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Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Alfred Taddeo is from Portland, Oregon. While there with a group of classmates at the University of Portland Oregon [...
Norman Sterrie finished flight training in the summer of 1940 [Annotator's Note: Sterrie had entered the Navy in...
Theodore Vallas joined the Navy in 1939 when students in college were being prepared to go to the anticipated war....
Darrell Welch trained on twin engine aircraft. He was flying bombers in flight school and assumed he was going to be a...
Archie Maltbie was called up by the air force in January 1943. After going through the selection school in order to...
Homer Myers flew the T-17 Stearman [Annotator's Note: Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet primary trainer aircraft] in...
Lowell Brueland had a normal flight training. He graduated in September 1942 and was assigned to the 20th Fighter...
William Laubner went to Fort Dix, New Jersey after entering the Army. He received basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky...
They had never seen rockets before they were attacked with them one day. A rocket hit Vincent Pale's B-24 [Annotator's...
William Laubner crash landed his airplane near an antiaircraft camp. It was not too long before he was surrounded by...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
oseph J. Drake was drafted and sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi with the newly formed 69th Infantry Division. As an...
William Lee Barnes enlisted in the Navy and was given basic training at Great Lakes [Annotator's Note: Naval Station...
Rollins Rosenzweig had a rough boot camp experience in San Diego. He did not complain but rather took it as it came. It...
Warren Schmitt was sent to San Diego after he was drafted. He had six weeks of training. Some of the young men could...
After five weeks of boot camp, Vernon Cummings was given leave and then reported for mechanical training at Great Lakes...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enlisted in the Navy, scored well on tests, and was sent to San Diego for boot camp. He...
After flight school, Charles Kitowski went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to await orders. He flew very few hours there...
On 1 January [Annotator's Note: 1943] Jack Appel was brought to Penn Station [Annotator's Note: Pennsylvania Station in...
Jack A. Gillis was drafted into the Army and went into the Army Air Corps. He was shipped to Los Angeles [Annotator's...
Jack Brukman had not been anyplace before receiving his draft notice. He considered himself a mama's boy. Young...
Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota trained at Schofield Barracks [Annotator's Note: in Honolulu, Hawaii] as a member of the 298th...
Lloyd Duncan enlisted in the Navy. He had chosen the Navy because he wanted to fly. He was sent to Memphis, Tennessee...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Darrell Welch about his first victory against a German aircraft.] He got him...
James Read Kirk was 17 years old and in high school when Pearl Harbor was attacked [Annotator's Note: the Japanese...
Carrol Joy was erroneously given three sets of shots after swearing into the United States Army Air Forces. His first...
Walter Ram went through basic training for the Army. He was discharged after a year in the Army. When the Japanese...
After he enlisted, Carroll Knutson was evaluated and selected for training as a pilot. His training began at Maxwell...
Chester Strunk was recruited and enlisted [Annotator's Note: in June 1942] but then told to return to college and await...
Bruno S. Rinas discussed joining the service with a younger brother. He joined the military in 1940 at Fort Snelling [...
Claud Neal Fristoe, Jr. took tests and examinations [Annotator's Note: for entry into aviation training in the United...
Antonio C. Rodriquez reported to Fort Sam [Annotator's Note: Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas in September 1943...
George Hood discusses his entry in the United States Army Air Forces. He recounts his training experiences in multiple...
John Rogers was fighting on Christmas Day [Annotator's Note: 25 December 1944] during the Battle of the Bulge. They...
They [Annotator’s Note: Charles Borders and his fellow pilots in the 82nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 71st...

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