Civilian Training Program

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[Annotators Note: The interview begins with Guarnere and the interviewer talking about previous interviews Guarnere has...
Joyce Leblanc said she usually went to school as normal. The teachers came to a point where they wouldn't even...
There wasn't enough room in any of the family's homes for Fred Manasse and his brother, so it fell to the JCCA [...
Orrin Welty describes some of the differences between flying the B-17s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress...
Theodore E. Skinner, Sr. was born in May 1921 in the Bronx, New York City [Annotator's Note: New York, New York]. After...
Darold Rice remembers how when he and the other privates reported back for duty no one was at the camp and they joined...
Norman Hatch, along with a group of other servicemen, boarded a train for Washington DC on a Sunday morning. Most of...
Frank Purvis volunteered before Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7...
Walter Atwood worked for Boeing [Annotator's Note: The Boeing Company] for a couple of years and got deferments [...
Grace Brown was at her sister's home when she heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
Martin Suter was sent to Colgate University [Annotator's Note: in New York, New York], where he took part a pilot...
Alfred Taddeo is from Portland, Oregon. While there with a group of classmates at the University of Portland Oregon [...
Theodore Vallas joined the Navy in 1939 when students in college were being prepared to go to the anticipated war....
Alois Kopp was in Pocatello, Idaho in the Civilian Conservation Camp when the Navy recruited him. He was sent to San...
Victor Befera learned of and passed the V-12 [Annotator's Note: V-12 US Navy College Training Program, 1943 to 1946]...
Burton Lewis attempted to join the Navy V-12 program [Annotator's Note: V-12 Navy College Training Program] for...
Seymour "Sy" Lichtenfeld was sent to basic training anticipating that he would join the Air Corps. Instead he...
Burton Johnson entered into service at Clinton, Arkansas at age 18. At Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he was assigned to the 1st...
Stanley Wolczyk was born in Cleveland, Ohio in December 1917. His father and mother were both Polish immigrants. They...
Leon Hirsch enlisted in the Army Air Forces before high school graduation. He was inducted into service in August 1945...
When Ernest Cowell was in high school, his friends started being drafted. One boy was a tanker [Annotator's Note: part...
Calvin Moret volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Following testing, he was accepted on 14 October 1943. He was sent for...
Jean McCreery flew under her maiden name, Terrell. She was born in Troy, Ohio in 1924 and worked at WACO [Annotator's...
Timothy Mahoney wanted to join the Navy because a friend of his was in the Navy. His father told him to wait until he...
George Roberts was working a good job when he was drafted. He was called up in August and reported to Altoona,...
John W. Snyder was born in March 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up, Snyder's family was poor. However, because...
June Tinker's mother started worrying about the impact of the war on her sons soon after Pearl Harbor. Tinker's two...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout this clip, a woman off camera interjects with comments.] James Ramsey Golden was born in...
After high school, Ralph F. Lafferty went mountain climbing with his brothers. During that summer, he worked at a ranch...
Rothacker Smith attended North High School in Detroit, Michigan after his family moved back to the city from the...
During the war years, Diana Belliard was in the United States. She lived in Chicago until 1940 then left to go to...
When the Americans began arriving in England, Constance Cresswell attended a reception for the 92nd Bomber Group [...
June Tinker's older sister went to Patterson Field, Ohio for defense work training. Tinker went to Charleston, West...
After Stanley Jack Birnbaum arrived in England, he sailed across the English Channel and arrived in France a few days...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...

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