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The skills he mastered during World War 2 were helpful to Joseph Linett in his engineering career. The world was...
Henry Langrehr looks at it [Annotator's Note: World War 2] as the last good war. The country was united, we were doing...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served in the navy as a TBM Avenger pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT-13, flying from...
Edward Bale operated the M4 Medium Tank [Annotator's Note: also known as the Sherman] during World War 2 except when he...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow joined the RAND Corporation in 1948. [Annotator's Note: RAND is the abbreviation for Research and...
[Annotator's Note: Sumner Whitten served in the USMC as a pilot flying Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator dive bomber with Marine...
Jack Leaming and the USS Enterprise (CV-6)'s Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) received SBDs [Annotator's Note: Douglas SBD...
James Kemp McLaughlin could see the German fighters approaching. The Germans liked to attack from the front and when...
John H. Price, Jr.'s company [Annotator's Note: Company B, 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion] was comprised of three...
Stewart Bass flew a TBM Avenger [Annotator's Note: Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber] during the Second World War. He...
The war required his father's canning business to step up production, and Randolph Trappey's help was enlisted in the...
Sidney Philips remembers the trip overseas as sitting around the boat chewing fingernails. Life aboard a troopship is...
Henry A. Tacket was a Radioman 1st Class aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532). He was a 1st Class Petty Officer. He would...
Russell Gackenbach had no idea where Tinian was located when he arrived there. He only knew it was close to Japan. At...
Ira Schilling and the 6th Marine Regiment travelled from New Zealand to Guadalcanal on a hot and crowded military...
Russell Gackenbach heard rumors that his 393rd Bomb Squadron was going to move. The rumors were confirmed. [Annotator's...
After about a month's wait, John Elliott reported to Santa Anna, California for pre-flight training then went to...
Robert Dickinson's training took place on one of the old S-boats. [Annotator's Note: The United States' S-class...
After George Griffenhagen's unit [Annotator's Note: Griffenhagen arrived in England as a member of Company E, 20th...
Billy Grieves made 11 runs on the submarine Thresher [Annotator's Note: USS Thresher (SS-200)]. He left the Thresher...
Roger Bowers's first experience with a casualty occurred about three days after entering the hedgerows; one soldier had...
Before that, while instructing in SB2As [Annotator's Note: Brewster SB2A Buccaneer light scout bomber], Clayton Fisher...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Dietzel served in the USAAF as a copilot on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in the...
When President John F. Kennedy promised to get a man on the moon, James Lovell found his time parameters ambitious. But...
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
The Battle of the Philippine Sea was the end of Jack Glass' combat tour. They finished up the Marianas operation then...
They [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] started on their way to Paris but...
Martin Sklar could tell upon meeting him that Walt Disney was the man in charge. He made his goals clear and never left...
Robert Gurr learned a lot from Walt Disney. Perhaps the most significant thing that Disney taught him was to have a...
The first couple times Arthur Killam was depth charged it was a little hairy but he does not recall getting too upset...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow did not have firsthand knowledge of the feelings of the local population toward the war effort. He...
At 18, Ralph Crump was awed by the work and the caliber of the professionals with whom he interacted [Annotator's Note...
Richard Witaker recognizes the valuable role played by the American home front in winning the war. Without the...
Thomas Kingsley and the 27th Tank Battalion, 20th Armored Division helped take the city of Munich. They fought against...
Henry A. Tacket and the USS Heermann (DD-532) returned to the United States after the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The ship...

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