Life in the Field/aboard ship

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In 1939, the Germans came into Poland and divided it into two parts. One was annexed by Germany and the other was...
When Fred B. Morgan, Junior was working [Annotator's Note: as a medic with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 505th...
Donald Hoff [Annotator's Note: a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers in Scouting...
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...
[Annotator's Note: This interview is conducted with a group of Navajo veterans present, many of whom answer questions...
[Annotator's Note: This interview is conducted with a group of Navajo veterans present, many of whom answer questions...
After training at Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near Hattiesburg, Mississippi], Roy H. Matsumoto heard rumors of a...
Howard Robert Charles was inducted into the Marine Corps [Annotator's Note: in June 1940] in San Diego [Annotator's...
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...
Philemon Andrews Saint Amant was in the British Isles [Annotator's Note: the United Kingdom, with the 190th Field...
[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...
Bruce LaRose [Annotator’s Note: serving with the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry division, veteran of North Africa...
Harry George Paege, Junior went to Aachen [Annotator's Note: Aachen, Germany, with Company A, 1st Battalion, 415th...
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...

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