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Kanaya had no idea if everyone made it back. They got off of the train in Chicago; there was a train from the Pacific...
Hurd's engineering unit built a number of Bailey Bridges in Europe. Before the invasion they spent time getting all of...
Sabol was flying at 28,500 feet when he was shot down. He had heard about other guys being shot at by fighter planes on...
The next morning, possibly around 3 am, Baldwin and the rest of Cannon Company were told to get ready to go ashore. To...
Blonder remembers Marty Higgins sent a sergeant and 35 men back to battalion headquarters for supplies and to see if...
Tarrant went to join the military when he was 18. He was in good shape, about 175 pounds. A sergeant asked him, "What...
Church did not know what to expect when he surrendered. There was about 5000 troops with over 4500 backups. There were...
Henderson flew as a tail gunner on a B-17 [Annotator’s Note: American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber] until his last...
They shipped out in late September [Annotator's Note: September 1942] and landed in North Africa on 8 November 1942....
He notes that the training the Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Renstrom...
John Vessey and his unit headed to Fort Dix to prepare to go overseas. They were supposed to go on a French ship but it...
In September 1944, Jenkins and others loaded trains and shipped out to Boston, Massachusetts. Jenkins was a PFC [...
A year after enlisting as a private Robert Christie graduated from OCS [Annotators Note: Officer Candidate School] with...
Robert Rosendahl’s squadron was stationed at a gunnery school at a small airstrip when the on the west coast of Luzon....
Delewski had never heard of Pearl Harbor before the attack and never planned to go into the Navy. He graduated high...
David Paul Spencer applied promptly but they were not taking people [Annotators Note: for officer candidate school, or...
John Weinart notes that three months after he got to Europe there were only ten of them left. Many were killed, injured...
That was as close as Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator’s Note: during a Japanese attack in the Philippines]....
Stratton went aboard the Missouri [Annotator’s Note: USS Missouri (BB-63)] in Pearl Harbor. The Arizona put the...
Bailey checked in with his draft board and was put on a bus to Camp Croft. He told the army recruiter that he wanted to...
Weber went to 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in the camp but didn't learn very much. She didn't finish 8th grade....
Jimmy Doi and his family were informed in March that they were being sent to an internment camp. There was nothing they...
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a radioman and rifleman in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] The...
They started on their way to Paris but got word that General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army General George Smith...
The training also helped Lyle Bouck. It was new to all of them. The purpose of an I...
Chuck was able to see his Ford Coupe being driven around the island by the Japanese from a window in the church they...
Malarkey's group did not have pathfinders to identify the drop zone. Their pathfinders had gone down in the channel [...
When Edward LaPorta landed in Oran all he could see was the German fortress which had two giant spotlights shining out...
On the evening of 28 February [Annotator's Note: 28 February 1942] they left the area they had been fighting in and...
As far as a specific routine, they knew what had to be done when they woke up in the morning. The crews were very...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
Another problem they had was when they 1st arrived on the island they ran out of food. When they landed they had the...
Tarrant would clean up the compartments of the mess attendants and things of that nature. He met a few Filipinos who...
1 of the men working with Church was hard headed and clearly unhappy with their current predicament. When they were...
William Lansford and the other Marine Raider recruits were taken to Jacques Farm where they began their training. The...
Those with dysentery didn't live very long. Dehydration, lack of food, lack of water, the sickness, it was awful....

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