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Name Format Gender Conflict / Years Branch Unit Theater Hometown Notes
D'Angelo, Anthony S. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 1st Armored Division
47th Medical Battalion
Mediterranean
Middle East
Brooklyn, NY Kasserine Pass
D'Arpino, Anthony John Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army US Army. Infantry Division, 87th
US Army. Infantry Regiment, 347th
European Voorheesville, NY Interviewed by the Herkimer Fulton County Historical Society
D'Arpino, Anthony John Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army US Army. Infantry Division, 87th
US Army. Infantry Regiment, 347th
European Voorheesville, NY Extracted from a compilation of interviews by Assemblyman Marc Butler and the Herkimer County Community College
Daley, George James, Jr. Video
Audio
Autobiography
Male World War 2 and Korea US Navy USS John Penn (APA)   Spring Lake, NJ  
Danna, Samuel J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 9th Air Force European Salt Lake City, Utah Interviewed by Thomas Mailey of the Chemung County Historical Society
Dare, Robyn Luther Video
Audio
Tranascription
Male World War 2 US Army 7th Infantry Division Pacific   Counter Intelligence
Transcribed by Susan Bergmann
Darling, Frank Milton Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 38th Armored Infantry Regiment
7th Armored Division
European Ballston Spa, NY  
Darling, Helen Jean Couch Video
Audio
Transcription
Female World War 2 US Naval Women's Reserve (WAVES)   American Ithaca, NY Interviewed by Robert Guzman of the Chemung County Historical Society
Transcribed by Catherine Seita
Dart, Clarence W. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 79th Fighter Group
99th Fighter Squadron
European Elmira, NY

P-40 fighter pilot

Daub, Gerald M. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 100th Infantry Division
397th Infantry Regiment
European Upper Grandview, NY Prisoner of War
Davendonis, Peter Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 27th Infantry Division
105th Infatnry Regiment
Pacific Hoosick Falls, NY Interviewed by Philip Leonard of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Transcribed by Michael Runko
Davendonis, Walter Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Navy SS Kentuckian (ID 1544) Atlantic
Pacific
Hoosick Falls, NY Interviewed by Philip Leonard of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Transcribed by Raphael Pierson Sante
David, Allen Ray Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 536th Tractor Battalion Pacific Schenectady, NY Transcribed by Whitney Hallett
Davidovich, Michael Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 82nd Airborne Division European Orchard Park, NY Interviewed by Orchard Park High School
Davidson, Carlton Earl Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Army Transport Service   Brooklyn, NY Transcribed by Payton Ferreira
Davie, Kathleen Mary, Rev., nee Owen Video
Audio
Transcription
Female World War 2 Royal Navy Women's Royal Naval Service (WREN) European London, England Interviewed in 2006 by Hudson Falls, HS.
Transcribed by Susan Bergmann
Davie, Kathleen Mary, Rev., nee Owen Video
Audio
Transcription
Female World War 2 Royal Navy Women's Royal Naval Service (WREN) European London, England Interviewed in 2009 by the NYS MM
Transcribed by Susan Bergmann
Davies, Sherwood Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army SHAEF European Troy, NY Transcribed by Michael Levan
Davis, Bernard J. Video
Audio
Biography
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 81st Airdrome Squadron European Utica, NY Interviewed by James Seaton and Anthony Carvelli of Rome Free Academy H.S., Rome, NY
Davis, Carlton Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Lexington (CV-16)
USS Yorktown (CV-10)
Pacific Whitehall, NY Carrier pilot
Interviewed by the Historical Society of Whitehall, NY
Davis, Herbert 'Lee' Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces     Carney, NJ Transcribed by Corey Buckley
Davison, Barbara J., nee Bevan Video
Audio
Female Cold War, 1960 - 1968 US Naval Reservie USNR Nurse Corps   Albany, NY Inteviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Dean, John E. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy Broadwater (Ship : APA-139) Pacific Bow, NH Interviewed by Jim Carozza of the Chemung County Historical Society
Deane, Stephen Thomas Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Army 18th Infantry Division European Hudson, NY Inteviewed by Ken and June Hunter
