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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,...
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
John Campbell stopped in Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan] for orders. From there they went to a holding area...
Edward Stone was aboard the Pyro [Annotator's Note: USS Pyro (AE-1)] and found the ship had good cooks. That was...
There were only a couple of hundred other American prisoners with Joseph DeMott on the island of Java, mostly off the...
Norman Bussel had to bail out of his Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress over Berlin, Germany. He and 65 other prisoners...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
John McConn and Ganyo were given the duty of guarding a bridge. [Annotator’s Note: the spelling of Ganyo’s name is not...
Joseph Pocoroba went to Columbia, South Carolina for basic training. He found it easy. When he first went in, he had KP...
Melvin Dahlberg's first time abroad was in Italy which was very rundown. The local people were begging for food. He...
Lester Hecht's commanding officer's name was John L. Smith [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps Colonel John Lucian Smith...
Norman Bussel arrived in Glasgow, Scotland and were greeted by a bagpipe band. The Red Cross had coffee and donuts but...
Asked about her most memorable experience during the war, Phyllis Lenhard said she was impressed with the people she...
Murray Glass had a resentful band master who took offense at Glass not playing the French horn according to his MOS [...
Blanche Gangwere and two other Red Cross girls served coffee and donuts to a tank group. The tankers offered to let the...
Linda Hope saw the tremendous feelings her father had toward service people and those that worked so hard to give back...
Madeleine Peters discovered going to the store without having to stand in lines was one of the first noticeable changes...
Mary Edwards saw the world change dramatically as a result of World War 2. It was important to all the nations of the...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
From David Verlander's perspective, the Second World War has relevance today because the United States forged stronger...
To Frank Fontana, going to Paris a week after the city's liberation was the most memorable wartime experience. The trip...
Lloyd Dendy went to the Russell Islands [Annotator's Note: Solomon Islands]. Pavuvu and Mbanika were coconut...
While in the midst of being released from the hospital [Annotator's Note: Malec had been wounded by shrapnel and was...

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