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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...
Sumner Whitten was admitted to the training program as a PFC. When it was discovered that he had a college education he...
Jack Brukman realized that the big problem was that they were bombing from great heights and could not hit the target [...
Nick Cristiano saw his first B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] in New Mexico and it...
Harry Carlson's training at Langley Field [Annotator's Note: Langley Field in Newport News, Virginia, now Langley Air...
David Oreck enlisted in the US Army Air Forces in 1942 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He wanted to fly in the Air...
To conserve what little was left in the battery, Donald Hoff turned off the transmitter, receiver, intercom and IFF or...
[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...
The drill instructor Steve McMurray had for basic training was a small, compact, mean man from Mississippi who was "as...
Howard Genrich was assigned to guard the Combat Command Headquarters because they had suffered casualties in their...
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...
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,...
Robert Curl entered the Navy never having been very far from home. It was to be a different experience for him. He had...
[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...

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