DeCelle, Arthur Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army       Interviewed at the Saugerties American Legion Hall
Transcribed by Maddie Winter
Decker, Charles Lorenzo Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 13th Bomber Command Pacific Penn Yan, NY Aerial gunner on a B-24
DeCorse, Anthony R. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Merchant Marine George G. Meade (ship)
Louis Bamberger (ship)
Atlantic Buffalo, NY Liberty Ships
Deeb, Peter Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 1st Ranger Battalion Mediterranean Buffalo, NY  
DeFichy, Louis Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 1st Air Force China-Burma-India New York City Air Transport
Transcribed by
Deitz, Raymond Charles Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Forces 15th Air Force European Brooklyn, NY Transcribed by Tatsuya Hondo
Del Percio, Henry J. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 57th Bomb Wing Mediterranean Corona, NY Transcribed by Bill Heaphy
Dellerba, John P. Video
Audio
Male Cold War, 1962 - 1964     European Utica, NY Interviewed by Kayla Costello and Brandy Kozlowski of the Rome Free Academy H.S., Rome, NY
Delor, Daniel E. Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Army Americal Division   Rhinebeck, NY  
DeLuca, Albert Video
Audio
Transcription
Male Korean War US Army       Interviewed by Philip Leonard of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Transcribed by Elle Connelly
DeLuca, Jerry Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 30th Infantry Division Pacific Hoosick Falls, NY Interviewed by the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Transcribed by Julio Eleazar Rodriguez
DeLuca, Jerry Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 30th Infantry Division Pacific Hoosick Falls, NY Transcribed by Julio Eleazar Rodriguez
DeMicco, Angelo Bernard Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 4th Infantry Division European Mechanicville, NY D-Day
Dempsey, James R. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces   Mediterranean Queensbury, NY Interviewed by Hudson Falls H.S. Hudson Falls, NY
Transcribed by Theodore Snyder
Denegar, Harold Russell Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 6th Coast Artillery American Hudson, NY Transcribed by Amanda Bink
Denegar, Katherine G. Video
Audio
Transcription
Female World War 2 US Army 165th Station Hospital Pacific Youngstown, OH Transcribed by Chelsea Clarkson
Denholm, George Albert Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy LCM 50 Pacific Johnston, Scotland U.K. Interviewed by Dan De Bruin and Claudio Di Marco of the Rome Free Academy H.S., Rome, NY
DeNisco, Anne Marie, nee Cypress Video
Audio
Transcription
Female 1984 - 2004 US Army 426th Supply and Transport Battalion   Buffalo, NY Transcribed by Shea Patton
Dennin, Frederick S. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 106th Infantry Division European Canton, NY POW
Dennis, Stephen Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy   Pacific Stillwater, NY  
Denton, Richard Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 1st Special Service Force European Elmira, NY Interviewed by Marlene Zecca of the Chemung County Historical Society
Denton-Smith, Sylvia Video
Audio
  World War 2 Civilian   Home Front   Interviewed by the Chemung County Historical Society
DePasquale, Bernard W. 'Bernie' Video
Audio
Transcription
Male 1974 - 1990 US Navy     Lackawanna, NY Interviewed by Tyler Mathews, Brandon Scofield, and Joe Jacobs of Orchard Park, H.S. Orchard Park, NY
Transcribed by Jason Utter
DePasquale, Laurie Video
Audio
Transcription
Female Iraq War, 2003- US Army       Interviewed by Orchard Park, H.S. Orchard Park, NY
Transcribed by Brea Garahan
DePaul, Leon Fred Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy Patrol Squadron V.P.B. 208 Pacific Newport, RI  
Depew, Frank Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army   Pacific Glens Falls, NY Saipan
Depew, Patricia Video
Audio
Female Vietnam War Civilian       Shared information on CWO James Butler
Derrenbacher, John P. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Intrepid (CV-11)
USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
Pacific New York, NY Naval Aviator
DeSalvio, Alfonse A. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Izard (DD-589) Pacific Rome, NY Interviewed by Austin Olney and Chris Mcquinn of the Rome Free Academy
DeSantis, Vincent J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army   American Glens Falls, NY  
Desrosiers, Robert Video
Audio
Male Persian Gulf War, 1991 US Army 22nd Support Command   Hartford, CT Career officer
