Life in the Field/aboard ship

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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...
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...
[Annotators Note: Masaji Insohita served in the army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-India...
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:...
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...
Life aboard ship was just something Charles Bishop and his fellow sailors adjusted to. They worked four hours on and...
John Vessey and his unit headed to Fort Dix to prepare to go overseas. They were supposed to go on a French ship but it...
In September 1944, Jenkins and others loaded trains and shipped out to Boston, Massachusetts. Jenkins was a PFC [...
That was as close as Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator’s Note: during a Japanese attack in the Philippines]....
When they landed on New Caledonia they were told they were going to march off their sea legs with a thirty mile hike....
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a radioman and rifleman in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] The...
Rackley was sent to Kearney, Nebraska for reassignment where he was given the keys to a brand new B-17 [Annotator’s...

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