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Blanche Marie (Gregory) Barnes Gangwere was born in 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up near Northeast High...
For Frank Mancuso, the war took away four years of his youth and there were many things he did not get a chance to do....
By 21 March [Annotator's Note: 21 March 1945], the American forces were getting close so John Mock and his fellow...
Following his assignment as wing maintenance commander at SAC [Annotator's Note: Strategic Air Command] headquarters...
At Ormoc Bay, John E. Johnson drove his LCVP [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel also referred to as...
When he was still 100 miles out from his carrier [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6)], the primitive radar in...
As they advanced from Aachen to the Rhine River, Guy Leefe, Jr. and his fellow pilots would conduct regular patrols. On...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Glass served in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) as an aviation radioman in Fighting...
Following the Battle of the Bulge, Carrol Joy and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th...
Ray Snyder graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Engineering Physics, and was commissioned in...
Y29 was a wonderful set up. They got there on 24 December [Annotator’s Note: 24 December 1944]. For the first time they...
When Calvin Moret was at Godman Field near Fort Knox [Annotator’s Note: Kentucky], he noted that Italian and German...
Carrol Joy moved from England to France in July [Annotator’s Note: July 1944]. Afterward, his squadron would be in...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
Benjamin Carson found that evacuating Makin Island was far more difficult that arriving there. The tide worked against...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
Richard Witaker was apprehensive about going ashore before Okinawa. He had seen his first indications of war while at...
Robert Rosendahl's squadron [Annotator's Note: 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group] was stationed at a gunnery...
Mitchell Zimmer and the USS Snapper (SS-185) had multiple war patrols while using faulty torpedoes. Most of their...
Fred Bronfin reported to Fort Schuyler in New York where he had a two month indoctrination. He was then sent to Norfolk...
Jack Taylor was temporarily assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) for two weeks when his ship [...
The first real fighter airplane Donald Bryan flew was the P-40D with the Merlin engine, not the Allison engine. They...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After completing boot camp he joined the 1st...
At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: 7 December 1941], Richard Ryan was stationed at the naval...
Walter Ram and his fellow crewmates had to wait for another airplane before continuing their bombing missions. A female...
Russell Gackenbach was a member in one of the 15 crews officially assigned to the 509th, 393rd Bomb Squad [Annotator's...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the Army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Once the Americans had broken through St. Lo, Robert Gorman and the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th Field Artillery...
Murphy Burke had been gone for two years when he got his first leave in April 1945. While overseas he had stayed in...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
Robert Swan and three other guys in his squadron [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 44 (VP-44)] rented a house. Each...
Charles Davis has many observations about the number 13, which he considers lucky nowadays. Davis described the evening...
Harry Watson went to Newport, Rhode Island [Annotator's Note: for Navy boot camp training], and couldn't understand why...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Roger Shaw made a big mistake in his first opportunity as a ship's captain. He was assigned to an Army transport and...
Revis Haslett flew the Hump [Annotator's Note: the nickname given to the stretch of the Himalayas that American pilots...

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