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After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Charles Womack and every other Marine on the island were fully aware that they were headed for Japan after the fighting...
Emil Schoonejans was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when the war ended. They had been sent back to the United States for...
Everybody knew what they were building there. Hans Courant was at Alamogordo for the bomb test since he had built some...
John McConn was sent to Paris, Texas for basic training. That lasted about four months then he was sent to Kingsville,...
To fill personnel losses resulting from accidents and combat, Richard Baile's crew was broken up. He was made the...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
Richard Baile's crew all thought alike. They were optimistic. None of them thought they would be shot down. Baile does...
Once William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, he resumed command of his machine gun...
George Harrison Linker, Jr. was born in 1926 in Dover, Arkansas. He was the youngest of three siblings. Neither his...
Norman Hatch remained on Iwo Jima for the first 18 days of the battle. He was flown off on D plus 18. Hatch flew off...
After combat on Tinian ended and the island was secured, Ira Schilling was sent to Hawaii. First, however, he reported...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Lloyd Duncan was quartered in Oceana, Virginia. They reported in every day and flew missions when ordered to. Three...
Lewis Guidry crossed the Rhine River near the Remagen Bridge [Annotator's Note: the Ludendorff Bridge in the city of...
Robert Huber and the rest of his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th...
One day in late 1945 Allen Tillery was called in to the office of the colonel and informed that his application for the...
Robert Liles attributes his success as a fighter pilot to the leadership he had in China from the general [Annotator's...
Hans Courant has never been to Hiroshima or Nagasaki. He has also not returned to Alamogordo but has been back to Los...
George Linker was sick with yellow jaundice while he was on the front. He was pulled back from the action [Annotator's...
That was the end of combat for Harold DeForest. After DeForest got out of the hospital he was supposed to go back to...
Edgar Cole went to communications school and finished at the head of his class. He was automatically assigned to...
When Jack Houston was evacuated [Annotator's Note: from Okinawa] he was taken first to Saipan then to Guam. While they...
James Gulotta was training to hit Tokyo when the war ended. His unit was to land near Yokohama but the war ended before...
Catherine Long lived in a barracks with four other WAVES [Annotator's Note: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
Lily Sawada had a very innovative father. He determined that it was time to leave [Annotator’s Note: the Japanese-...
William Winter was at Fort McClellan for four months, after which they were assigned to Army units. In October 1944, he...
In 1953, Bernard Marcus was called into the office of General Lawton [Annotator’s Note: General Kirke B. Lawton] who...
Murray Glass was drafted and sent to the Fort Dix, New Jersey reception center for a few weeks. He then went to the...
Gary Tate became a world traveler as a result of his military service. It also helped him on his path to evangelism. He...
Richard Baile and other airmen who took part in the nighttime firebombing raid on Tokyo still have reunions. At one the...
For the invasion of Japan, Richard Nummer and the American troops were issued wool blankets and green fatigues to fight...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
After Okinawa, John Nicholas and the USS Gayety [Annotator's Note: USS Gayety (AM-239)] were sent to sweep for mines in...
Jack Barnes returned to the United States for 30 days after he left Europe following Germany's surrender. Following his...

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