World War II Interviews

Sal Laferla

U.S. Army 1942–1945

Sal Laferla was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 and trained to be an infantry rifleman. Two weeks after landing in France in June 1944, Lafer... more >>


Charlotte Lastnik

Charlotte Lastnik was a civilian secretary in the U.S. Army during World War II; she describes going to area hospitals to take down interviews f... more >>


Vingel Laza

U.S. Air Force 1939–1945

Interview discussing Mr. Laza's service in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, focusing on his experiences in Normandy, France, Belgium and ... more >>


Paul Leahey

U.S. Army 1943–1945

Paul Leahey grew up in Worcester, and joined the Army when he turned 18, before he graduated from high school. Trained as a rifleman, Leahey bec... more >>


Raymond J. Leavitt

U.S. Navy 1939–1945

Interview discussing Mr. Leavitt's service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, focusing on his experiences in New Guinea and on the Admiralty ... more >>


Arnold Lepisto

U.S. Army 1939–1945

Interview discussing Mr. Lepisto's service in the Pacific Theater with the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a radio operator. Focuses particularly on h... more >>


Mathias J. Leupold

U.S. Army 1939–1945

Interview discussing Mr. Leupold's service as a navigator with the United States Army's 8th Air Force, 385th bombardment group during World War ... more >>


John F. Linehan

U.S. Army 1941–1948

Since childhood John Linehan wanted to be in the military. While at Maine's Bates College, he was accepted at Annapolis but due to eyesight issu... more >>


Harold Lohr

U.S. Army 1939–1945

Interview discussing Rev. Lohr's Army service as a heavy weapons platoon leader in France, Germany and Austria during World War II.... more >>


Silvio and Og Mandino

U.S. Army 1959–1969
U.S. Air Force 1943–1945

Silvio Mandino grew up in West Natick during World War II. His big brother, Augustine ("Og"), flew 30 missions over Germany as a bombardier on a... more >>


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