Life in the Field/aboard ship

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Roy H. Matsumoto arrived in India and traveled to Deogarh [Annotator's Note: Deogarh, India] in the interior. A camp...
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...
After training at Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near Hattiesburg, Mississippi], Roy H. Matsumoto heard rumors of a...
When Orville Carroll arrived at Northwest Field on Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands], the Marines had...
Norman Kinsey felt the operation he was in was not going anywhere. A call came out for a cadre to form a new...
George Joseph Sullivan spent six months in a hospital at home after he got back. The diet was one of the bad things. He...
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...
Floyd Horne says the B-26 [Annotator's Note: Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber] was a very tough airplane. He recalls...
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...
Peter Newberg did not have much choice in abandoning ship [Annotator's Note: after the USS Yorktown (CV-5) was mortally...
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...
[Annotator's Note: William Nesser was in training aboard a commercial transport vessel when the Japanese attacked Pearl...
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...
Herbert W. Ridyard's squad [Annotator's Note: 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon, Company H, 2nd Battalion, 301st Infantry Regiment...
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...
Richard "Dick" Willhour retreated from German emplacements at Raon-l'Étape [Annotator's Note: Raon-l'Étape, France with...
Herbert W. Ridyard was let off a truck near Nennig [Annotator's Note: Nennig, Germany] and then advanced toward their...
When the New Year [Annotator's Note: 1945] came, Robert Snyder's 67th Armored Regiment [Annotator's Note: Snyder was a...
After graduating from gunnery school, Robert Tyler Oakes was sent to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet his crew. They were...
In March 1943, Robert "Bob" Rickel was given orders to go through gunnery school. He did not understand why he was...
[Annotator's Note: Floyd Stahl was assigned to the minesweeper USS Sway (AM-120).] On the troopship over [Annotator's...
Burt Richard Sadler remained on the ship all night. The next day, he heard the anchor rise, and the ship went into the...
Amelia Taylor discussed the developments of the war while she was in high school. It was very real to them. They...

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