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After Erik Johnsen graduated from his final training at Kings Point, [Annotator's Note: US Merchant Marine Academy,...
Harold Whitaker went back to March Air Force Base [Annotator's Note: when he returned to the United States in December...
Walter Broll became more cautious as a result of his experience at Bari, Italy with the German bomber attack on Allied...
John Campbell says that America won the war and lost the peace. We were out-negotiated by Churchill [Annotator's Note:...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS George Gayle after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Kissam was in the US Merchant Marine aboard the SS Thomas Nelson Page. When he returned from...
After John DuBose signed on with the Merchant Marines, he was shipped to the Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg,...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
William B. Hughes knew he wanted to be a soldier when he first saw his brother in uniform. He eventually joined the...
John Campbell was trained as a gun loader on merchant ships. In Great Britain, in 1943, air raids were still pretty...
Walter Broll benefited by the war because it made him an alert man instead of the 18 year old minor he was when he...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
The British admiralty had headquarters in Colombo, Ceylon [Annotator's Note: present day Sri Lanka], and Ralph Crump...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Kissam was serving in the US Marine Corps as a navigator on cargo planes in China after the...
David R. Saunders was born in December 1922 in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana]. His father was a...
Ralph Crump's ship returned to Colombo, Ceylon [Annotator's Note: present day Sri Lanka], then headed to Aden, Arabia,...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Ralph Crump had passed all the tests, but all the gunnery training billets were full, and he was told that he would be...
John DuBose was born in November 1926 in Dallas, Texas. He lived there almost all of his life. He grew up in a blue...
Walter Broll was born in 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up and was educated in Baltimore. During the Great...
William B. Hughes was born in April 1927 in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville was a country town at that time. His father...
David Yoho was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August 1928 and grew up in the inner city. He had two sisters....
James Melvin Crane was born in Conehatta, Mississippi in Newton County. At 15 pounds, he was the largest baby boy in...
Erik Frithjof Johnsen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in August 1925 and had one brother who had been born in 1922....
Clarke Langrall was born in December 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland. Growing up during the Great Depression, things were...
Ralph Crump was born and raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The years of the Great Depression were "terrible," Crump said...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with the interviewer introducing himself.] Harold Whitaker was born in Henrietta,...
Walter Broll and the Grace Abbott left Bari, Italy and headed for the ocean. Broll and the deck crew secured the...
Erik Johnsen served in the US Merchant Marine during World War 2. Thinking about the war, he says that during it he...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the Army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
James Crane experienced a great change in the Merchant Marine. He was concerned about making the first convoy, but he...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine and his first ship assignment was the SS Dolly Madison which they...
William B. Hughes was sent to Merchant Marine boot camp in St. Petersburg, Florida. Afterward, he went to New Orleans...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Roger Shaw made a big mistake in his first opportunity as a ship's captain. He was assigned to an Army transport and...

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