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Arthur Joseph Arceneaux Junior could not initially enter Navy flight school because of the number of new potential...
[Annotator's Note: Newton Dana was born in 1924 in Trenton, New Jersey.] Newton Dana grew up with a large extended...
Joseph R. Romano was sent to Great Lakes at Chicago, Illinois [Annotator's Note: Naval Station Great Lakes in Lake...
Windom Joseph Burton went into Navy boot camp in Norfolk [Annotator's Note: Norfolk, Virginia] and was then sent for...
Fermer Kellogg learned to swim, survive jumping in a burning pool, handle a rifle and march while training [Annotator's...
Otis Kight had his basic training for the Navy at Norfolk [Annotator's Note: Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia...
Bill Norberg remembers Hitler [Annotator's Note: German dictator Adolf Hitler] exerting his power prior to the start of...
Donald Long would have preferred to be in the Coast Guard since a station was near his home. He enlisted in the Navy...
[Annotator's Note: Wendell Delavan Cole suffers from Parkinson's disease and needs the assistance of his son to...
Jackson Augustus "Jack" Ashton, Senior volunteered for quartermaster school in the Navy. He was advised to sail on as...
After receiving his draft notice [Annotator's Note: in April 1944], Thomas Houdek was sent to Camp Hood, Texas where he...
David McKinley Blackwell entered the Army at Camp Polk [Annotator's Note: now Fort Polk in Vernon Parish, Louisiana]....
Robert Bassemir was drafted in the spring of 1943. He was sent to Long Island [Annotator's Note: Long Island, New York...
Isadore Bronstein received his draft notification in late 1942 or early 1943. He had thought he would not be called up...
Jerome Paul DiFulco was sent to Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri [Annotator's Note: Fort Leonard Wood in Pulaski County,...
Billy Grieves was born in Liberty Center, Ohio. At a young age his parents moved the family to Detroit, Michigan for...
Chester Brewer was sent to Las Vegas, Nevada and fired every gun from BB guns [Annotator's Note: air gun that fires...
William Anderson enlisted in the Navy. It took him five days to get through because they found a spot on his lungs from...
Charles McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919. After third grade he moved to Illinois. He also spent some time in...
Jean McCreery flew under her maiden name, Terrell. She was born in Troy, Ohio in 1924 and worked at WACO [Annotator's...
James Read Kirk was 17 years old and in high school when Pearl Harbor was attacked [Annotator's Note: the Japanese...
[Annotator's Note: There is a lot of background noise in this interview.] Edith Vancheri was born in February 1923 in...
Henry Ratcliff joined the Army Air Forces and went many places including California where it rained a lot. Eating in...
Archibald Rackerby volunteered to become a Marine Raider. He was a corporal and was in charge of classifying incoming...
Hans Siverts remembers Sunday, 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December 1941; the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor,...
Being a Cajun [Annotator's Note: a member of self-contained communities in southern Louisiana of French Canadian...
T. Toby Kafka enlisted in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in 1944 at the age of 20. Her family, particularly her brother,...
John Bradley served in the Army infantry and attended jump and Ranger school. He volunteered to join the 101st Airborne...
Lynward Joseph "Buddy" or "Bud" Adams joined the Navy with his two friends, and they were sent to San Diego [Annotator'...
Alan Moskin was drafted out of Syracuse [Annotator's Note: in Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York]. He went into...
Robert "Bob" Livingston volunteered for service with the US Army Air Force on 4 September 1942. He was sent to Camp...
Robert Ledford wanted to join the Army because he wanted to be on the ground fighting the enemy. When he heard the...
Warren Nolan went to Pearl Harbor aboard a Navy troop transport ship. It took about six days to get there. He was then...
John Kerner took a German passenger ship overseas to Europe. He shared a stateroom with five other officers, and they...
Charles Kneflin had never seen anything like the B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber]....
DeQuindre McGlaun passed the military physical exam and then was sent to Fort Benning [Annotator's Note: Fort Benning,...

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