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Harvey Segal fought through France and then into Luxembourg and Belgium. His battalion [Annotator's Note: 37th Field...
Thomas J. Blakey and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division] were in...
When Charles Slay joined the military he was assigned to Cannon Company [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 415th...
Frank Hartzell advanced through the ranks as squad and then platoon leader as casualties mounted during the Battle of...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
At the time, Roger Bowers had never considered the idea of being captured. On 16 December 1944, right after daybreak,...
Erico J. Catalano witnessed several plane crashes in mid-air or as they tried to land. There were close calls where the...
When the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944 to...
Donald Wilson and the USS Vincennes (CL-64) participated in the shore bombardment of Saipan and Tinian during the...
[Annotator's Note: A person off screen interjects throughout the interview.] Harold G. Cowart and the 25th Marines [...
After his successful mission on D-Day [Annotator's Note: D-Day; the Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944...
Allen Horton reported aboard the USS Nevada (BB-36), and a fellow Princeton acquaintance helped him settle into...
Basil Woolf joined the British Navy in May 1941. He was called up in October 1941 and his parents had a fit. His father...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. was called up in February 1943 and sent to Miami [Annotator's Note: Miami, Florida] for...
Lloyd Guillory and the other new pilots were told that they would initially train in P-40s [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P...
Howard Ricks was drafted but took the option offered to him to join the United States Marine Corps. He chose the...
Ted Winestone [Annotator's Note: a Polish-Jewish refugee] did not talk much about his war experience with his new peers...
Norris Gwin went to Parris Island, South Carolina for boot camp. He soon learned that training was not easy. The day...
Thomas Edward Pugh was sent to the Marine Recruit Depot for boot camp in San Diego, California. He was woken up early...
Harry McKnight learned how to follow orders in boot camp. It helped him in battle. He was in good shape because he was...
Oscar Culp was born in May 1925 in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a young African-American, he saw some of the biases...
Ralph C. Franklin did not pass his first physical for the Marine Corps because he was underweight. He ate bananas and...
Thomas Joseph Lemme teamed up with a fellow named John Prentice Brown [Annotator's Note: Lemme was drafted into the...
Francis John "Dick" Varone enlisted in the Marine Corps by himself. He waited until he received orders to report to...
Joseph Mittelsdorf thought the Marine Corps was intense. They taught everyone learn how to follow orders. The training...
Thinking he would ship out the next day, Frank Campisano took the family car to be sworn into the Navy. But when he...
In boot camp, George Vincent Ross was initially treated as a low-life by the DI [Annotator's Note: drill instructor]....
Joseph Goble was part of a contingent of Marine enlistees from Raleigh, North Carolina. He did 12 weeks of boot camp...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts with Martin Banyas mid-sentence talking about being drafted.] Banyas learned...
In 1940, David Heath graduated high school and went to work on a farm. Later that year, he joined the Marines [...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
Kenneth Theis completed midshipman training in two months and was commissioned an ensign in the Navy in November 1943....
Charles Littig was selected for PT school following his graduation in December 1942 as a Navy midshipman at...
John Sanford Gilman was born in Rochester, New York in November 1918. He grew up with an older brother and twin sister...
Theodore Vallas joined the Navy in 1939 when students in college were being prepared to go to the anticipated war....

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