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[Annotator’s Note: Norma Halberg joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots or WASPs in January 1944 and went to Avenger...
Selwyn Gilmore and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 52nd Bombardment Squadron, 29th Bombardment Group, 314th Bombardment...
Robert Prince graduated from college and then reported to Fort Lewis [Annotator's Note: now part of Joint Base Lewis-...
Vernon Tweedt got his artillery training at Camp Edwards [Annotator's Note: in Cape Cod, Massachusetts]. There were...
Nolan Albarado was in the Army but was cooking for the Navy in Hawaii. He returned home to the United States in 1943...
Paul Bosworth was sent to Flagstaff, Arizona for training. He started shooting up all of the beautiful cactuses there....
Clyde Nordstrom cannot say that his life changed much after the declaration of war [Annotator's Note: on Japan, after...
Frank Purvis volunteered before Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7...
Nolan Albarado went to basic training in San Diego, California. From there his unit [Annotator's Note: 133rd...
Everybody was scraping by during the Great Depression. Martin Brignac and his family made out with what they had. They...
Joseph Richard went to T-Unit [Annotator's Note : Task Unit; unit or formation that works on a single defined task or...
Charles Childs was lucky to graduate [Annotator's Note: in 1938]. He had some friends going to college and they needed...
Floyd Horne signed up [Annotator's Note: for the US Army Air Forces Aviation Cadet Program] early enough that when he...
Chester Brewer joined the Army Air Corps and was sent to Midland-Odessa [Annotator's Note: Midland-Odessa, Texas] and...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John K. Ward if he recalls two lieutenants by name. Ward appears to be trying...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond Cauble flew Martin B-26 Marauder medium bombers out of Tampa, Florida.]. Before you could...
The B-25 [Annotator's Note: North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber] appealed to William Smith as an airplane. The...
[Annotator's Note: This clip starts with Floyd Horne discussing the bad reputation of the Martin B-26 Marauder medium...
Nick Cristiano saw his first B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] in New Mexico and it...
George Allen says that instructors have to be rough on cadets by design. After they got their wings, they were nice to...
George Allen was in New Orleans, Louisiana on a trip with his family when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He was...
A mission to Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin, Germany] is the one that stands out in Daniel Samuelson's mind the most...
Monroe Scherer was shipped out to California where he visited some relatives and friends. He then went by troop ship to...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Moise S. Steeg, Jr. what basic training was like.] Moise S. Steeg, Jr....
Theodore Skare was drafted in May 1943. He had previously tried to enlist in the Army Air Corps but they turned him...
Stephen Ananian took a train to Atlantic City, New Jersey for boot camp. He had been in ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve...
Walter Sapp's father had been in World War 1 and knew what infantry was about. Sapp did not consult with his family...
Arthur McHardy went by train from Detroit [Annotator's Note: Detroit, Michigan] to San Diego [Annotator's Note: San...
Alton Bourg was stationed with men who were mostly from Pennsylvania and were professionals in their civilian lives....
John Symons had basic training at Jefferson Barracks [Annotator's Note: Jefferson Barracks Military Post, Lemay,...
George Joseph Sullivan was sworn in at the Customs House in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana] and...
William Burrus was drafted [Annotator's Note: in the spring of 1943] and went to Fort McClellan, Alabama for induction...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Burrell received his orders to basic training on 22 December 1942]. Joseph Burrell had his...
Gerard Dillon went to Camp Croft, South Carolina for infantry basic training from November until January [Annotator's...
Donald Dean Paynter attended basic training in Houston, Texas. He just remembers it being physical and he got a lot of...
After being drafted, Richard Yeagely went to Fort McClellan, Alabama [Annotator's Note: then Camp McClellan in Anniston...

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