Life in the Field/aboard ship

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Benigno Martinez managed to keep on the right side of his commanding officers. He worked so closely with the enlisted...
Rosette Goldstein was taught to not talk to others while she was sheltered by the Martin family in France during the...
Norman Kinsey felt the operation he was in was not going anywhere. A call came out for a cadre to form a new...
George Allen was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska to train on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers with Combat...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Dr. Robert Beynon what it was like to go out and come back from patrols on a...
If it was at night and he had to fly, William Martin would be awakened 30 minutes before. They would go and get their...
Raymond Downs finally got up the stairs and found the captain in the pilot house. The captain said they needed to get...
James Odom was excited to travel into the unknown, leaving home on a Greyhound bus bound for Dallas, then taking his...
William Burrus and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry...
Continuing his sequence of experiences, John Laster described a personal injury that was not the consequence of combat...
When James Morehead arrived at Broom, Australia, the little airfield where they landed didn't have modern pumping...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)] were attacked in Bizerte by dive bombers. There were...
Theodore Wessen and the USS Pirate (AM-275) went to Guam after that island had been recaptured by the United States....
According to Thomas Payn, the Atlantic convoys were under attack from E-boats [Annotator's Note: German Schnellboot or...
Francis Bucher knows he cannot cover everything in two hours. The Army flew P-40s [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40...
Joyce Leblanc said she usually went to school as normal. The teachers came to a point where they wouldn't even...
There wasn't enough room in any of the family's homes for Fred Manasse and his brother, so it fell to the JCCA [...
After ten weeks of primary training, James Morehead moved to Moffett Naval Air Field [Annotator's Notes: NAS Moffett...
Next, Stanley Stewart was sent to Jacksonville Air Station [Annotator's Note: Naval Air Station Jacksonville] in...
After graduating from gunnery school, Robert Tyler Oakes was sent to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet his crew. They were...
Amelia Taylor discussed the developments of the war while she was in high school. It was very real to them. They...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Griffith was a member of Company A, 6th Ranger Battalion and took part in the Raid at...
Ogden Saik had a few other items he wanted to cover. He said he considered himself a member of the "Poor Man's Navy."...
Michael Linquata went to France from Dover, England on an English troopship. He saw the white cliffs of Dover. It was...
The barracks were about two or three miles from the fields. Sometimes John Symons walked there. They had A, B, and C...
Joseph Haines was not worried about going overseas. Everything was new to him and he got to see things he had never...
Harry Carlson stayed with his crew for the remainder of the war. The crew came from a wide range of states and...
Besides morphine and cigarettes, John Kerner also carried along scotch. Back in England, they were worried the Germans...
On 5 January 1945, Carl Beck and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry...
James Marks was on a ship that was carrying people to American Samoa. The ship tied up at the pier and he decided to...
Richard Ryan served aboard the Tripoli [Annotator's Note: USS Tripoli (CVE-64)] in the Pacific and the Card [Annotator'...
Allen Pedersen and his company [Annotator's Note: 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] were recovering American tanks and...
There was not much going on when Lowell Hughes landed at Anzio, Italy [Annotator's Note: 22 January 1944]. The landing...
Before the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: that Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941],...

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