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[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking George Wichterich about the hedgerow fighting in...
Arthur Jackson was in the hospital in Noumea, New Caledonia for three or four weeks before being shipped back to the...
The two years of college at Carnegie Institute of Technology was helpful to Joseph Linett and the Navy. Radar was the...
When he returned to the United States, Dracos Burke joined the 43rd Bomb Wing [Annotator's Note: 43rd Bombardment Wing...
Arturo Camacho remembers going down to the docks, and coming away with a canteen full of brown sugar that had been...
Recounting the story behind his call sign, James Lovell said that while undergoing desert survival training near Reno,...
John Morrow was very angry about the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor so he joined the Army. It was a done deal...
Lewis Guidry crossed the Rhine River near the Remagen Bridge [Annotator's Note: the Ludendorff Bridge in the city of...
Basil Woolf experienced the buzz bomb [Annotator's Note: German V-1 rocket bomb] attacks perpetrated by Germany on...
When he signed up for the Marines, Louis Massengale was on his way to Montford Point, North Carolina within two days....
Richard Bennett described the PT-470 as being armed with a thunderbolt, which is a 37mm and a 20mm cannon mounted...
Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...
Jack Leaming arrived in Tokyo after the Japanese surrender and was put aboard a hospital ship. They were stripped naked...
After some time in Melbourne, Edmund Durocher and the other Marines [Annotator's Note: of the 1st Marine Division] were...
David Oreck was not part of the CCC [Annotator's Note: Civilian Conservation Corps] program as he was too young, but he...
Robert Liles attributes his success as a fighter pilot to the leadership he had in China from the general [Annotator's...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
Benjamin Carson received ten days leave after the Makin Island raid. He was billeted at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in...
Walt Disney always challenged Robert Gurr with multiple projects. Even though Gurr was heavily involved in the Carousel...
When Edward Chinnis reported aboard the ship [Annotator's Note: USS Dorchester (APB-46)], there was a third class...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Hoff served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless...
Jack Taylor found the Japanese could not hold up to the F6F fighters [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter...
John LeBure worked on the PT [Annotator's Note: Patrol Torpedo] boats that were constructed by Higgins Industries. They...
John LeBure began working with the Higgins company while the 37 foot boats with a bow [Annotator’s Note: the Higgins...
When they [Annotator's Note: George McGovern and the men on his aircrew] got back to the field they realized they had...
Jack Carver had some rotten adventures during the war. There were two particularly bad ones. As he approached a...
Oran Harris remembers that he served with people from all over United States. The Soutern boys didn't like the way the...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
The extent of Bernice Haydu's travel up to that point had only encompassed three states: Pennsylvania, New York and New...
A month after the Battle of the Bulge, Robert Mayes' unit [Annotator's Note: 12th Field Artillery Observation Battalion...
In 1944, John Campbell came back from Karachi Annotator's Note: Karachi, Pakistan] with a load of British trucks to...
At the time of his overseas deployment, Morton Brooks had little knowledge about the German treatment of Jews, except...
Kaliste Saloom was attached to the SHAEF [Annotator's Note: Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces], Supreme...
After he graduated from high school, Ralph Crump opted against college, because he considered it a low-cost recruitment...
When James Lovell made the cut for the second group of NASA [Annotator's Note: National Aeronautics and Space...
Clem Thrift thought the destroyer escort he served on [Annotator's Note: the USS Holt (DE-706)] was a great ship. It...

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