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After being drafted, Jack Dunlavy went to Anniston [Annotator's Note: Anniston Army Depot in Bynum, Alabama] to the...
Richard O'Hara took a train with eight others to San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California]. They did not know...
George Mitchell feels the training at Montford Point [Annotator's Note: Camp Montford Point, Jacksonville, North...
James Jordan took his basic training at Fort Lee, Virginia. It was night and day from his college military experience....
Walter Atwood worked for Boeing [Annotator's Note: The Boeing Company] for a couple of years and got deferments [...
Allen Ray Sibley was drafted into the Army [Annotator's Note: on 24 February 1944]. They put him on a Greyhound bus to...
Delbert Wombacher enlisted in December 1939 at Fort Crook, Nebraska [Annotator's Note: now Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha...
Sometimes it is hard to remember and sometimes it is good to forget some of the things that happened in those days....
James Albert Kitts then went to Pembroke to Camp Lamphey [Annotator's Note: Camp Lamphey, Pembrokeshire, Wales, England...
Jack Rolfson born in September 1921 in Omaha, Nebraska. He grew up in the city, went to school, and would ride his bike...
[Annotator's Note: The interview begins with Clarence Wolf Guts already in conversation with the interviewer]. After...
On 7 December 1941, Stanley "Stan" Levy was sitting on the floor of the family home reading the newspaper and listening...
[Annotator's Note: William Cart graduated flight training then was sent to Naval Auxiliary Air Station Miramar, in San...
When Martin Richard was inducted into the service, he could choose his branch of service. You could not volunteer, you...
Ted Winestone [Annotator's Note: a Polish-Jewish refugee] did not talk much about his war experience with his new peers...
Arthur Jackson had been influenced by Marine pilots and wanted to fly. At the recruiting office he took the aviation...
Thomas Joseph Lemme teamed up with a fellow named John Prentice Brown [Annotator's Note: Lemme was drafted into the...
Salvatore Famularo does not know why he picked the Marine Corps. He thought he was an athletic kid. He had street sense...
Jacklyn Lucas's uncle had been a Marine. He finished his eighth grade of school in June 1942. He overwhelmed his mother...
Francis John "Dick" Varone enlisted in the Marine Corps by himself. He waited until he received orders to report to...
Joseph Mittelsdorf thought the Marine Corps was intense. They taught everyone learn how to follow orders. The training...
Theodore Marolda enlisted for four years in the Marine Corps. He went to Parris Island [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps...
No one encouraged Roberta Randolph "Randy" Tidmore to join the Marines. She chose the Marines because they did not have...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Kissam was in the US Merchant Marine aboard the SS Thomas Nelson Page. When he returned from...
Bill Toledo was sent to San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California] for boot camp. He was able to keep up with...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
James J. Hill took all the Marine courses with no problem [Annotator's Note: during Marine Corps boot camp in late 1941...
Archibald Rackerby was assigned to the 3rd Marine Raider Battalion. Colonel Liversedge [Annotator's Note: later US...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Nacey joined the US Army Air Forces and was sent to California in 1943.] He was so excited....
From the time Robert Doolan was ten or 12 years old, he wanted to fly. He was in high school and you had to have some...
Hewitt Brian Gomez was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in January 1925. He recalled that he was playing football at a...
Lee O. McKinnon was born in Valdosta, Georgia in August 1925. He was raised by his mother and grandfather and worked on...
John Sanford Gilman was born in Rochester, New York in November 1918. He grew up with an older brother and twin sister...
Darrell Welch trained on twin engine aircraft. He was flying bombers in flight school and assumed he was going to be a...
Jump school training was intense for Jacques Brewster Smith. He did a lot of running and swinging exercise. He was...
Homer Myers flew the T-17 Stearman [Annotator's Note: Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet primary trainer aircraft] in...

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