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Ralph Francis Hogan was born in February 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was one of ten children. His dad owned his...
William Wayne left the United States for the first time and it was not scary, but it was different. They made their way...
Lloyd Dendy went from San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California] to Oahu, Hawaii to the old Camp Catlin which...
In October 1942, Marvin Sussman chose to join the cavalry with thoughts of World War 1 in mind and hoped that the...
After Richard Henry Hamilton finished high school in 1940, he raised poultry on the farm as a means of income until he...
[Annotator's Note: Edna Davis served with the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs.] Everybody liked the AT-6 [...
[Annotator's Note: After working on tank trial tests with US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr., Delbert...
Ernest Chauvin was drafted and went to basic training at Camp Croft, South Carolina. It was a pretty camp and was...
John Kelley was born in Dalton, Georgia in June 1924. He grew up in Atlanta [Annotator's Note: Atlanta, Georgia] where...
Leslie Cruise and 200 new soldiers were shipped out to New Cumberland [Annotator's Note: New Cumberland, Pennsylvania...
Kenneth Wieland does not remember too much about his basic training but recalls there was a lot of marching and time on...
George A. Damiano graduated from high school shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese...
Henry Armstrong trained in artillery. He was six feet two inches tall. When they boarded the train after basic training...
Frank Golemi was sent to the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center [Annotator's Note: Now Lackland Air Force Base, a part...
Robert Payne was in Pittsburg, Kansas in 1944 in flight training. It was a small town. What they were doing was well...
Warren Nolan had an older brother who was kind of the pioneer of the family. The family is Catholic, so the brother...
Guy Stern had come to Saint Louis, Missouri in 1937 when he was 15 years old to escape Nazi Germany. He tried, but...
Edward Zarger was in basic training with two men who had been in prison for life. They were told if they completed...
George Wiswell was made a third-class diver in the Navy. Most repair jobs are figured out as they are done. He was in...
[Annotator's Note: Ervin Lloyd Rasmussen served in the Navy and was assigned to Pier 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Dye served in the Navy aboard USS LSM-232.] There were 60 men and 6 officers on their crew....
Teaching was fine, and Frank Purvis knew how fortunate he was. He was reading about and seeing guys in the real war....
Carroll George trained on the USCGC Danmark (WIX-283) [Annotator's Note: Danmark; full-rigged ship of Danish Maritime...
[Annotator’s Note: Anna McCalla Noren graduated from Nursing School and took the state boards in March 1943]. In the...
Francis Bucher was training pilots for night flying [Annotator's Note: at Naval Air Station Ellyson Field, Pensacola,...
Earl Flanagan recalls listening to the radio when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese...
William Ebersole went to a staging area in Tallahassee, Florida for about a month after finishing his pilot training....
Jacklyn Lucas's wallet is on display at the D-Day Museum [Annotator's Note: The National WWII Museum in New Orleans,...
Sydney Levit remembered when the war in Europe was finally over. He heard that he was going to be sent home for 30 days...
Reverend Doctor Lamar Edward Smith joined the Navy in late 1945. He was in boot camp [Annotator's Note: San Diego,...
In training at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts [Annotator's Note: in Cape Cod, Massachusetts with the 141st Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: Nelson Constant was working in oil exploration for the Humble Oil Company in Louisiana and had his...
Norma Halberg does not recall how many hours of primary training she had. She went from the Stearman [Annotator's Note...
Shirley Chase Kruse was taking flying lessons and she met a lady who she became friendly with. Her friend recommended...
Raymond Cauble won an airplane ride in 1935. Cauble volunteered for the service due to patriotism. He says he would...
William Sturman and a buddy liked the Navy and just picked it to join. He wanted to see the ocean. He was old enough to...

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