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Roy Joseph Moss took a long train ride to Little Rock, Arkansas [Annotator's Note: Camp Robinson] where he received his...
Alvin von Frisch was sent to Camp Croft [Annotator's Note: in Spartanburg, South Carolina; now Croft State Park] for...
After he was inducted into the Army, Joseph Simpson first went to Camp Wolters in Mineral Well, Texas for about three...
Lewis Guidry had difficulty leaving his wife and son when he entered military service. He had moved them in with her...
At Fort Snelling [Annotator's Note: near Bloomington, Minnesota], Donald Draxler and his father enlisted in the Army....
Seymour Reitman's entire senior geometry class enlisted while they were still in high school. When he turned 18 years...
George Linker was offered service in multiple branches of the military when he signed up for duty. He said he wanted to...
Clifford Albert Hahn entered basic training at Fort Lee, Virginia [Annotator's Note: he had enlisted in July 1942]....
Isadore Bronstein received his draft notification in late 1942 or early 1943. He had thought he would not be called up...
The first friends Ralph F. Lafferty made were enlisted men. All of the men were skiers. When he was finished training...
Floyd Dumas' father worked for the New York Central Railroad in Malone, New York as a boilermaker. Dumas had three...
Robert C. Andry was born in March 1925 in Chastang, Alabama. He attended Catholic school through high school. Once he...
Walter Halloran had never thought about joining the military until the attack on Pearl Harbor. He knew no one who had...
Odell Wallace Vaughn was born in December 1921 in Greenville, South Carolina and grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina...
Jack Albert Del Monte was drafted in September 1942 and sent to Fort Dix [Annotator's Note: now Joint Base McGuire-Dix-...
Al Currier was sent to Fort Custer [Annotator's Note: Fort Custer Training Center, Kalamazoo County and Calhoun County...
Clarence Derrington entered the service and went from Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near Hattiesburg, Mississippi]...
William B. Hughes knew he wanted to be a soldier when he first saw his brother in uniform. He eventually joined the...
Mark Maynard entered the Navy and initially had training in Idaho and then Illinois. While he was at the second...
Richard "Dick" Schneider was trained at various locations in the United States but spent most of his time at Gulfport...
Chester Brewer was sent to Las Vegas, Nevada and fired every gun from BB guns [Annotator's Note: air gun that fires...
[Annotator's Note: William Earl Gast joined the Army and went to armor forces school at what was then Camp Campbell,...
Jean McCreery flew under her maiden name, Terrell. She was born in Troy, Ohio in 1924 and worked at WACO [Annotator's...
While stationed in Polebrook, England [Annotator's Note: with the 511th Bombardment Squadron, 351st Bombardment Group,...
Chester Strunk was recruited and enlisted [Annotator's Note: in June 1942] but then told to return to college and await...
Russell Gackenbach had his Army Air Forces basic training in Florida. There were not enough uniforms for the recruits...
Lorcey J. Sonnier was born in May 1924. During the Great Depression, he did not have shoes. The town did not have roads...
Timothy Mahoney wanted to join the Navy because a friend of his was in the Navy. His father told him to wait until he...
Bernard Baker was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, in February 1924. He grew up with nine siblings. An older...
Robert Cahoon was drafted into the Army on his 21st birthday. When he reported to Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near...
David Fisher reported for active duty on 23 December 1943 at Camp Beauregard [Annotator's Note: in Pineville, Louisiana...
[Annotator's Note: There is a lot of background noise in this interview.] Edith Vancheri was born in February 1923 in...
Stanley Jack Birnbaum was born in March 1923 in New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York]. He attended Queens...
John Raaen attended West Point. His father was a career officer who graduated from the Military Academy on 1 November...
They [Annotator’s Note: Charles Borders and his fellow pilots in the 82nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 71st...
James Armstrong continues describing his experience in the small French village of Vaux-sur-Seine, where he had been...

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