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William Winter was at Fort McClellan for four months, after which they were assigned to Army units. In October 1944, he...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded above the city on...
Harris H. Levee reported to the University [Annotator's Note: Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago,...
After cruising around the Marshall Islands, James Moshovitis' crew was repairing the Higgins boats [Annotator's Note:...
While she was in boot camp, Verna White's daily routine started at five in the morning, followed by calisthenics and...
Betty Peak's husband got his early training in Victorville, California on the edge of the Mojave Desert. There were...
Joyce Sherman had a pen pal. She had a cousin who was an Army nurse stationed in Italy and was corresponding with a...
Frank Hartzell and his battalion [Annotator's Note: Hartzell was a member of Company B, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion...
John Morrow recalls MEs, Maximum Effort missions [Annotator's Note: for a maximum effort mission, every bombardment...
In 1953, Bernard Marcus was called into the office of General Lawton [Annotator’s Note: General Kirke B. Lawton] who...
Robert Haffner went to Georgia to meet with a girl, Ruby, who he had met before he went overseas. He proposed to her...
George Hood flew a memorable bomber mission over Odaka, Japan [Annotator’s Note: in a Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy...
John Elliott's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] was a Martin-built aircraft [...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Patrick Zilliacus if he had a good luck prayer for when his submarine was being...
After fighting at the Saar River [Annotator's Note: Saar River, Germany], Benjamin Wolf Cohen and his division [...
Murray Glass was drafted and sent to the Fort Dix, New Jersey reception center for a few weeks. He then went to the...
Alvin Barnes was drafted into the Navy. He previously knew he would have to serve. He had no problem with boot camp. He...
[Annotator's Note: Floyd Stahl served in the Navy as a storekeeper aboard the minesweeper USS Sway (AM-120).] Going...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Kneflin was a tail gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber in the 53rd...
Gary Tate became a world traveler as a result of his military service. It also helped him on his path to evangelism. He...
William Ebersole flew his first mission in May 1945. It was a dive-bombing mission to Chichi Jima which is where George...
While in Boston, [Annotator's Note: Boston, Massachusetts] Leon Schafer was ordered to have his seasickness evaluated....
Edward Bale began training for the invasion of Japan after the end of the combat on Okinawa. He knew what to expect of...
James Downing did not return to the USS West Virginia (BB-48) after it was repaired. He served on the USS South Dakota...
William Rupp was trained to maintain, repair, and operate IBM machines by the Navy. He also attended night school...
[Annotator's Note: After his brother was killed on active duty, Charles Taylor was transferred off of the USS Absecon (...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Walker enlisted in the Navy in January 1945.] He went into the V-5 Program [Annotator's Note...
Harry Walker Wellford attended the Navy V-12 program [Annotator’s Note: V-12 US Navy College Training Program, 1943 to...
Charles T. Edwards volunteered to go to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to train to be an aerial photographer. His wife,...
David Fisher and his crewmates, flew night combat missions off the island of Guam. Originally designed as a high-...
Richard Baile and other airmen who took part in the nighttime firebombing raid on Tokyo still have reunions. At one the...
Ittsei Nakagawa never wanted to talk about it [Annotator's Note: surviving the atomic bomb detonation over Hiroshima,...
Betty Soskin remembers the blackouts. She worked in San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California] in a...
Keith Kiefer feels the advent of nuclear weapons is a double-edged sword. Had they not been invented, there is very...
When William Goldsborough learned about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on...
A regular day for Gabriel Spinelli started early, and was usually spent driving the lines to check wires and repeater...

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