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At Wendover, there was a base regulation stating that there was never to be any ammunition present in an aircraft until...
[Annotator's Note: Emil Schoonejans served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Burrfish (SS-312) and was rated a...
Lowell Hughes got new uniforms when he returned to Fort Devens [Annotator's Note: Ayer and Shirley, Massachusetts]. He...
Jimmy Doi spent his first day in the internment camp [Annotator's Note: Doi was interned at the Gila River Relocation...
Thomas Murphy was drafted into the Army on 8 June [Annotators Note: 8 June 1944]. His father had worked as the...
One of the chiefs saw Jack Yusen again at the opening of the Taffy 3 memorial and asked Yusen if he remembered him....
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
Thomas Tizzard was aboard the USS Denver (CL-58) when it went into dry dock to be repaired after being torpedoed. The...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...
When they reached the field hospital, Edmund Durocher was put on a stretcher in the mortar platoon area. At the bottom...
After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
[Annotator's Note: James Goodrich served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gun section leader in the 27th Marine...
There was a lot of segregation at the beginning but Lavenia Breaux had the impression that it eased up. Breaux believes...
Robert Maxwell was laying communications wiring on the left side of a road at Besançon, France when he discovered that...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] When the war...
Marigold McNeely was trained to work on the Bombe machine at Bletchley. It was mandatory to be at least five foot, four...
Warren Nolan went to Pearl Harbor aboard a Navy troop transport ship. It took about six days to get there. He was then...
In addition to class learning, such as communication and radio navigation, Maynard David and the other cadets learned...
Freeman Dyson's friend Michael Laughlin [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling] had been his roommate prior to going...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
John Howland and his B-17 bomber crewmates were assigned to the 381st Bomb Group based at Ridgewell, England. They...
The night the USS Catoctin (AGC-5) was hit by the bomb, Howard Fox was on the bridge, copying messages and reading...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
William Wayne was drafted and went to Fort Leonard Wood in Saint Louis [Annotator's Note: Saint Louis, Missouri] for...
Joseph Orlando enlisted as a Marine and describes Basic Training as six weeks of close-order drill and pure nonsense...
Gordon Higgins describes basic training and the evaluations performed and placements made as well as the issuance of...
George Colburn had never been away from home until arriving at Parris Island [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Recruit...
Jimmie Dyer entered the service in March 1944 after making a deal with his mother to finish high school. He was sworn...
The training Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Keith Renstrom went into...
Benjamin Carson assessed the battle for Bougainville to be unique in the sense that the intent was not to capture the...
James Salerno cannot remember a lot of things that happened during the war. He does remember that there was a lot of...
Claude Shannahan joined the 3rd Marines [Annotator's Note: 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division]. He went with the...
James Flannigan said the replacement lieutenants came in all sorts and he particularly remembered one who earned the...
[Annotator's Note: Simon Braitman was dressed to look like he was older so he would be chosen to leave the Zwoleń...
Henry Muller was in Papua New Guinea undergoing intensive training. Shortly after arriving, Muller was concerned about...

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