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Russell Hoff never thought he would die in a prisoner of war camp. There was a secret crystal radio kept in the POW...
Harry Watson said describing life aboard a submarine can be confusing to someone who isn't qualified. Once qualified, a...
While James Newsom was aboard the Cole [Annotator's Note: USS Cole (DD-155)], he slept back aft by the engineers. That...
Donald Scholle was responsible on his submarine [Annotator's Note: USS Spadefish (SS-411)] for manning the conning...
C. Charles Collie found that he was right where he wanted to be while on his destroyer [Annotator's Note: he was the...
Thomas Amico was assigned to PT-155, which was one boat in a squadron of 12. The crew was friendly, in spite of being...
The Thresher [Annotator's Note: USS Thresher (SS-200)] had torpedo problems on most of her runs. Billy Grieves kept an...
Robert Huber believes that camaraderie is what kept the men in his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion,...
From Oceana, Virginia, Lloyd Duncan and VT-3 [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 3] flew patrols looking for German...
Eugene DiSabatino arrived at Los Alamos and discovered that it sat on top of a mountain. In order to reach the entry to...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Henry Langrehr liked to parachute because it was a thrill. They used T5 chutes [Annotator's Note: parachute] which were...
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...
John Reeder remained on active duty, and was sent to the Naval Air Station at Mojave, California for a month, then...
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...

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