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Arriving in October 1944, Aubrey Bradley was assigned to the 401st Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 613th...
Jeannine Burk [Annotator's Note: nee Jeannine Rafalowicz] was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1939. Her parents had two...
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
Fred Bronfin adjusted easily to military life but felt he was losing time in his career. To differentiate between...
One day before James Siracuse got to fly solo, one of his instructors showed him a maneuver that he said he should not...
Jeannine Burk's mother died in February [Annotator's Note: 1950] and the trip to New York was in May. The purpose of...
About three months after returning, Jeannine Burk's sister received a letter from a family named Mike and Frieda Savage...
Philip Dunford feels the Japanese were very capable fighters, but were also very cruel. What they did to an American...
William Lansford continued training while he was in Hawaii waiting for the Raiders who had carried out the raid on...
After leaving the Wahoo [Annotator's Note: USS Wahoo (SS-238)], James Allen was transferred to the USS Sperry (AS-12)....
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
The young George Morgan enjoyed baseball as a fan and player. In 1942 or 1943, Branch Rickey became general manager of...
Thomas Ballew served in headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] handling finance and...
Allen Horton reported aboard the USS Nevada (BB-36), and a fellow Princeton acquaintance helped him settle into...
Basil Woolf joined the British Navy in May 1941. He was called up in October 1941 and his parents had a fit. His father...
Forrest Villarrubia volunteered for the Marines the day after his high school graduation. His mother would not sign for...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
Harold Buell attended Parsons College in Iowa [Annotator's Note: Fairfield, Iowa] on an athletic scholarship. He was an...
Lowell Brueland had a normal flight training. He graduated in September 1942 and was assigned to the 20th Fighter...
John A. McCarthy was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His family moved to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He was...
Dale Peterson volunteered for the Navy and was sent for training at the Farragut Naval Training Center in Idaho. He...
Henry A. Tacket was an amateur radio operator in his youth. His friends coaxed him into joining the Navy's V3 program...
Harry Lockhead was sent to Great Lakes for his Navy boot camp training. The discipline was no different than he had at...
Jack Madden took his basic training for the United States Navy in Newport, Rhode Island. He originally signed up to...
Ralph Hopkins wanted to join the Navy at 17 years of age, but his father refused. Hopkins could have gotten a job...
Chester Biernacki went to Newport, Rhode Island for boot camp. He liked the discipline of boot camp. He handled lines...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enlisted in the Navy, scored well on tests, and was sent to San Diego for boot camp. He...
Harold Lightell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1923. Growing up was wonderful in New Orleans. He loved the...
Cleveland Peterson was born in Baudette, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up there. Baudette is on the Canadian border in...
Joseph Medicine Crow was 98 years old at the time of the interview. His Crow Indian Tribal name was High Bird but the...
Calvin Moret volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Following testing, he was accepted on 14 October 1943. He was sent for...
Walter Ram went through basic training for the Army. He was discharged after a year in the Army. When the Japanese...
John Raaen attended West Point. His father was a career officer who graduated from the Military Academy on 1 November...
Joseph Orlando knew he was a Marine immediately. In Basic Training they would be told they were better than any other...
Joseph Rockforte's company [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division...

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