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Freddie Ohr then called his flight up while the next two flights hit the field. They set the whole airfield on fire....
On the morning of the battle, Vejtasa was flying CAP. Jimmy Flately and Johnny Leppla were flying escort for the...
Freddie Ohr realized the weather was bad. The ground crew said no one could fly. Ohr stayed a couple of nights in Paris...
Zawada regrets not finding out who the others prisoners were in his ward. He's never been able to find out anything...
Lyle Bouck was the youngest graduate in his class. He was 18 or 19 years old and the average age of the OCS [Annotator'...
Roosevelt [Annotator’s Note: General Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Jr.], from the 1st Division helped to train the men....
Lawrence Johnston was already a junior by the time he got to Berkeley. One of his physics professors was Louis Alvarez...
After arriving in Liverpool, Lucien Laborde was sent to Swindon where he was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division. At...
Theodore Finkbeiner shipped out of Cape Cod aboard the USS George Washington [Annotators Note: SS George Washington] in...
Kalil and the others were not prepared while training in Louisiana. They did not have any of the equipment they would...
Richard Ford was in Panama City when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was in a bar when he found out. Panamanian police...
[Annotators Note: Robert Murphy served in the army as a paratrooper and pathfinder in Company A, 1st Battalion, 505th...
During the second Truk raid Alexander Vraciu was on a morning hop escorting bombers when they were attacked by a group...
They started flying and did not quit flying from that point on. Geraldine Nyman was stationed in Long Beach, California...
Rankin left McChord Field on 14 July 1942 and arrived in Santa Ana, California in 15 July 1942 for preflight training....
Mancel Kirk was selected to go on a 10 man patrol to snatch a prisoner. They passed through the German lines and made...
Tarrant went to join the military when he was 18. He was in good shape, about 175 pounds. A sergeant asked him, "What...
When William Lansford was in Iceland he and the other Marines spent their time building their own Quonset huts and...
He notes that the training the Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Renstrom...
Life aboard ship was just something Charles Bishop and his fellow sailors adjusted to. They worked four hours on and...
The Evans [Annotator's Note: US Navy destroyer USS Evans (DD-552)] was a Fletcher Class destroyer of 2100 tons.Life on...
Mack graduated from high school June 1st, 1943. He entered the United States Navy on July 13th, 1943 and was discharged...
They thought they were going to head back to the United States. They practiced close order drill. On the 16th of...
David Dennis does not recall when or how he learned of the attack on Pearl Harbor but does recall hearing that the...
There were a lot of good guys in Frank Stewart's unit with the exception of some of the officers. On Guadalcanal,...
On 23 February of 1945, Dave Severance recalls the battalion commander sending four men from Company F [Annotators Note...
Delewski had never heard of Pearl Harbor before the attack and never planned to go into the Navy. He graduated high...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
John Noack came close to washing out one time and that was in basic. One weekend they wanted to go home and see their...
Ramage was at Pearl Harbor when the Battle of Midway took place. He was not aboard ship at the time. The newspapers of...
Hawk's father had served in the Army Coast Artillery in the Philippines during World War I and woke Hawk up at 3 in the...
All of the barnstormers had on the boots, leather jackets and goggles and all had a bottle of spirits in the back seat...
Ardel Bollinger did not get along with the Colonel in England. When Bollinger asked for a recommendation to join the...
Jones' group would fly patrols up and down he coast out of McCord. He liked that flying because there were no controls...
David Paul Spencer applied promptly but they were not taking people [Annotators Note: for officer candidate school, or...

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