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Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was born in September 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father worked at the Roosevelt...
Donald Popham was born in Alvadore, Oregon. When he was three years old, his parents moved the family to Emmett, Idaho...
James Muri joined the Army so that he could become a pilot. Growing up in Montana Muri did not see many airplanes. He...
Daniel Chester was born in February 1925 in Lakewood, Ohio, went through grammar and high school there, and lived in a...
Fred Gordon was born in 1918 in Emerson, Nebraska. He was one of nine children and his father was a teacher during the...
Howard Fox was born in Albany, New York in 1925. He grew up during the Great Depression, and lost his mother when he...
David Flynn was born in November 1919 in Collegeville, Minnesota, where his father was the athletic director at St....
Blanche Marie (Gregory) Barnes Gangwere was born in 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up near Northeast High...
When James Lovell was a flying midshipman in Pensacola, he spent some time in ground school learning about aerodynamics...
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...
When the war in Europe was winding down, Leo Praetorius was brought back to the United States on standby, pending...
[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...
When William Hussey graduated from high school he was too young to enter the Naval Academy, so he signed up for the...
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...
In Norfolk, Virginia, Leo Praetorius was assigned to several different pilots. They were training up and down the east...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
In September 1944, Francis Resta was attached to the 29th Infantry Division and he saw his first combat at Birgden,...
Richard Witaker was apprehensive about going ashore before Okinawa. He had seen his first indications of war while at...
As a radar man, Ogden Saik was trained to destroy his equipment in the presence of an officer in the event of the ship'...
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...
John Kerner thought he would be taking part in the D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: the invasion of Normandy on 6 June...
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...

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