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Since the unit Gus Gikas led was intended to replace another unit in India that had been deployed for two years, their...
On 18 August 1944, Frederick Grun left the United States on the HMS Empire Mace along with 200 enlisted men, a number...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion] went through Camp Shanks en...
Harry Walker Wellford felt queasy much of the time on his destroyer [Annotator's Note: USS Harrison (DD-573)]. He often...
Samuel Spector was shipped to Burma and its jungles. He was among the first individuals to carry into action the...
Benjamin Bederson's first job at Los Alamos, New Mexico was exploding steel tubes using a primer cord and strain gauges...
John Alison’s duties also resulted in him being a glider pilot despite never having flown one before. He flew a glider...
[Annotator's Note: Dieter Gruen worked as a scientist in the chemistry research division of the Manhattan Project at...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John Paul what it was like to see Berlin, Germany as the target for the first...
Harold Buell flew both the Douglas SBD Dauntless and the Curtis SB2C Helldiver dive bombers. There were positive and...
The 85 gallon fuselage tank [Annotator's Note: on the North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] was an afterthought...
In early 1954, Bernard Marcus was visited by a colonel with the Signal Corps in Washington. The officer had been told...
Herbert Auerbach was a cryptographer. His duty was to take the Morse code messages from headquarters received by the...
Chester Hollingsworth's sub-chaser [Annotators' Note: USS SC-990] initially deployed to perform picket duty [Annotator'...
Rosemary Elfer does not recall having any real issues while she was in the service. One issue that occurred at the end...
Fred Bronfin went from Port Hueneme to San Diego for overseas deployment with Argus-10. He was then sent to Maui for...
Wallace Jeffery arrived in Scotland and was transported by train to his new camp in England. He stayed there for four...
John Earles said his tenure with AdComPhibPac, the amphibious staff headquarters on Guam, was more or less security...
When the war with Germany ended, Richard Ryan hoped he would be sent home. He had a one year old son he had not yet...
Harold Zeringer arrived at Pearl Harbor after convoy duty from the west coast. He saw the Arizona [Annotator's Note:...
When John Caraway boarded the USS Bridge (AF-1), he found it to be not only one of the oldest ships in the Navy's fleet...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Vicksburg (CL-86)] went to the Philippines because it was stricken...
Irving Becker was born in 1921 in Vienna, Austria and grew up there. He was an only child. His father was a shoe...
Phyllis Lenhard was born in August 1919 in Lorain, Ohio. Her only brother was a goalie on the Red Wings [Annotator's...
David McKinley Blackwell was born in Holden, Louisiana and grew up in Washington Parish. He grew up on a farm where...
Timothy James Mahoney was born in April 1922 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and lived there for a few years. While still a...
Olin Tisdale was born in April 1925 in Bluff Springs, Florida. Although his father had a farm and ran a grocery store...
John Kerner was born in February 1919 in San Francisco, California. His family moved to Boston, Massachusetts for a...
Bryon Carl Oliver was born in July 1922 in Buffalo, New York. As a child, he played sports including skiing, baseball...
Vernon Grimes was born in May 1921 in Wichita [Annotator's Note: Wichita, Kansas]. He grew up with a sister in various...
Mason Brownell Fitch was born in September 1925 in Rochester, New York. He graduated high school in 1943 and took the...
James Lovell was born in March 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, but as a young child his father's profession in the heating...
Ogden Saik was born in September 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He lived with his family in the New Orleans...
Charles Kitowski was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1923. He grew up during the Great Depression [Annotator's Note:...

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