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Edward "Babe" Heffron went to Bastone for his next mission [Annotator's Note: this occurred at the outset of the Battle...
Samuel Lombardo gave Captain Marsh the orders and moved forward into the action. [Annotator's Note: Even though...
Walter Douglas wore the same necktie for every mission he went on. He also remarked that it was freezing temperatures...
Carrol Joy and two of his buddies took most of their equipment with them and loaded up their carbines to head to...
Frank Patti's division [Annotator's Note: Patti was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 333rd Infantry Regiment, 84th...
Walter Nelson loved the airplane he flew in [Annotators Note: TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bombers]. It was slow but...
Harold Buell was involved in a carrier versus carrier battle in the Eastern Solomon Islands. Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
Jack Taylor was called to active duty in December 1942 and sent to pre-flight training at the University of Iowa. From...
Donald Bryan took off on 140 missions but only completed 138 of them. The bombers aborted on two of them because of...
When Martin Richard was inducted into the service, he could choose his branch of service. You could not volunteer, you...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
Andrew Kiniry went for his physical on 8 August 1942. Shortly after his induction on 22 August at Fort Dix, he traveled...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Archie Maltbie was called up by the air force in January 1943. After going through the selection school in order to...
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. [...
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...
Jack Brukman had not been anyplace before receiving his draft notice. He considered himself a mama's boy. Young...
Lloyd Duncan enlisted in the Navy. He had chosen the Navy because he wanted to fly. He was sent to Memphis, Tennessee...
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...
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...
In June 1942, Fred Bergeron was told to pack his sea bags. He and the squadron [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 3 (...
Jake Ussery boarded the Langley [Annotator's Note: USS Langley (CVL-27)] in the United States and joined in operations...
John Campbell was trained as a gun loader on merchant ships. In Great Britain, in 1943, air raids were still pretty...
Baptiste Puissegur was a staff car driver during the war. He liked the officers he served with. He enjoyed the duty...

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