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Frank Hartzell advanced through the ranks as squad and then platoon leader as casualties mounted during the Battle of...
Archie Maltbie found the flying in the Battle of the Bulge to be some of the toughest work of his fighter career....
[Annotator's Note: Segment begins with Sacks and the interviewer discussing the interviewee referring to his notes...
Lloyd Guillory and the other new pilots were told that they would initially train in P-40s [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P...
Donald Bryan took off on 140 missions but only completed 138 of them. The bombers aborted on two of them because of...
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Edward Bale was sent to Philadelphia to the Marine Corps basic officer's course and...
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...
Charles Littig was selected for PT school following his graduation in December 1942 as a Navy midshipman at...
Jake Ussery enlisted in Monroe, Louisiana. He was in the Navy but lived in a barracks in Monroe. He trained in a small...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
James Newsom joined the United States Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was put on a train in New Orleans,...
[Annotator's Note: The interview begins in the middle of a story.] Benedict Bronder was told not to sign up as a...
Rollins Rosenzweig had a rough boot camp experience in San Diego. He did not complain but rather took it as it came. It...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enlisted in the Navy, scored well on tests, and was sent to San Diego for boot camp. He...
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...
John Singlaub enlisted in the US Army Artillery because he wanted the experience to supplement his infantry skills....
Jack Brukman had not been anyplace before receiving his draft notice. He considered himself a mama's boy. Young...
Walter Halloran had never thought about joining the military until the attack on Pearl Harbor. He knew no one who had...
Clayton Kelly Gross does not recall if the Messerschmitt he shot down off of the B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Walter Ram went through basic training for the Army. He was discharged after a year in the Army. When the Japanese...
Russell Gackenbach had his Army Air Forces basic training in Florida. There were not enough uniforms for the recruits...
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...
John Angier had trained in the Boeing B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] Pathfinder,...
Robert Fulton had been brought to Japan to be interrogated by the Japanese Navy general staff in a camp called Ōfuna....
Bryce Jordan was discharged from active duty in the US Air Force in 1954 and returned to the Air National Guard....
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...
Joseph Daquarna and the USS Fulton (AS-11) went to Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands to participate in the atomic...
In addition to class learning, such as communication and radio navigation, Maynard David and the other cadets learned...
Freeman Dyson's friend Michael Laughlin [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling] had been his roommate prior to going...
Some of the primary targets Robert Whitcomb hit were marshalling yards, research facilities, and factories. They made...
Irwin Stovroff was based in Shipdham Airfield outside of Norwich, England. Norwich was the central point for many of...

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