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Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. had not yet been assigned to a squadron when he graduated from advanced bombardier training...
It was about a five or six hour mission for David K. Hayward to fly into Burma [Annotator's Note: now Myanmar] and back...
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
Recounting his experience in France after he was shot down, James Armstrong comments that the French people were very...
Norman Raner went home for 30 days and then was transferred down to Hot Springs, Arkansas for R...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax rose through the ranks quickly [Annotator's Note: while assigned to Fort Shafter as an...
[Annotator's Note: Curt Simmons served in the Navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
Basil Woolf returned from North Africa on his landing craft [Annotator's Note: LCH-269] and voyaged to England. En...
A mission to Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin, Germany] is the one that stands out in Daniel Samuelson's mind the most...
Monroe Scherer was shipped out to California where he visited some relatives and friends. He then went by troop ship to...
Roy Stewart went by train to San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California after enlisting in the US Marine Corps...
The drill instructor Steve McMurray had for basic training was a small, compact, mean man from Mississippi who was "as...
Herbert W. Ridyard was called up for service on his birthday, 6 July [Annotator's Note: 6 July 1943]. He had previously...
The "glorious" starting salary Theodore Pavlovich was earning in the Army came to 21 dollars a month, from which he...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Burrell received his orders to basic training on 22 December 1942]. Joseph Burrell had his...
Franklin Denius had taken artillery training in the ROTC at the Citadel and wanted to be in the artillery. He got his...
After basic training, Jack Vandervort got two weeks' vacation. He went to ASTP [Annotator's Note: Army Specialized...
Donald Dean Paynter attended basic training in Houston, Texas. He just remembers it being physical and he got a lot of...
[Annotator's Note: James Albert Kitts took his pre-induction physical in August 1943 after being drafted.] He did not...
Thomas Eakes had basic training at Ellington Field [Annotator's Note: now Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base] in...
Joe G. Casillas reported to Presidio of San Francisco [Annotator's Note: in California] from Fresno [Annotator's Note:...
Garland Bath liked being called up for the service. He went to Fort Eustis, Virginia [Annotator's Note: now Joint Base...
Donald Evans was in basic training and the Americans were kicking the Germans up and down in North Africa. Evans was in...
Being a farm boy and being used to hard work, as well as having a disciplinarian uncle who had been in the service,...
Louis Liberato was sent to New Cumberland, Pennsylvania after being drafted. He was then sent from there to Fort Bragg...
Allen Ray Sibley was drafted into the Army [Annotator's Note: on 24 February 1944]. They put him on a Greyhound bus to...
When he left Hammond in mid 1943, Frank Patti went to Camp Beauregard in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he was issued...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts abruptly.] In December 1944, Carl Beck was 19 years old and had just gotten...
Bastogne was very cold. There, Edward Shames' platoon mostly executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...
Edgar De Pue Osgood spent some time on liberty [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time]...
F.M. Richard Simons did not smoke and gave his daily cigarettes away. So many people in World War 2 were given free...
Norman Johnson recalls moving through France and into Germany and how many of the people stood down and surrendered as...
While in Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii] after the battle [Annotator's Note: [Annotator’s Note:...
Bill Norberg [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6)] was out of action for some time. In late October 1942...
The Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944...
Joseph Yourkavitch took part in the Tennessee Maneuvers in late March 1944 [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company C...

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