Life in the Field/aboard ship

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[Annotator's Note: Benjamin Schleider was served in the Army in the 6th Armored Division as an aid to the division...
John Bellecci boarded a ship from California to Australia. The ship went alone in September 1943. It was a converted...
When Maurice Hackler got to England, he stayed at Bovington for about a week, and experienced air raid warnings for the...
Nolan Albarado was not on the front lines because he was assigned to artillery units. The 9th Air Force needed them to...
Norman Riggsby went through maneuvers and practice landings in preparation for the invasion of France. Riggsby...
Walter Halloran spent his first night in France in an apple orchard [Annotator’s Note: Halloran had landed that morning...
Allen Pedersen landed in Oran, North Africa on 11 May [Annotator's Note: 11 May 1943]. It was supposedly the largest...
Irma Darphin and the 127th General Hospital spent their first night there [Annotator's Note: in Normandy] in a bombed-...
Louis Massengale feels that it is very important for the younger generation to learn about World War 2. He said the war...
When asked his opinion of the Germans, Otis Gatewood said it seemed to him that the kids of the war generation were...
A regular day for Gabriel Spinelli started early, and was usually spent driving the lines to check wires and repeater...
After Germany surrendered, Lewis Guidry went into occupation duty. Guidry drove a jeep for a major. The major told...
Trinidad Ledesma was sent to Yokohama, Japan [Annotator's Note: on occupation duty after World War 2]. The streets were...
Jimmie Dyer does not recall having any feelings one way or the other against the Japanese at the time, although he...
Paul Amrod made a combat landing at Inchon, South Korea, where the occupation took place without a shot fired. His...
John Bellecci and a friend went to a place called Nikko [Annotator's Note: the site of the Toshogu Shinto Shrine] in...
Warren Nolan was in the middle of his sophomore year at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana when the Japanese...
John Campbell spent most of his years [Annotator's Note: in the US Merchant Marine] as an oiler and a fireman. Part of...
Joseph LaNier had a close call on Okinawa while driving a truck. The LST [Annotator’s Note: LST—landing ship, tank] was...
At Okinawa, Wilbur Rogers' ship [Annotator's Note: USS Foote (DD-511)] was part of a radar picket station, a system...
The worst fighting Roy Johnston experienced was at Okinawa. That's where he had his introduction to the Kamikaze...
John Kerner was the head of a group of soldiers and were reviewed by Eisenhower [Annotator's Note: US Army General...
When George Hardy would go out and get his airplane into position, his crew chief would ride on the wing. It is really...
Ray Felts got orders to go back to Port Hueneme, California where he was updating records, and noticed the Navy was...
Kenneth Marshall served [Annotator's Note: in the US Navy] for four years. He intended to stay in the Navy, but after...
Charles Moore had his next major mission when he participated in the invasion of Southern France. [Annotator’s Note:...
Carl Beck jumped into Eerde, Holland using a leg bundle with an A6 machine gun [Annotator's Note: .30 caliber M1919A6...
Thomas Tizzard was on the USS Denver (CL-58) at Bougainville, covering the landing troops. They would bombard the...
[Annotator's Note: The audio level of this interview is very low.] As an engineer, John Ryan helped build Bailey...
After boot camp, Richard Nummer returned home for only one day before he returned to San Diego. Some trainees went AWOL...
Helen Gagel did not keep up with what was going overseas while on duty in the United States. One of her brothers was...
Clarence Carslon was sent to basic training in Tampa, Florida. From there he went to Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was...
Embarking on their journey to the Pacific, Richard Bennett's squadron [Annotator's Note: Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 31...
Frank Hartzell and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division]...
After nine weeks' training, Alex Lopez sailed on the Ile de France [Annotator's Note: the SS Ile de France was a French...
In September 1944, Samuel Jenkins and the others [Annotator's Note: the other members of the I...

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