Life in the Field/aboard ship

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After induction, Jack Barnes went to Camp Howze in Gainesville, Texas for nine months of training. He trained in...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
For Gerard Halpern the trip from the United States to Italy was unremarkable except that they ran out of food near the...
Joseph LaNier had no training or explanation concerning how to perform as a Seabee [Annotator’s Note: Seabee is a twist...
[Annotator's Note: This segment is the beginning of a second interview recorded with Mrs. Grant in the studio at The...
[Annotators Note: Masaji Insohita served in the army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-India...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st...
Catherine Long lived in a barracks with four other WAVES [Annotator's Note: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
Joseph LaNier had a close call on Okinawa while driving a truck. The LST [Annotator’s Note: LST—landing ship, tank] was...
Charles Moore had his next major mission when he participated in the invasion of Southern France. [Annotator’s Note:...
Lily Sawada and her husband devoted their lives to the church as missionaries. She did not know her future husband...
David Yoho was on a fleet oiler in World War 2. The ship took on fuel sometimes from a fuel barge in order to refuel...
William Leibold never stopped believing that he would make it home to his wife. The reunion with his wife on his parent...
George Morgan mentioned Kauffman as being the only superintendant of the Naval Academy who followed his father in that...
After James Weller’s 14 day leave in Paris, he was trucked back to his original base in Czechoslovakia. He received...
Pomroy begins the interview by talking about the living conditions on Guadalcanal. Living conditions were as basic as...
Blanchard was born in Yonkers, New York. He moved around quite a bit as an employee of General Motors.He came from a...
Charles Bishop was born in New Haven, Connecticut in November of 1920. The depression years were sketchy. His mother...
Kaylor was born in Highspire, Pennsylvania. He went to Highspire High School. K-12 was in the same building. A friend's...
Childers was born in Sherman, California. When he was young, his parents move the family to the Oklahoma.When he was...
Leisey was born in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania May 10th, 1923. He moved to Honey Brook, Pennsylvania where he ended up...
Iwo Jima as the worst place Dave Severance fought. They could not see the enemy. The terrain was rough and open. Living...
Deen remembers the fear that was prevalent among the replacements, yet they responded when it was time to fight. He...
Charles Scheffel notes that had anyone else been there they would have done the same thing. There are people fighting...
Connick's boat [Annotator's Note: an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel)] held roughly thirty-six men. Each boat...
Hurd's engineering unit built a number of Bailey Bridges in Europe. Before the invasion they spent time getting all of...
Leadership attitudes in McGee's unit helped to form a bond between the men. McGee's first flight was in the PT-17 [...
When Snapp arrived at the hotel [Annotator’s Note: in Sweetwater, Texas for WASP training] there was roughly thirty to...

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