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Stegmeier was told that he had shrapnel on his lung and that his feet appeared to be frozen. One doctor wanted to...
Lou Brissie's Uncle Robert was around the same age as he was and was more like a brother to him. Robert was already in...
McNeil went into the service on the 5th of February 1943. Her first posting was to Davis Martin Field and Air Force...
Ettlinger ended up going to high school for 4 years and when he graduated, he and every other fellow male student...
Connick recalls the atmosphere of New Orleans during the war. He remembers men being replaced by stars in the window [...
Crump stayed in the shipyard for the better part of a year. They had launched about 14 ships. The launching details had...
After getting his orders, George Hardy went straight to Keesler Field, Mississippi. That train trip was an eye opener....
When Clarence Carlson was assigned to England he had no idea what it would look like. The English were very good to...
Melvin Abadie spent two weeks in Pearl Harbor. He was assigned to the USS Appalachian (AGC-1). He was not connected to...
[Annotator's Note: There was an odd tape break and the conversation starts mid-sentence]. Theodore Skare was aboard the...
[Annotator's Note: It appears that a question was asked during the tape break regarding what supplies were received in...
[Annotator's Note: Frank Purvis was in New York when he heard the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii...
Martin Brignac went into the service on 5 June 1941 and went to Camp Callan, California for basic training. Most were...
Norman Bussel went to Florida to be assigned to a B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress] crew. The pilot...
The first saltwater trip John Campbell made as a US Merchant Marine [Annotator's Note: Campbell regularly does not...
Francis Hurd was born in Woodhall, New York to parents who were farmers. When he was 16 years old he was forced to quit...
On the morning of Sunday, 7 December 1941, Maurice Hackler and a friend were driving to a wildlife area to go rabbit...
Lloyd Dendy went from San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California] to Oahu, Hawaii to the old Camp Catlin which...
Frank Golemi was sent to the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center [Annotator's Note: Now Lackland Air Force Base, a part...
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...
Teaching was fine, and Frank Purvis knew how fortunate he was. He was reading about and seeing guys in the real war....
William Ebersole went to a staging area in Tallahassee, Florida for about a month after finishing his pilot training....
Photograph. John Diehl wearing civilian clothing and standing in front of an Army barrack. Fort Custer, Michigan. No...
Photograph, portrait. Wiley Lowery in his Undress White uniform. Personal caption on reverse: "Wiley Edward Lowery / 8/...
Photograph. U.S. Army serviceman Norbert Leary wearing sleeveless shirt and khaki pants outdoors near building....

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