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Flying to Japan was not easy because so much of China was under Japanese control. All of the missions Howard Anderson...
Reginald Duncan was the driver for the captain in his unit [Annotator's Note: 511th Engineer Light Ponton Company] and...
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...
After completing training, Robert Andry boarded a ship in New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] bound for...
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...
Marine Corps boot camp was hard, hard, and harder for Marion Meredith Beal. They would have unannounced D.I. [Annotator...
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...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
John Singlaub was asked by OSS [Annotator's Note: Office of Strategic Services, pre-runner of the Central Intelligence...
Harold Berkman and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Reginald Duncan was born in February 1922 in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up in Kearny, New Jersey with his parents and...
At the end of 1943, the Japanese made Bruno S. Rinas and his comrades build an airport outside of Manila [Annotator's...

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