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Clyde Nordstrom cannot say that his life changed much after the declaration of war [Annotator's Note: on Japan, after...
Martin Brignac was building an airfield on New Guinea. The work was mostly just leveling the land. On Ie-Shima, Japan,...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Jack Dye what his reaction to the news of the atomic bombs being dropped on...
James Connelly made landings on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal Campaign, 7 August 1942 to 9 February 1943;...
When President Truman [Annotator's Note: Truman, Harry S., 33rd President of the United States] dropped the atomic...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John T. "Jack" Race where he was when heard of the atomic bombs being dropped...
[Annotator's Note: Marvin Tyson served in the Navy aboard the USS LSM-270, the lead landing ship, for the invasion of...
Robert Prince was in San Fernando Sur, north of Manila [Annotator’s Note: Manila, Luzon, Philippines], close to Clark...
William Cart was on Majuro [Annotator's Note: Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands] when he heard about the atomic bombs...
Donald Lindquist, of the US Merchant Marine, was likely in Ulithi or the Philippines, when the United States dropped...
Nobuo Hayashi was suppressed with no freedom [Annotator's Note: growing up in Japan during World War 2]. He remembers...
Joe G. Casillas left Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan with 1st Platoon, Company E, 307th Infantry Regiment,...
[Annotator's Note: John Stiles was stationed on Okinawa, Japan with Marine Fighting Squadron 312 (VMF-312) when the...
Dr. Stanley Jaffe does not recall hearing about the atomic bombs [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on...
Burton "Burt" Johnson was with his unit [Annotator's Note: 1st Marine Division] on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa,...
Philip Curran does not know what he thought [Annotator's Note: about the nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on...
Ellis Whaley is not sure about the timing, but either before he went to Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa,...
Alvin Barnes was temporarily assigned to the USS Indianapolis [Annotator's Note: USS Indianapolis (CA-35)] for one day...
Charles Childs feels that if we had not had a nuclear weapon, we would be speaking Japanese. During the Berlin Airlift...
When the US Army Air Corps started closing down the bombardier schools in early 1945, Dracos Burke was reassigned to...
Daniel Samuelson finished his 35 missions. He had flown over from Florida to Scotland and then went to England. After...
Adjustment to military life was only difficult at first for Ira Milan; for a couple of weeks he was lonesome, as were...
Basic training was rough for Raymond Loidolt. He was 18. It was lot of climbing with full packs on. Once you go through...
Being a farm boy and being used to hard work, as well as having a disciplinarian uncle who had been in the service,...
James Jordan took his basic training at Fort Lee, Virginia. It was night and day from his college military experience....
Walter Atwood worked for Boeing [Annotator's Note: The Boeing Company] for a couple of years and got deferments [...
While in the Java Sea after sinking a ship, another Japanese ship tried to sink the USS Blenny (SS-324). The crew then...
On 1 April 1945, James Stewart Rosenbaum, and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th...
While training on the newest version of the B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber] as a...
James Russo applied for and was accepted into Officer Candidate School after his Army basic training. He was then sent...
Major Cohn joined the Navy and originally thought of becoming a submariner. He mistakenly thought it would be romantic...
When Claude Taylor turned 18, he enlisted in the Navy. His father had been in the Army in France in World War 1. The...
Herbert Fontenot went to Camp Wallace, Texas for Navy boot camp. He had no problem with the weather but wearing boots...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enlisted in the Navy, scored well on tests, and was sent to San Diego for boot camp. He...
Robert Perry did his Navy boot camp in San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California]. He was then sent to...
John McConn was sent to Paris, Texas for basic training. That lasted about four months then he was sent to Kingsville,...

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