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Delewski had never heard of Pearl Harbor before the attack and never planned to go into the Navy. He graduated high...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
John Noack came close to washing out one time and that was in basic. One weekend they wanted to go home and see their...
Ramage was at Pearl Harbor when the Battle of Midway took place. He was not aboard ship at the time. The newspapers of...
Hawk's father had served in the Army Coast Artillery in the Philippines during World War I and woke Hawk up at 3 in the...
All of the barnstormers had on the boots, leather jackets and goggles and all had a bottle of spirits in the back seat...
Ardel Bollinger did not get along with the Colonel in England. When Bollinger asked for a recommendation to join the...
Jones' group would fly patrols up and down he coast out of McCord. He liked that flying because there were no controls...
David Paul Spencer applied promptly but they were not taking people [Annotators Note: for officer candidate school, or...
Theodore Van Kirk recalls his first combat mission in Europe in B-17s [Annotator's note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress...
An interesting thing happened while Kanaya was there. They had a patient that needed a blood transfusion every day....
McClellan and two other people were selected to take the guns down to Paris. On the train ride down he was with a...
Bailey checked in with his draft board and was put on a bus to Camp Croft. He told the army recruiter that he wanted to...
Her commanding officer in Arlington, Virginia was a member of the original few who reported for training in...
Fagot was born an American citizen, but she had never been to to the United States until she enlisted in the Navy. She...
Hershel Williams was sent to the capitol city of Charleston [Annotator's Note: Charleston, South Carolina] and from...
Ben Kuroki’s B-24 outfit was called to North Africa to help out with the British forces who were going against Rommel....
After eight weeks of boot camp James Goodrich was sent to Camp Elliot. Camp Pendleton was not around at that time....
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a radioman and rifleman in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] The...
The Nazis were on their march throughout Europe but his family kept their trip [Annotator’s Note: their immigration to...
Malarkey's group did not have pathfinders to identify the drop zone. Their pathfinders had gone down in the channel [...
Sakato recalled that they took that hill finally and had to take a few others [Annotator’s Note: during fighting in...
Vernon Baker stayed at Geiger Airfield until October 1942 when they went back to Fort Huachuca, Arizona. One day he was...
Lucien Laborde was a regimental adjutant with the 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division when he landed in...
John Luckadoo was a copilot in the 100th Bombardment Group based at Thorpe Abbotts. Dye [Annotators Note: Glen Dye, the...
Leahr was shipped overseas in early 1944. He had graduated in Class 43-G [Annotator's Note: Class 43-G graduated in...
Robert Zawada was assigned to the 20th Armored Division. They left from Fort Campbell, Kentucky and traveled by train...
The men were glad to see their commander Lyle Bouck come in and replace their original platoon leader. None of the men...
Lou Brissie's Uncle Robert was around the same age as he was and was more like a brother to him. Robert was already in...
Richard Ford waited about three months for a boat back to the United States. Germans were sinking boats in the Gulf of...
[Annotators Note: Robert Murphy served in the army as a paratrooper in Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Alexander Vraciu wanted to fly fighters. If he had not been given fighters when he was going through training at Corpus...
[Annotators Note: Geraldine Nyman was a member of the Women Air Force Service Pilots, or WASPs. She transported...
Rankin was initially stationed at Halesworth near Norwich then moved down to Boxted [Annotator’s Note: England]. By the...
It took Blanchard quite a while to get topside. There was a lot of smoke. The men had to move to get away from it all....
William Lansford and the other Marine Raider recruits were taken to Jacques Farm where they began their training. The...

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