Interactions with superiors

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[Annotators Note: Robert Murphy served in the army as a paratrooper in Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Alexander Vraciu wanted to fly fighters. If he had not been given fighters when he was going through training at Corpus...
[Annotators Note: Geraldine Nyman was a member of the Women Air Force Service Pilots, or WASPs. She transported...
Rankin was initially stationed at Halesworth near Norwich then moved down to Boxted [Annotator’s Note: England]. By the...
It took Blanchard quite a while to get topside. There was a lot of smoke. The men had to move to get away from it all....
William Lansford and the other Marine Raider recruits were taken to Jacques Farm where they began their training. The...
In Iceland, he took and passed the test for corporal. When Renstrom got back to San Diego he took the test for Sergeant...
During the night the Japanese must have started a push because the ship [Annotator’s Note: the destroyer USS Evans]...
Robert Christie was assigned to a repo depot [Annotators Note: replacement depot] and shipped overseas. He was sent to...
In basic training David Dennis went to school first. His basic training was the normal marching and learning their gun...
Freddie Ohr’s friend Leon asked him to go with him into the Air Corps. Ohr walked into a storefront that had been...
Steve Pisanos got his private pilot’s license. He studied from a booklet he had picked up while visiting a Greek Air...
McNeil went into the service on the 5th of February 1943. Her first posting was to Davis Martin Field and Air Force...
Hawk says that the thing he wondered about the most prior to combat was what kind of officers he would have. He says...
Lynn Compton went to England on the Queen Elizabeth ship with thousands of troops. He joined the Easy Company outfit...
Whidhelm ended up as the CO of Scouting 8 aboard the USS Hornet. One day while sitting in the ready room Vejtasa...
When Jones arrived at Eglin he knew most of the pilots and many of the airmen. Soon, everyone got to know each other....
David Paul Spencer’s first day of combat was not too eventful. There was a pretty decent firefight and his unit had a...
Theodore Van Kirk completed his tour of duty and was sent home because he flew over 50 missions. At first they could...
The Americans had very qualified airplanes in the P-51 and P-47. He remembered that the P-47 could keep a higher speed...
The Chandler [Annotator's Note: USS Chandle (DD-206)] had 4 stacks and had torpedo tubes and 4 inch guns. Baptiste...
After completing bombardier training and being commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, John Keema and his classmates were sent...
Meyer now lives in Washington. Her sons reminded her that it would be easier for them to take care of her in Washington...
Earnest told the man at the base that he was ordered to Torpedo Squadron 8. He was to report to them in 3 days. Three...
[Annotators Note: Richard Cole served in the USAAF as a pilot flying B-25 Mitchell medium with the 17th Bombardment...
Henry Bourgeois went to work in the aerospace industry for Singer as a sales engineer. He was then made a planner and...
Kassal was sent back to the United States for five weeks before finally making it overseas. They traveled through...
After the war ended in Africa they continued training in the desert. The men were given passes to go into Tunisia but...
Hannan wanted to get up to the front line [Annotator’s Note: during the Battle of the Bulge]. They told him as he...
The men of the 506th were sent to Ramsbury, England to stage for the invasion of Normandy. Shames recalls 3 or 4 dress...
Jimmy Doi spent his first day in the internment camp [Annotators Note: Doi was interned at the Gila River Relocation...
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a radioman and rifleman in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] They...
Ettlinger ended up going to high school for 4 years and when he graduated, he and every other fellow male student...
The bunkers were made of coconut logs placed over a deep hole with mud placed on the top of the logs [Annotator’s Note...
Lyle Bouck did not meet many civilians in Belgium. Someone higher up had gone through the towns and villages and...
Lucien Laborde and the rest of the 115th Infantry Regiment were told that they would be getting about three weeks rest...

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