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In the early 1930s when the Japanese invaded Manchuria then moved into China, Ralph Weymouth’s group was being pushed...
James Downing did not return to the USS West Virginia (BB-48) after it was repaired. He served on the USS South Dakota...
Erik Johnsen served in the US Merchant Marine on the SS Dolly Madison. He doesn't recall the cargo on his first trip...
Harry Carlson was sent to the classification center in San Antonio, Texas. This part of his training was difficult as...
As a sophomore in college, Ray Snyder was put into the V-1 program at the University of Dubuque, which he referred to...
In the early part of 1939, Manfred Klepper and other Jews were made to wear the Star of David on their clothes. Some...
While in combat in the Normandy's hedgerow country, an entire patrol from John Witmeyer's unit was killed by a German...
After D-Day, Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and the 745th Tank Battalion drove to Caumont. That was the...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
Before going to China, John Alison was sent to England to observe how the air war over England was progressing. Small...
Joseph Orlando was assigned to duty in Nagasaki, Japan on 23 September 1945. The war had ended on 13 August. Back on...
It was Walter Bank's first time in the Pacific, and he found it "different." Few Japanese spoke English, and he had to...
Walter Halloran was anxious to return home after the war. He experienced a feeling of wellbeing. He was satisfied that...
Edward Bale went to Okinawa at the beginning of the assault as part of a deception force that did not land. The 2nd...
C. Charles Collie was at Okinawa which was the last big campaign of the war. It lasted longer than any of the other...
After island hopping through the Solomons during 1943 and 1944, Kenneth Marshall was in the Pacific on the USS...
Ray Felts got orders to go back to Port Hueneme, California where he was updating records, and noticed the Navy was...
Three weeks after D-Day, Robert Curl was sent around Gibraltar to Naples and Salerno, Italy. From there they went to...
From then on, John Elliott flew with his own crew, and after missions to Singapore, Bangkok, Thailand; and Rangoon,...
They went aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth in New York. The ship was full. Some of the men had been waiting aboard for a...
Raymond VanDuzer shipped out for England aboard a former luxury liner. There were no available troopships so these...
Upon graduation from armorer's school in Colorado, Austin Hustead was assigned to the 81st Fighter Squadron, a P-47...
Revis Haslett initially wanted to join the Marines but went into the Army Air Forces instead. He was working with a...
Eugene DiSabatino worked with Dick Ashworth. [Annotator's Note: US Navy Vice Admiral Fredrick "Dick" Ashworth...
In 1944, they came out with water injection which added 200 horsepower. Bryan’s planes did not have it and he was a...
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roy Boreen was stationed at the Section Base until 1943. After that, he was sent to...
When he left Paris, Hans Courant went to the Berkeley labs. He stayed there for a while then went to CERN [Annotator's...
John Howland became part of the Pathfinder force of the Eighth Air Force. They were accumulated in small squadrons...
William Harvey served on a converted yacht named the USS Onyx (PYc-5). Onyx was 125 feet long with two diesel driven...
Louis Conter and the VP-11 [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 11] Catalinas [Annotator's Note: Consolidated PBY...
Calvin Barrick grew up on a farm. He had four brothers and one sister but two of his brothers have died. Barrick was...
Patrick Russell made the reports on the 20 or 25 accidents sustained by aircraft in January [Annotator's Note: 1945]....
Burton Johnson was transferred from New Guinea to Biak and then to the lower part of the Philippines after it was...
Isabella Karle's research involved isolating a purer form of plutonium. The laboratory was getting the oxide from Oak...
Herman Prager witnessed the end of the war while on Midway Island. Following Midway, he sailed to Pearl Harbor for rest...

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