Dessert, Norman Bernard Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 2nd Marine Division Pacific Coventry, RI Saipan
Deutsch, Nicholas Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Army     Whitehall, NY  
DeVoe, Shirley Donna Video
Audio
Transcription
Female World War 2 US Women's Army Corps (WACs)   Pacific Buffalo, NY Interviewed by the University of Buffalo, Nursing Program
Chief Nurse
Transcribed by Morgyn LeClaire
DeVoe, Shirley Donna Video
Audio
Transcription
Female World War 2 US Women's Army Corps (WACs)   Pacific Buffalo, NY 2006 Inteview
Chief Nurse
Transcribed by Morgyn LeClaire
Dewey, Joseph Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Army 42nd Infantry Division   Glens Falls, NY Helicopter Repairman
Diamond, Joseph Video
Audio
Male World War 2 Civilian   European   Auschwitz survivor
Dib, Theofiel F. Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Navy USS Enterprise   Brooklyn, NY  
DiBlasi, John Video
Audio
Transcription
Male Vietnam War US Army       Interviewed by Joseph Anastasio of the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center
Transcribed by Benjamin Drennan
Dichiera, Daniel P. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male Iraq War, 2003- US Army 331st General Hospital   New Hartford, NY Interviewed by Jordan,McNamara and Jay Olney of Rome Free Academy
Transcribed by Todd Demers
Diederich, Michael David, Sr. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 458th Bomb Group
754th Bomb Squadron
European Chicago, IL Nose Gunner
Diehl, Charles A. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Manta (SS-299)
USS Springer (SS-419)
Pacific Secaucus, NJ  
Dietsch, Eli L. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army     San Francisco, CA  
DiFiore, Augustine, J. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War Two US Army 166th Combat Engineers European Yonkers, NY  
Diller, Burton F. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 12th Armored Division American Buffalo, NY Interviewed by Orchard Park, H.S., Orchard Park, NY
DiMarco, Raymond N. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 1st Infantry Division European Rochester, NY Normandy
Dinder, Henry Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 299th Engineer Battalion Europe Niagara Falls, NY D-Day, Normandy
Transcribed by James Norris
Dinova, Samuel Rocco Video
Auido
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 27th Infantry Division
105th Infantry Regiment
  Troy, NY 27th Division group interview with 8 veterans
Transcribed by Susan Bergmann
Dinova, Samuel Rocco Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 27th Infantry Division
105th Infantry Regiment
Pacific Troy, NY Bazai Attack
Transcribed by Susan Bergmann
DiPalma, Emilio J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 1st Infantry Division
79th Infantry Division
European Springfield, MA  
DiPelesi, James L. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy
US Merchant Marine
    Brooklyn, NY Interviewed by Charles Sferra of Shaker High School
A joint project of the Library of Congress, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1 (SR), and Shaker High School, Latham, NY
DiPietra, Dante C. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 303rd Bomb Group European Long Island City, NY  
DiPofi (DiPofi), Joseph Video
Audio
Male Haiti occupation, 1922 -1925 US Marine Corps US Naval Reserve   Haiti El Chicano, Italy  
D'Ippolito, Sal Video
Audio
Transcription
Male Vietnam WAr US Army 25th Infantry Division
11th Cavalry Regiment
    Group interview with Margaret Gunderson, George Baranowski, Jr., Sal D'Ippolito and Hal Silverstein. VHS, MPG, MP4 and MP3 filed under Silverstein, Hal.
Transcribed by Valerie Disiena
Dobbins, Paul J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 83rd Infantry Division
331st Infantry Regiment
European Columbus, OH  
Dolan, Marie, nee Snow Video
Audio
Transcription
Female World War 2 US Marine Corps   American Elmira, NY Interviewed by the Chemung County Historical Society
Transcribed by Sarah Seth-Larbie
Dominelli, Joseph Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 29th Infantry Division European Schenectady, NY D-Day
Dommell, Merle L. Memoir Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 15th Air Force
Air Transport Command
China-Burma-India Buffalo, NY  
Donaher, Edward Video
Audio
Male World War 2
Korean War
US Navy USS Valcour (AGF-1)     A joint project of the Library of Congress, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1 (SR), and Shaker High School, Latham, NY.
