Oral Histories

Always a flier at heart
By Colette Bancroft
Published July 26,2005 
Henry Bohler 80, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, plans to attend the national convention this fall in Orlando. The painting to his left is a rendition of a photo taken of him while he was in the service.TAMPA – At 80, Henry Bohler still maintains his military bearing: spine straight, shoulders squared. And he is still passionate about what he learned as a Tuskegee Airman: “I love to fly.”

Bill Cavanaugh
3rd Army 65th Infantry Division
We landed in LaHaurve, France and we had to cross into Germany right before the Siegfried Line.

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Connie Hennig
US Army
One of the first 300 woman on Omaha Beach – D-Day plus 90 at the SHAEF — Supreme Headquarters American Expeditionary Forces

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Bill Baker
Royal Naval Seaman
by Don Cavanaugh
Curiosity guided me to retired Royal Naval Rating Seaman Bill Baker. We sat purely by chance

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Battle History. Below we will be adding battles that were fought through-out World War II. This section will continue to grow as we research and gain more information pertaining to those battles!

  • Battle for Okinawa This account of this battle during World War II was taken from the Marine Corps Archives and includes Pictures, Maps and Organizational Charts.