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Fulton Taylor chose the United States Navy because service there appealed to him. His older brother was already in the...
Julian Trist Bringier McConnell was born in Memphis, [Annotator's Note: Memphis, Tennessee], where his father was...
Bill Norberg remembers Hitler [Annotator's Note: German dictator Adolf Hitler] exerting his power prior to the start of...
William Harvey was called to active duty in April 1941. There was the 1st Division, 2nd Division and the 6th Division [...
William Leo Spaetgens enlisted in the United States Navy [Annotator's Note: on 22 October 1942]. His parents did not...
Walter Bud Gafford was born in April 1920. He joined the United States Navy in March 1941 so that he could see the...
F. Lincoln Grahlfs enlisted into the Navy in the fall of 1942 and was inducted on 5 October 1942. At that time, the...
Rollins Rosenzweig had a rough boot camp experience in San Diego. He did not complain but rather took it as it came. It...
Jackson Augustus "Jack" Ashton, Senior volunteered for quartermaster school in the Navy. He was advised to sail on as...
Paul J. Frisco enlisted in the Navy because of his father's service during World War 1 and because of the Navy's...
Ralph Marcarelli reacted badly to inoculations when he entered the Navy at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He missed boot...
When Claude Taylor turned 18, he enlisted in the Navy. His father had been in the Army in France in World War 1. The...
Herbert Fontenot went to Camp Wallace, Texas for Navy boot camp. He had no problem with the weather but wearing boots...
Harold Joslin joined the Navy around 1939. He liked the idea of going to sea. He also really wanted to get off the farm...
George Joseph Bertucci went to San Diego, California for basic training. After three weeks, he went aboard the USS...
Joseph Daquarna enlisted in early 1945 and went to boot camp in San Diego. Afterward, he was assigned to a submarine...
Paul Rothenheber went to Rhode Island for a six week boot camp. He did alot of marching and took many classes. He was...
Victor Befera learned of and passed the V-12 [Annotator's Note: V-12 US Navy College Training Program, 1943 to 1946]...
Robert Perry did his Navy boot camp in San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California]. He was then sent to...
Allen Lamm enlisted in the Navy and did his basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois. The training was not very...
Billy Grieves was born in Liberty Center, Ohio. At a young age his parents moved the family to Detroit, Michigan for...
Mark Maynard entered the Navy and initially had training in Idaho and then Illinois. While he was at the second...
Mitchell Zimmer liked the idea of sailing on a smaller boat like a submarine. He was trained in New London, Connecticut...
James Allen was 16 years old in the spring of 1942 and a junior in high when he decided to join the Navy. In March he...
Lloyd Duncan enlisted in the Navy. He had chosen the Navy because he wanted to fly. He was sent to Memphis, Tennessee...
Helen Anderson Glass enlisted but could not enter active service until she was investigated by governmental security...
Robert Addison was born in Akron, Ohio in December 1922. Growing up he was very athletic and played many different...
John W. Snyder was born in March 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up, Snyder's family was poor. However, because...
In June 1942, Fred Bergeron was told to pack his sea bags. He and the squadron [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 3 (...
Jake Ussery boarded the Langley [Annotator's Note: USS Langley (CVL-27)] in the United States and joined in operations...
Catherine Long had boot training in the Navy. Her parents had no objection to her joining the service. Her father was...
Harold Joslin was transported from Guam directly to Japan on the Argentina Maru. [Annotator's Note: Joslin had been...
[Annotator's Note: Alfred Raymond Mosher served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman in the station hospital on the...
Robert Brant and his unit [Annotator's Note: 71st Naval Construction Battalion] invaded Bougainville [Annotator's Note...
Lynward Joseph "Buddy" or "Bud" Adams joined the Navy with his two friends, and they were sent to San Diego [Annotator'...
Jack Leaming and his SBD pilot had just completed their bombing run on Marcus Island when the antiaircraft fire became...

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