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James Fitzmorris was stationed at Camp Plauche [Annotator's Note: also known as Camp Harahan, Jefferson Parish,...
The different crews in Clarence Carlson's squadron [Annotator's Note: 555th Bombardment Squadron, 386th Bombardment...
When Warren Nolan first boarded the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) he thought it was massive. He watched the first flight...
Linda Hope could not select one single favorite item of recognition given to her father [Annotator’s Note: Linda Hope...
After Leyte, Harper Gruber's vessel [Annotator's Note: USS YMS-339] took part in the second invasion [Annotator's Note...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine on the SS Dolly Madison. The major missions of the ship were...
Robert Mayes and his unit [Annotator's Note: 12th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, 9th US Army] had been in...
Life aboard ship [Annotator's Note: USS Appalachian (AGC-1)] was mostly hot for Melvin Abadie. The South Pacific was...
Boot camp was mostly about discipline for Angelo Ciotta. They instill that you are not there for yourself but for the...
John Kerner was in Nancy, France and there was a lot of fighting going on. Not far from the front line, there was a USO...
John Morrow recalls MEs, Maximum Effort missions [Annotator's Note: for a maximum effort mission, every bombardment...
Murray Glass was drafted and sent to the Fort Dix, New Jersey reception center for a few weeks. He then went to the...
John McConn arrived after Munich and the nearby terrible death camp had been captured and cleaned up. [Annotator’s Note...
William Rupp was trained to maintain, repair, and operate IBM machines by the Navy. He also attended night school...
A typical day aboard ship for Martin Jacobson consisted of reading and PT [Annotator's Note: physical training] on the...
Norman Neste and the 75th Infantry Division [Annotator's Note: Neste was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 289th...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
Irma Darphin and the 127th General Hospital spent their first night there [Annotator's Note: in Normandy] in a bombed-...
A regular day for Gabriel Spinelli started early, and was usually spent driving the lines to check wires and repeater...
William B. Hughes was in Wiesbaden during the occupation [Annotator's Note: Hughes was in Germany serving in the United...
Donald Wilson spent time in Tsingtao, China. Living conditions and the local population were very different for him. He...
John Bellecci and a friend went to a place called Nikko [Annotator's Note: the site of the Toshogu Shinto Shrine] in...
When George Hardy would go out and get his airplane into position, his crew chief would ride on the wing. It is really...
Prior to shipping out, Sammy Ray's professor and advisor from Louisiana State University, Doctor Lowry, put him in...
Ray Felts went to Idaho for basic training, and hoped he would get to work on a submarine, but at six-foot-four his...
Joseph Blouin went to basic training at the largest wooden hotel in the country [Annotator's Note: Belleview-Biltmore...
Arnold Debrick went to Camp Hood, Texas for basic training. He was used to hard work so basic training was not all that...
George Hardy went on leave after graduation [Annotator's Note: from aviation cadet training at Tuskegee Army Air Field...
Richard Scholl was in basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas. Training was not bad. It was bad doing jungle training in...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
Blanche Gangwere received a leave to go to Paris. She did not have to wear her uniform during that time. She wore...
When John Morrow was not flying missions, he looked forward to getting 48 hour passes. He would go into London, England...
The war ended in Europe, but a lot of people were being shipped out to prepare for an invasion of Japan. Arnold Debrick...
John Kerner was in London, England for about ten days. He was on leave and only had to report back when the ship was to...
Irma Darphin was in Rennes, France when her brother looked her up. He was a captain in the 156th Infantry National...
Following the war's conclusion, Claude Taylor sailed aboard LSM-352 [Annotator's Note: LSM stands for Landing Ship,...

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