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Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
Norman Hatch, along with a group of other servicemen, boarded a train for Washington D.C. on a Sunday morning. Most of...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
John Howland had taken flight courses and was ready to join the Air Force but was restricted from becoming a pilot...
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
John A. McCarthy was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His family moved to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He was...
Roy Boreen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 1920. During the Great Depression, his father worked as a cement...
Abe Milkis was called up soon after finishing high school. After being drafted, he found himself on bivouac in a tent...
Wayne Pierce grew up in the small farming community of Polo, Illinois. He was drafted in June 1941 six months before...
Billy Grieves was born in Liberty Center, Ohio. At a young age his parents moved the family to Detroit, Michigan for...
Carrol Joy was erroneously given three sets of shots after swearing into the United States Army Air Forces. His first...
Josephine Reeves was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 1919. Growing up, Reeves attended the West Catholic...
Joseph Hairston ended up going to artillery school. The rest of the Army was segregated, however, OCS [Annotator's Note...
At Wendover, there was a base regulation stating that there was never to be any ammunition present in an aircraft until...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
Sidney Philips remembers the whole platoon being sent away to Lejeune. Most of the men were put into the 1st Regiment....
Norman Hatch was asleep at his place in New York on the morning of 7 December 1941. He had preset his radio to turn on...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April of 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
Norman Ikari recalls Pearl Harbor very well. It was a Sunday morning and Ikari was sitting in his house in East Los...
William Curtis was born 23 September 1921 in a shack just five miles outside of Hazlehurst, Mississippi in the...
Charles Fitts Jr. was born in December 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He lived there until he was about four years old....
John W. Marr was born in Johnson County, Missouri in May 1918. He grew up on a farm and moved farms twice during his...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
Tom Quigley grew up playing polo and riding horses and initially volunteered to serve with the cavalry in the army....
When Grant enlisted he volunteered for the Army Air Corps. He knew that he would end up going eventually and he wanted...
Kelly Kuwayama was drafted a year before Pearl Harbor and entered the Army. He was assigned to a coastal artillery unit...
Clinton E. Riddle was born in Loudon County, Tennessee in February 1921. He was the only child in his family and grew...
Joseph Hairston ended up at a camp 100 miles south of Tucson [Annotator's Note: Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona...
Richard O'Kane gave William Leibold a nice 35mm camera. O’Kane snuck it in the trunk of Leibold's car one day during a...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
Frank Buschmeier went to armament school in Denver, Colorado. In Denver, the men were split into training groups for...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
Edgar Cole went to communications school and finished at the head of his class. He was automatically assigned to...
Norman Hatch graduated from high school when he was 17 years old. He grew up in both Boston, Massachusetts and...
Richard Higgins joined the Marine Corps in 1940. He was set on the Marine Corps from the beginning. He never considered...

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