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Harry Carlson was accepted into Army Air Corps in June 1943. He had given thought to Naval aviation, but he went to the...
Frank Hartzell advanced through the ranks as squad and then platoon leader as casualties mounted during the Battle of...
Russell Mayeur left New Orleans for St. Petersburg, Florida to train for the Merchant Marine. He had no problem with...
William Greer had complications with his draft board registration. He moved several times and did not follow-up by...
John McConn was sent to Paris, Texas for basic training. That lasted about four months then he was sent to Kingsville,...
Arthur Staymates had a typical, hard training before he left the States but it was not too difficult for him. He...
Dominick Sgobbo remembered taking prisoners back to headquarters and having to prevent non-combatants from mistreating...
James Marks stopped in Cold Harbor, Alaska [Annotator's Note: Cold Bay, Alaska] after leaving San Diego, California [...
Anthony Varuso thought highly of the natives on the island of New Guinea. Even though their clothing was minimal, they...
Ben Skardon was born in July 1917 in St. Francisville, Louisiana, one of six children. His parents were from New...
Richard Swanson had two friends who had gone to the local military recruiting stations and liked what they heard about...
J. W. Childs was born in Cisco, Texas. From a young age, however, he and his little sister lived with their parents in...
Arthur Staymates thought General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton] was a great...
Nathan Taffel and other Jews were forced by the Germans to build roads in Poland. At times, his life was threatened....
John McConn and his troopship went directly from the United States through Gibraltar and landed in Marseilles, France....
George Linker was sick with yellow jaundice while he was on the front. He was pulled back from the action [Annotator's...
Lily Sawada and her family arrived in Poston, Arizona [Annotator’s Note: this was part of the relocation of Japanese-...
Wim de Jonge worked in unsafe conditions in the coal mines of Japan. He was there for about a year. That was the...
The ship Angelo Ciotta was on headed to Iwo Jima, Japan, had so many people on board it was bad for him. He got the top...
Troy Edwards and his unit [Annotator's Note: Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 14 (CASU-14)] loaded their equipment on...
Joseph Orlando was assigned to duty in Nagasaki, Japan on 23 September 1945. The war had ended on 13 August. Back on...
James Moshovitis was sent to radio school in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He didn't like taking Morse code, and he fought the...
James Downing and a group of boot camp comrades signed up together for the USS West Virginia (BB-48). At six years old...
Ela Weissberger said she was saddened by the assassination of King Hussein [Annotator's Note: King Hussein bin Talal of...
At Camp Pendleton, Company H [Annotator's Note: Company H, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment] was assigned to work...
Carroll Knutson was captured by the Germans after his bomber was shot down. He and other POWs had to survive in...
A few days after being liberated from their internment in Santo Tomas in Manila, Curtis Brooks and his brother were...
Bryce Jordan says that there were many accidents in pilot training. In basic training, they were assigned five people...
William Myers, Jr. described submarine school at Pearl Harbor as good and not good; he hated training in the pressure...
When he set sail, Gerald West had never heard of Guadalcanal. He didn't learn about it until he was about to attack it...
William Laubner was in Stalag Luft III [Annotator's Note: near Zagań, Germany (now Poland)] as a POW [Annotator's Note...