Interviews

 

The Interviews


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DeGroot Image

    Jim Bashleben*

   B Company

Biography

  Video Clips

The National Guard

War

First Contact

Bataan

The Surrender

Death March 1

Death March 2

Death March 3

Camp O'Donnell

Cabanatuan

Hell Ship

Fukuoka 17

Rumors of Peace

Japan Surrenders

American Planes

Ed DeGroot*

A Company

Biography

Video Clips

Enlistment

Ft. Knox

Louisiana 

Clark Field

Bataan

Surrender

First Contact

Death March 1

Death March 2

Camp O'Donnell

Coping

An Act of Kindness

Cabanatuan

Hell Ship

Omine Machi

Mistreatment

Work Day

Coal Mine

Air Raid Tunnel

Injuries

Reflections 1

Reflections 2

Liberation

Homeward Bound

  Joseph Lajzer*

B Company

Biography

Video Clips

Joining the 192nd

Overseas Duty

December 8, 1941

Battle

Surrender

Mariveles

Death March 1

Death March 2

Camp O'Donnell

Work Detail 1

Work Detail 2

Malaria

Lipa, Batangas

Work Details

Stealing 1

Stealing 2

Good Guards

Baseball Game

Air Raid

Hell Ship

 Formosa

Stealing Food

  Stealing Food 2

Trading

Food Drop

Rumors of Peace

Liberation

Nightmares

Carl Maggio*

HQ Company

Biography

Video Clips

The National Guard

Fort Knox

Overseas Duty

Voyage to the    Philippines

Maneuvers

Japan Attacks

Bardowski's Japanese Zero

Supplies

Supplying the Tanks

Henry Deckert's Death

Food

Surrender

Surrender & Death March

Bridge Detail

 

 

Frank Goldstein*

B Company

Biography

Video Clips

Goldstein Family

Amateur Radio & the Army

Joining B Company

B Company

Maneuvers, Camp Polk & California

Voyage to the Philippines

Clark Field

Deployment

Tank Communications

Sugar Cane Field

Bataan

Escape to Corregidor 1

Escape to Corregidor 2

Corregidor 1

Corregidor 2

Malinta Tunnel Hospital

Cabanatuan #1

Luck & Illness

Clark Field Detail

Runway Construction

Cabanatuan Escape

War News

Bilibid

Hell Ships

Noto Maru

Noto Maru 2

Sendai #6

Illness

Japanese Guards

Japan Surrenders

Surrender & American Planes

Food Drop

Liberation

Liberation 2

Philippines

Trip Home

Homecoming

 Marcus Lawson*

D Company

Biography

Video Clips

The National Guard

Federal Duty

Headquarters Company

Louisiana Maneuvers

Duty in the Philippines

Fort Stotsenburg

Clark Field

Air Corps

New Tanks & Old

 Ammunition

Hit & Run

Fighting the Japanese 1

Fighting the Japanese 2

L. T. Nix, Jr.'s Death

Food

Escape to Corregidor

Rumors of Death March

Shelling

Corregidor Falls

POW

The Emperor's Guests

Cabanatuan #1

Blood Brothers

Hell Ship

Slave Labor

Slave Labor 2

Sabotage

Punishment

Water Treatment

  Tanagawa Beatings

Elzie Anness's Death

Stealing Food

Stealing Food 2

Class Ring

Beatings

Atomic Bomb

Atomic Bomb 2

Liberation

Philippines

San Francisco

Post-Traumatic Stress

    Grover Brummett*             Field Reed*
HQ Company
Video Clips

 

Wepsiec

    Ben Morin*

     B Company

  Biography

Video Clips

Clark Field 1

Clark Field 2

Orders

Tank Platoon

First Contact

Disabled

Prisoners of War

Christmas 1941

Tarlac

Work Detail

Cabanatuan

Cabanatuan 2

Disease

Train Trip

Nagato Maru 1

Nagato Maru 2

Nagato Maru 3

Nagato Maru 4

Moji

Jack Griswold

Tanagawa

Food Rations

Ruben Schwass

Rokuroshi

 Abel Ortega*

A Company

Biography

Video Clips

Joining the 192nd

Joining Company A

The Philippines

Japan Attacks

Japan Attacks 2

Bataan

Surrender

The Japanese

Death March 1

Death March 2

Camp O'Donnell

Details & Camp Life

  Japanese Guards

Food

Illness

American Planes

Joe Lajzer

Hell Ship

Japan

Japan Surrenders

Homecoming

    Mike Wepsiec*

      B Company

     Biography 

       Video Clips

Federal Duty

Lt. Danca

Clark Field

Lingayen Gulf

Bataan

The Surrender

Death March

Camp O'Donnell

Cabanatuan

 Lipa, Batangas

Lipa, Batangas 2

Punishment

Japanese Acts of Kindness

Hell Ship

Japan

Sendai #3 Mining 1

Sendai #3 Mining 2

Lice

Food Drop

Repatriated

Trip Home

Homecoming

Ardell Schei*

Medical Detachment

Biography

Video Clips

Home

Induction

Louisiana

December 8, 1941 (1)

December 8, 1941 (2)

Bataan

Surrender 1

Surrender 2

Death March 1

Death March 2

Camp O'Donnell

Camp Life

Zero Ward

Joe McCrea's Death

Infestation

Escapes

American Planes & Rumors

Ft. McKinley & Bilibid Prison

Liberation

Philippines

Home Again


Bland Moore
HQ Company
Cecil VanDiver
HQ Company

 






KET Kentucky Life WWII Special  (Part of program is on D Company)

 

* Deceased


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