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Alois Kopp was in Pocatello, Idaho in the Civilian Conservation Camp when the Navy recruited him. He was sent to San...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
Jack Beverstein first entered the Navy in the V5 Program [Annotator's Note: Naval Aviation Cadet program]. He learned...
William Rupp felt it was time to go into the Navy just before he reached 18 years of age. He told his parents that he...
Lee Roy Dugas was sent to San Diego for his Navy basic training. It was his first trip out of Louisiana, having never...
When Claude Taylor turned 18, he enlisted in the Navy. His father had been in the Army in France in World War 1. The...
Herbert Fontenot went to Camp Wallace, Texas for Navy boot camp. He had no problem with the weather but wearing boots...
Julian Siebert was drafted in May 1942. The next year was very long. He had his basic training in Camp Hood in Texas....
After induction, Jack Barnes went to Camp Howze in Gainesville, Texas for nine months of training. He trained in...
After he was inducted into the Army, Joseph Simpson first went to Camp Wolters in Mineral Well, Texas for about three...
Mahlen Arledge received his draft notice in July 1943 and went into service the next month. He elected to go into the...
Wallace Hurley was initially trained as a scout but reassigned to regular infantry. His training was at Camp Robinson...
Carrol Joy was erroneously given three sets of shots after swearing into the United States Army Air Forces. His first...
Bruno Viani was asked by his company commander if he would consider applying for OCS [Annotator's Note: Office...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Rosendahl served in the USAAF as an aircraft mechanic with the 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th...
Raymond VanDuzer was inducted into the service then sent to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was not sure what he wanted...
At Wendover, there was a base regulation stating that there was never to be any ammunition present in an aircraft until...
Eva Gross returned to Bergen-Belsen and stayed there for three years before immigrating to the United States. During...
Freeman Dyson's friend Michael Laughlin [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling] had been his roommate prior to going...
Robert Riddle went to San Pedro, California for boot camp. He was excited to see the ocean for the first time, and...
Because he had been in the ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps], and he liked close order drill,...
Claude Shannahan joined the 3rd Marines [Annotator's Note: 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division]. He went with the...
Clarence Schilperoot remained in Jakarta [Annotator's Note: at that time called Batavia] until October [Annotator's...
As Charles Balaza prepared to enter Cabanatuan, he had access to a water pump and filled his canteen. The Japanese said...
Mark Rubin and his family had been sent to Terezin [Annotator's Note: Theresienstadt transit camp and ghetto in Terezin...
Angus Lorenzen took regular types of classes in the Japanese internment camp at Santo Tomas University in Manila,...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
Micha Tomkiewicz was about three years old when he was put in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp with his mother and...
James Jeter was drafted in 1944 but did not pass the physical examination at Fort Humbug [Annotator’s Note: in...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...
Joe Clapper's unit [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] landed on...
Edwin McGhee had experienced German and American shelling before his squad evacuated the building that was under fire....
After being turned down by the Navy for being blind in one eye, Clifton Trahan was accepted into the US Merchant Marine...
Lloyd Dendy and another man were on the side of a bomb crater and got blown out of their foxhole. They both vibrated...
Norman Bussel spent Christmas 1944 at Stalag Luft IV [Annotator’s Note: Stalag Luft IV (Stammlager Luft IV), Gross...
Kaliste Saloom assisted downed Allied pilots escaping from occupied Europe through Spain and Portugal. Franco [...

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