Donlon, Robert M. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male Korean War US Navy USS Robert F. Keller (DE-419)   Cohoes, NY A joint project of the Library of Congress, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1 (SR), and Shaker High School, Latham, NY.
Transcribed by Garret Monast
Doran, Kenneth T. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 New York National Guard
US Army Air Forces
105th NY NG Infantry Regiment
458th Bomb Group
European Hartford, CT Interviewed by Samuel Crevatas of Christ The King School
Dorsey, Stephen R. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 60th Infantry Division
271st Infantry Regiment
European West Islip, NY POW
Transcribed by Rajen Somwaru
Dow, John G. Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War Civilian     Manhattan Interviewed by Joseph Anastasio for the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center
Doyen, Joseph P. , III Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Army 361st Aviation Company   Cincinnati, OH  
Doyna, William 'Bill' Steven (Stephen?) Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Air Force 45th Reconnaissance Squadron
49th Fighter Squadron
  Brooklyn, NY Interviewed by Nick Bush and Phil Urtz of Rome Free Academy H.S., Rome, NY
Drabczyk, Edward L. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 30th Infantry Division European Niagara Falls, NY 2001 Interview
Drabczyk, Edward L. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 30th Infantry Division European Niagara Falls, NY 2002 Interview
Drapalski, Louis C. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Pintado (SS-387) Pacific Cohoes, NY Transcribed by Daniel Keefe
Drenick, Rudolf F. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 9301st Technical Service Unit American Harrisburg, PA Transcribed by Stephanie Fortino Gonzalez
Dressler, Edward Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Navy LST 137 European Bronx, NY D-Day
Transcribed by Tyler Kelly
Drexelius, Herbert A., Jr. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 84th Infantry Division
335th Infantry Regiment
European Boston, NY Interviewed by Orchard Park H.S., Orchard Park, NY
Driscoll, George Video
Audio
  Cold War US Air Force       Interviewed by Philip Leonard of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Dubois, Alton A. , Jr. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 1711th Engineer Operating Railway Battalion Middle East Portchester, NY  
Duell, Albert Video
Audio
Transcription
Male Cold War, 1952 - 1955 US Army 364th Field Artillery Battalion American Lake George, NY Transcribed by Kostin Galusha
Duerr, Richard D. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 303rd Bomb Group European Tonawanda, NY POW
Dumas, Floyd Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 45th Infantry Division
179th Infantry Regiment
Mediterranean Malone, NY POW
Interviewed by Hudson Falls HS in 1999
Dumas, Floyd Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 45th Infantry Division
179th Infantry Regiment
Mediterranean Malone, NY Interviewed by the NYS Military Museum in 2004
Duncan, Coleman Connolly Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 493rd Bomb Group
861st Bomb Squadron
European Cairo, NY POW
Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Dunham, Marge Video
Audio
Female World War 2 Civilian       Interviewed by Hudson Falls HS
Part of a Group Interview
Dupra, Lyle E. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy LST 606 Pacific Champion, NY  
Dutko, John Louis Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Navy USS John Brown (B-4611)   Weirton, WV Served on a Liberty Ship
Transcribed by Patrick O'Connor
Duvall, James 'Jed' Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Navy     Durham, NC  
Duvall, Richard Video
Audio
Male World War 2
Korean War
US Army 8174th Signal Company Pacific Kilmer, NY Cryptographer
Dwyer, John Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)
USS Baldwin (DD-624)
Pacific Hoosick Falls, NY Interviewed by the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Transcribed by Elisabeth Good
Dwyer, Robert E. Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Air Force 7th Airborne Command and Control Squadron   San Antonio, TX Interviewed by Orchard Park HS
Dygert, William C. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Miami (CL-89) Pacific Herkimer, NY Interviewed by the Herkimer Fulton County Historical Society
Transcribed by Misty Straus
Dygert, William C. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Miami (CL-89) Pacific Herkimer, NY Extracted from a compilation of interviews by Assemblyman Marc Butler and the Herkimer County Community College
Dytman, John W. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 351st Bomb Group, European Elmira, NY Interviewed by Maureen Reynolds of the Chemung County Historical Society
Dziedzic, Joseph Video
Audio
Transcription
Male Vietnam War US Air Force     Herkimer, NY Interviewed by the Herkimer Fulton County Historical Society
Transcribed by Marnie Shaffer