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After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...
John Alison's departure from Burma occurred when he was behind enemy lines. He left in a damaged RAF [Annotator's Note...
When Ralph Weymouth left Guadalcanal he returned to the United States. He was flown to Noumea where he boarded the SS...
Robert Liles contracted amoebic dysentery in China and was sent to a hospital in India. He flew back to his base in a...
Everybody knew what they were building there. Hans Courant was at Alamogordo for the bomb test since he had built some...
After graduating from radio school, Fred Bergeron, his older brother and their two friends, were all assigned to Task...
From there [Annotator's Note: Smyrna Army Airfield, Tennessee], Paul Dietzel was sent to Lincoln Army Air Base for...
Jack Brukman realized that the big problem was that they were bombing from great heights and could not hit the target [...
[Annotator's Note: Curt Simmons served in the Navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
[Annotator's Note: Curt Simmons served in the Navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...
During the Battle of the Bulge, Norris Waddill was serving as a messenger. He came upon a sergeant he had met before...
Tom Quigley remembers how one night before they blew the pillboxes, he and some other men were watching what they...
Donald Bryan took off on 140 missions but only completed 138 of them. The bombers aborted on two of them because of...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
Ralph Weymouth graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1938. He was 12 years and old living in northwest Seattle in 1929...
[Annotator's Note: The interview begins in the middle of a story.] Benedict Bronder was told not to sign up as a...
After he was inducted into the Army, Joseph Simpson first went to Camp Wolters in Mineral Well, Texas for about three...
Lewis Guidry had difficulty leaving his wife and son when he entered military service. He had moved them in with her...
Jack Brukman had not been anyplace before receiving his draft notice. He considered himself a mama's boy. Young...
Clayton Kelly Gross does not recall if the Messerschmitt he shot down off of the B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
The Army Air Corps had so many people in the system that they had to figure out what to do with them so they created...
Catherine Long had boot training in the Navy. Her parents had no objection to her joining the service. Her father was...
Thomas Murphy was drafted into the Army on 8 June [Annotators Note: 8 June 1944]. His father had worked as the...
After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
In addition to class learning, such as communication and radio navigation, Maynard David and the other cadets learned...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
[Annotator's Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
David Roderick knew the true goal was to capture Cherbourg at the end of the peninsula which took until 25 June. It was...
George Spera first saw combat in September 1944. He was scared to death. Nobody had previous combat experience...
Vernon Alexander reached the Siegfried Line in Germany and found it to be sturdier than the Maginot Line. Entering the...
When Cleveland Peterson arrived in India there was a culture shock. There was also a physical shock as many of the men...

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