Life in the Field/aboard ship

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James Odom was excited to travel into the unknown, leaving home on a Greyhound bus bound for Dallas, then taking his...
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....
Joyce Leblanc said she usually went to school as normal. The teachers came to a point where they wouldn't even...
Michael Linquata went to France from Dover, England on an English troopship. He saw the white cliffs of Dover. It was...
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...
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'...
After finishing his training, Donald Scott was put on a troop ship to the 8th Air Force field in Knettishall, England...
Odell Vaughn fought through North Africa and Italy with the 178th Field Artillery Battalion. He was promoted to the...
Jack Carver moved into Germany and crossed the Rhine River. Most of the bridges into Germany had been destroyed but one...
After fighting through France and Luxembourg, Henry Feldman crossed the Rhine River on pontoon bridges at Cologne,...
On 11 December 1941, Charles Harrison was at Toki Point, which had a panoramic view, and could see five ships...
While heading to the invasion of Iwo Jima, Richard Nummer's convoy of ships was joined by numerous ships at Saipan....
Thomas Tizzard was assigned to the USS Helena (CL-50) and sent to Nouméa, New Caledonia. A person had told him the...
Robert Riddle was assigned to the Merchant Marine ship SS Typhoon, transporting supplies and soldiers throughout the...
Harold Buell was assigned to the Wasp [Annotator's Note: USS Wasp (CV-7)] as a pilot in Squadron VS-71 [Annotator's...
Firman Balza was sent to the west coast, and on Easter Sunday, 13 April 1941, he went aboard the USS Maryland which was...
When John Curtis Spencer got back to the United States [Annotator's Note: in May 1942], he reported to sub chaser...
Moses Hogan was on the USS Montgomery (DD-121) when Pearl Harbor was attacked. As one of three stewards, he cooked and...
Leslie Aigner and the other living passengers were ordered out of the cattle car [Annotator's Note: upon their arrival...
Judith Meisel was taken by train to Auschwitz. They were loaded into a car with others who were already there. Feces...
David Oreck enlisted in the US Army Air Forces in 1942 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He wanted to fly in the Air...
Lorainne (nee Taix) McCaslin was born [Annotator's Note: in New Orleans, Louisiana] to French immigrant parents who...
John Moran's first day of action in Obergailbach, France was the day after a large battle had been fought. Bill Hundley...
Michael Mickey Ganitch was aboard the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) during the fight for the Marshall Islands. The ship's...
Robert Fulton and the USS Houston (CA-30) and the HMAS Perth ran into a Japanese landing force late on the night of 28...
Horace Sharp arrived in Le Havre, France following his deployment from the United States. The town was utterly...
Samuel Lombardo gave Captain Marsh the orders and moved forward into the action. [Annotator's Note: Even though...
Carrol Joy and two of his buddies took most of their equipment with them and loaded up their carbines to head to...
Edwin Knight spent four months in New Zealand learning to be a medic. He learned to give plasma, bandage wounds, and...
After John DuBose signed on with the Merchant Marines, he was shipped to the Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg,...
William Laubner went to Fort Dix, New Jersey after entering the Army. He received basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky...

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