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[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Benjamin Carson had trained at Pearl Harbor in preparation for the raid on Makin Island. They boarded the submarines...
Delano Brister's grandfather had a barn on his property that was used once during a military training operation by a...
[Annotator's Note: James Allen served in the Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class in the submarine service and was aboard the...
Norris Gwin returned to the United States and applied for pilot training. He worked with the ground crews at Eagle...
Benjamin Carson volunteered to become a Marine Raider without even knowing what that duty entailed. He was soon...
The Army was in charge of the Fiji station where Ted Wiebe's group was being held, and although they clothed and fed...
Isabella Karle met her husband at the University of Michigan in a physical chemistry class. His undergraduate degree...
After five years in Denver, Enrique Cervantes was assigned to a new mission in Wichita, Kansas. A new airbase named...
At times during his space odyssey on Apollo VIII, James Lovell would have to communicate with the public on earth. At...
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
Hans Courant was assigned to a group working on electronics at Los Alamos. He worked in that capacity for the next two...
During his military training, John Alison was trained for reconnaissance, fighter and bomber operations. Being a...
It was getting dark when they took off after the Japanese fleet. The most Jack Glass had flown up to that point was...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Donald Bryan’s last kill was an Arado234. Years later it was discovered that the German pilot flying that plane was on...
In the early 1930s when the Japanese invaded Manchuria then moved into China, Ralph Weymouth’s group was being pushed...
The war ended while James Lovell was a senior in high school and he remembers V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over...
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...
Louis Massengale feels that it is very important for the younger generation to learn about World War 2. He said the war...
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...

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