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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...
Stephen Ananian flew 63 combat missions. In every major skirmish and dogfight he was in he never got hit. During the...
Alfred Anthony Alvarez was clearing out a town [Annotator's Note: with the 7th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Infantry...
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....
The weather in Europe during December 1944 was bad, according to James Pritchett's account, and the air space around...
During the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December...
Sometimes when the PT boat [Annotator's Note: patrol torpedo boat] that Olaf Rose served on [Annotator's Note: PT-171,...
[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,...
When the draft was instituted, Harold Ashton decided to enlist in the Navy with hopes of becoming a pilot. After...
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...
Arthur Joseph Arceneaux Junior could not initially enter Navy flight school because of the number of new potential...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
Nelsyn Ernest Brooks Wade went to Chicago [Annotator's Note: Chicago, Illinois] to join an accelerated Navy officer...
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...
Chester Hollingsworth did not have much fun in basic training. The trainees were assigned ten to a tent. Besides...
Louis B. Hutchinson was born in November 1925 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Philadelphia [Annotator's Note...
[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...
Roy Joseph Moss took a long train ride to Little Rock, Arkansas [Annotator's Note: Camp Robinson] where he received his...
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...
After high school, Melvin Linkous entered the field of radio. He interviewed Bob Hope's [Annotator's Note: Leslie...
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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