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James White was born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1925. As a junior in high school at the time of the Japanese attack on...
For William Winter, basic training was different [Annotator's Note: different than his previous experiences at Ole Miss...
From China, the USS Balduck (ADP-132) took Donald Dean and the rest of the crew back to Okinawa, then to Hawaii,...
Wilbur Rogers was born in August 1925 in Jonesboro, Louisiana, the youngest of six boys and three girls. His wasn't a...
Jack Barnes was born in Cisco, Texas in 1922. Shortly after his birth, his family moved from Cisco because his father...
Robert Riddle was born in Gainesville, Texas in May 1924. When he was three years old his father bought a farm and...
Gustave Heinecke, known as G. Edward, Ed, Eddie, and Hink, was born in October 1922, in Belleville, Illinois, the...
Ray Felts was born in Cameron, Oklahoma in September 1926, the eldest of three children. He was 15, and on a double-...
Barbara Butler was born in Syracuse, New York in 1921. Her father was a salesman so they moved around a lot when she...
James Moshovitis was born in March 1925 in Washington, D.C., the only son of three children born to Greek immigrants....
William Myers, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in February 1926. During the Great Depression his father worked...
Carl Caffarel was born in 1925 in Plaquemines, Louisiana, and grew up in the nearby town of Port Allen, Louisiana. The...
Jack Gutman was born in December 1925 in San Francisco, California, the son of a salesman who had nine children. The...
Russell Engel was born in Vesta, Minnesota, the son of a farmer who left the farm to work in oil refineries in Caspar,...
Ray Snyder graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Engineering Physics, and was commissioned in...
Clem Thrift thought the destroyer escort he served on [Annotator's Note: the USS Holt (DE-706)] was a great ship. It...
Eugene DiSabatino was born in 1922 in Wilmington, Delaware. He grew up and attended school there. His family owned an...
The Civilian Pilot Training Program was offered in college and students would receive one credit hour. Richard Baile...
As a sophomore in college, Ray Snyder was put into the V-1 program at the University of Dubuque, which he referred to...
William Winter had no inclination to stay in the Army after the war. He was fortunate to have come through the war...
George Joseph Bertucci wanted to improve his education after the military. He received his GED and then went to air...
Wilbur Rogers' ship [Annotator's Note: USS Foote (DD-511)] and crew were preparing for the invasion of Japan, but the...
William Myers, Jr. went to Tulane night school on the G.I. Bill, and said he couldn't have otherwise afforded his...
Fulton Taylor used the GI Bill to help pay his tuition for college. He graduated from Louisiana State University in...
Robert Dickinson's training took place on one of the old S-boats. [Annotator's Note: The United States' S-class...
James Newsom was assigned to the USS Sarsfield (DD-837) in New York. The Sarsfield was larger than his previous...