Civilian Training Program

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[Annotators Note: The interview begins with Guarnere and the interviewer talking about previous interviews Guarnere has...
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...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
Calvin Moret volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Following testing, he was accepted on 14 October 1943. He was sent for...
June Tinker's mother started worrying about the impact of the war on her sons soon after Pearl Harbor. Tinker's two...
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...
June Tinker's older sister went to Patterson Field, Ohio for defense work training. Tinker went to Charleston, West...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
June Tinker was born in Coal City, West Virginia in July 1925. She grew up there until she was six years old then moved...
Lloyd Duncan was born in 1926 in Coffeyville, Kansas. His father worked for the Sinclair Refinery. Duncan had one...
Fredrick Hollis was born in January 1929 in Detroit, Michigan. The Great Depression started in October 1929 and his...
Martin Carmody was raised in California and was a senior at San Jose State University. His family had lived there for...
Robert Liles was born in 1920 in Webb City, Missouri and grew up in Jefferson City. When the depression began, his...
Richard Baile was born in December 1920 on a farm in Missouri east of Kansas City near the town of Washburn. They had a...
George Kearney was living on Magazine Street [Annotator's Note: in New Orleans, Louisiana] when he went to work for...
In 1936, many of Gerhard Franzky's friends joined the Hitler Youth. For them it was like the scouts [Annotator's Note:...
Robert Swan joined the Navy to avoid the draft. He was flying in Missoula where was going to school. He only had a year...
George Peto was born in Akron, Ohio in 1922. He grew up in the Portage Lakes area near Akron on an old farm during the...
The Civilian Pilot Training Program was offered in college and students would receive one credit hour. Richard Baile...
Calvin Moret became interested in flying when he was about eight years old. Before the war started, he found himself...
Herbert Heilbrun was not working the day Pearl Harbor occurred. On that Sunday morning he was at a restaurant and...
Walter Nelson went into the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. It was just about the same time that...
John McCarthy reached Pearl Harbor on his ship [Annotator’s Note: the repair ship USS Laertes (AR-20)]. They waited...
John Luckadoo, known as Lucky, was born in March 1922 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He grew up in Chattanooga. It was a...
[Annotators Note: Robert Shoens and the interviewer start the interview with some small chat about experiences both men...
William Douglas Lansford was born in July 1922 in Los Angeles. His father was an Anglo from Texas and his mother was a...
Janice Martin Benario was born in Baltimore, Maryland and went through the public school system. She wanted to go away...
David A. Dennis was born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1919. He was living on a farm when the crash came. His father was a...
Ardell Bollinger was born 3 November 1922 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Bollinger lived in Lock Haven for about 12 years...
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown was born in Washington D.C. and lived there for the first 17 years of his life. Washington D.C. was...
[Annotator’s Note: Interviewer is attempting to level out the audio at the beginning of the interview.] Alexander...
Clayton Kelly Gross was born in Walla Walla, Washington, a town so pretty they named it twice. Gross remarks it is...
On 25 March 1938, the Greek freighter Steve Pisanos got a job aboard steamed to Oran, Algeria, in North Africa. He...
Lynn Compoton had just played football against USC when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Compton woke up to hearing people talk...

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