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One day before James Siracuse got to fly solo, one of his instructors showed him a maneuver that he said he should not...
After leaving the Wahoo [Annotator's Note: USS Wahoo (SS-238)], James Allen was transferred to the USS Sperry (AS-12)....
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...
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...
Cleveland Peterson was born in Baudette, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up there. Baudette is on the Canadian border in...
Calvin Moret volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Following testing, he was accepted on 14 October 1943. He was sent for...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the navy aboard the submarines USS Thresher (SS-200) and USS Lizardfish (SS-...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
Elmo Espree's troop ship sailed from Australia for the Bay of Bengal in India. In India, Espree went through the Ganges...
While in Calcutta, George Rudloff developed physical activities in which the American soldiers could participate. There...
Byron Othello Wilkins arrived back at Camp Maxey in Texas and saw a group of LSU men at the camp with a band to play...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...
[Annotator's Note: James Allen served in the Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class in the submarine service and was aboard the...
After leaving China, John Alison returned to the United States where he was to take command of a wing of P-38s [...
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...
George Rudloff was sent to India via Australia. He arrived at Chandigarh which was a staging area in India. From there...
George Edward Morgan was born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey on 29 June 1927. He had a younger brother named Robert....
June Tinker was born in Coal City, West Virginia in July 1925. She grew up there until she was six years old then moved...
Life in Hawaii was wonderful for Lydia Grant before the war. The island was at its pristine best at that time. Grant...
Sidney Philips was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He grew up on Georgia Avenue in midtown. Eugene [Annotators Note...
James Melvin Crane was born in Conehatta, Mississippi in Newton County. At 15 pounds, he was the largest baby boy in...
Catherine Long was born in 1924 in Dayton, Ohio. That was the home of her mother’s family. She soon moved to Pittsburgh...
Joseph Simpson was born in West Texas near Anson in 1921. He was delivered by a midwife. His father was a sharecropper...
Lowell Kermit Brueland born in a small town in Iowa. He was raised on farm two miles from town. Brueland’s father was...
John A. Pogue was born in North Madison, Indiana in April 1921. He attended North Madison High School. He participated...
John J. Witmeyer, known all his life as JJ, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1921. He lived in only two different...
Arthur Seltzer was born in Norfolk, Virginia in December 1923. He was a youngster in the Great Depression. His father...
Herbert Auerbach was born in June 1922 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He attended a local high school in what is...
Holly Frederick Reynolds was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. She was born in Virginia because her mother was there at the...
Samuel Spector was born in Manhattan, New York in July 1924. He worked as a delivery boy for furriers. He also worked...
Adelaide Benjamin remembers the first Christmas tree the family had out there [Annotator's Note: in El Paso, Texas]....

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