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Lloyd Guillory flew aboard an LB-30 [Annotator's Note: the Consolidated LB-30 Liberator cargo aircraft was a variant of...
Wayne Pierce was the Supply and Transportation Officer when his Battalion left Fort Bragg. The regiment travelled by...
Clarence Carslon was sent to basic training in Tampa, Florida. From there he went to Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was...
Daniel J. Lennon remembered the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean was not particularly good for enlisted men. His unit [...
Frank Hartzell and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division]...
After qualifying as a paratrooper, Obie Wickersham was at Camp McCall in North Carolina for two months of advanced...
After nine weeks' training, Alex Lopez sailed on the Ile de France [Annotator's Note: the SS Ile de France was a French...
In September 1944, Samuel Jenkins and the others [Annotator's Note: the other members of the I...
When he finished Officer Candidate School, William Blackwood was sent to the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New...
Robert Gorman was only in Camp Shanks for a few days before sailing in a convoy for Europe. His wife tried to visit him...
Thomas Murphy boarded ship and left Boston Harbor on 24 December [Annotator's Note: 24 December 1944] to go overseas....
Revis Haslett initially wanted to join the Marines but went into the Army Air Forces instead. He was working with a...
After two different assignments on quartermaster duty in the United States, Rothacker Smith finally joined his...
Robert Mayes was inducted at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He went through Basic Training and then went to Fort Sill, Oklahoma...
Kelly Kuwayama had been used to all of these different types of Americans growing up in New York City. The meeting of...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
Back in Paris, France, and being cared for by the French Resistance, James Armstrong describes the various people with...
Blanche Gangwere received a leave to go to Paris. She did not have to wear her uniform during that time. She wore...
In his advanced training, Guy Stern had to interrogate prisoners. They were taught four or five methods and were given...
Not a lot occurred on Cape Gloucester. Arthur Pendleton put in a lot of time on Cape Gloucester that was incredibly...
Sterling Mace and the Marines that accompanied him from San Diego stayed in Camp Saint Louis on New Caledonia for five...
In early January 1944, Sammy Ray boarded a ship to New Caledonia. Ray was only on New Caledonia for short time when he...
Douglas Harper said the raid lasted two hours, then, when things quieted down, a truck came by asking for volunteers to...
William Braddock reached Hawaii after his stateside Marine Corps training. Hawaii was nice. He was stationed on Ford...
The day after the Pearl Harbor attack, J. W. Childs went to the USS Nevada (BB-36) which had managed to get underway...
Frank Maresca had just finished eating Sunday dinner and had turned on the radio to listen to a ball game. During the...
Louis Conter arrived onboard the USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor on 5 December 1941 following practice firing and...
Having escaped the ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Oklahoma (BB-37)] as she capsized, Richard Schlink survived the day...
Henry Malec felt the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Weapon] was heavy at ten pounds. He took the bipod off...
Charles Davis clearly remembers the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. It was eight days after his 15th birthday, and Davis...
Frank Stewart was standing outside of the White House in Washington D.C. when he heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor...
Lloyd Dendy met people from different parts of the country. They had different accents and different ways of doing...
Charles Womack remembers that the bunkers and emplacements were often different from one to the next. He came across...
Romus Burgin and the 5th Marines [Annotator's Note: 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] were among the first to...
When Robert H. "Bob" Harris finished his induction training, he was assigned to single-engine planes. He was happy with...
After going aboard they were given some soap and a half a towel [Annotator's Note: Raymond Bailey and many of the other...

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