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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...
When he finished Officer Candidate School, William Blackwood was sent to the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New...
George Hardy went on leave after graduation [Annotator's Note: from aviation cadet training at Tuskegee Army Air Field...
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...
When John Morrow was not flying missions, he looked forward to getting 48 hour passes. He would go into London, England...
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...
Even though he was a small boy, William Hussey was aware that there was a fear that the Japanese would invade Hawaii....
Calvin Barrick grew up on a farm. He had four brothers and one sister but two of his brothers have died. Barrick was...
Lloyd Dendy met people from different parts of the country. They had different accents and different ways of doing...
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...
John Cassidy served as an aide to an admiral during his tenure in the Pacific, and the two men got along well. Cassidy...
Herman Prager witnessed the end of the war while on Midway Island. Following Midway, he sailed to Pearl Harbor for rest...
After the war, Leroy Fadem's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LST-871] was in the first task group to enter Nagasaki harbor...
Cyril Buchert saw the Japanese envoys coming into the surrender program [Annotator's Note: in Tokyo Bay on 2 September...
Two days after the surrender [Annotator's Note: the formal Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945], C....
James Marks was stationed in the Great Lakes [Annotator's Note: Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago, Illinois]...
Returning from overseas where he had been in charge of Air Force maintenance instructors, Eben Smith recaps...
Harry Carlson used the G.I. Bill to go to Virginia PolyTech [Annotator's Note: Virginia Polytechnic Institutein...
Alton Barnes spent about three months in Japan performing occupation duty following World War 2. His main function was...
H. Lloyd Wilkerson became Chief of Staff of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, which he called a real change of pace. He...
Bryghte Davis Godbold was sent on a 90 day leave after his hospital check out following his return home. He ultimately...

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