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    The Battle of Midway

    Veterans of World War II talked about their experiences at the Battle of Midway. They stressed the importance of the American victory and how it signified a turning point in the war with…

    657 views
  • Recollections from World War II
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    Recollections from World War II

    Three World War II veterans talked about their experiences as fighter pilots. This talk was part of a three day conference hosted by the American Veterans Center.

    331 views
  • 101st Airborne in World War II
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    101st Airborne in World War II

    Colonel Edward Shames (Retired), one of the original members of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, recalled his World War II experiences. Colonel Shames told the story of the “Screamin' Eagles”…

    912 views
  • World War II and the Holocaust
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    World War II and the Holocaust

    Holocaust survivors Henry Greenbaum and Emanuel “Manny” Mandel talked about how they were singled out, sent to concentration camps, and eventually liberated. The two survivors were joined by Colonel Edward…

    590 views
  • World War II Legends and Trailblazers
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    World War II Legends and Trailblazers

    World War II veterans and others talked about their wartime experiences and accomplishments in the face of racial and gender prejudices. This program was part of the American Veterans…

    234 views
  • Discussion with Members of the Tuskegee Airmen
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    Tuskegee Airmen

    Members of the Tuskegee Airmen talked about their experiences in World War II, including the segregation and discrimination they faced while serving. American Veterans Center 17th Annual…

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  • Discussion with World War II Veterans
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    World War II Veterans

    Veterans of World War II talked about their experiences during the war, including those of the "Doolittle Raiders, who conducted the first air raid on Japan in the spring of 1942. American…

    823 views
  • Serving in World War II
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    Serving in World War II

    The only surviving Navajo Code Talker and a fighter pilot from World War II talk about how they were drafted and their experiences in the war.

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  • AHTV Tuskegee Airmen
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    Tuskegee Airmen

    Several of the original Tuskegee Airmen talked about their experience in World War II and the obstacles they faced. This event was part of the American Veterans Center Annual Conference…

    407 views
  • World War II in the Pacific
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    World War II in the Pacific

    Two World War II veterans, who both fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima, talked about their experience in the Pacific Theater. They spoke at the American Veterans Center annual conference in…

    1,201 views
  • The Montford Point Marines
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    The Montford Point Marines

    Two of the first African Americans to join the U.S. Marines, Joseph Carpenter and Eugene Groves, talked about their experience at Montford Point training camp in North Carolina, and their…

    309 views
  • The Greatest Generation The Pacific
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    The Greatest Generation, The Pacific

    World War Two veterans talked about their experiences fighting in the Pacific Theater. R.V. Burgin reflected on his time in the Marine Corps as described in his book, Islands of the Damned. Roy…

    375 views
  • War In Europe
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    War In Europe

    Two World War II veterans and a former Army nurse who helped liberate German concentration camps described the chaos and destruction they witnessed in Europe during the war. This event was from…

    601 views
  • The Doolittle Raid
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    The Doolittle Raid

    World War II veterans who were directly involved in the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, Japan shared their personal accounts. The Doolittle Raid, in April, 1942, was the first air attack by the…

    628 views
  • The Kissing Sailor
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    The Kissing Sailor

    Lawrence Verria and George Galdorisi, co-authors of the book The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery Behind the Photo That Ended World War II, talked about their search for the couple in the famous…

    897 views
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