Life in the Field/aboard ship

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When he finished Officer Candidate School, William Blackwood was sent to the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New...
Bud Loring went from Santa Maria [Annotator's Note: Army Airfield, Santa Barbara County, California] to Colchester,...
Arnold Debrick went to Camp Hood, Texas for basic training. He was used to hard work so basic training was not all that...
George Hardy went on leave after graduation [Annotator's Note: from aviation cadet training at Tuskegee Army Air Field...
Robert Mayes was inducted at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He went through Basic Training and then went to Fort Sill, Oklahoma...
Arthur Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University, he was an...
After reaching England, William Laubner and other new arrivals were indoctrinated by a major at Goxhill. The Americans...
Oran Harris did not know the exact nature of his mission on Palawan Island until he reached the prison. A Navy ship in...
Richard Scholl was in basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas. Training was not bad. It was bad doing jungle training in...
In his advanced training, Guy Stern had to interrogate prisoners. They were taught four or five methods and were given...
After the clean-up of Pearl Harbor, John Cassidy chose to stay in the Pacific on the USS Vincennes (CA-44) which...
The boats were scattered around little islands, each with a pier, and Richard McEwen said the sailors ate their meals...
Marvin Westcott describes his experiences and observations of the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He...
Gene Alair did not find Navy life difficult. He really enjoyed it. After recieving his commission, he was assigned to...
Henry Malec felt the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Weapon] was heavy at ten pounds. He took the bipod off...
Lloyd Dendy met people from different parts of the country. They had different accents and different ways of doing...
Charles Womack remembers that the bunkers and emplacements were often different from one to the next. He came across...
When the USS Foote (DD-511) got to Pearl Harbor, Wilbur Rogers remembered they stripped the 20mm off its fan tail and...
Pearl Harbor was "a mess," and John Cassidy said he learned that one of his classmates from officers' candidate school...
Christian de Marcken recalled that when his family was forced back to Belgium, their home had been occupied by the...
Harper Gruber described the crew as being divided between the dark crew - motor macs [Annotator's Note: motor machinist...
John Cassidy served as an aide to an admiral during his tenure in the Pacific, and the two men got along well. Cassidy...
After training, Henry Mahier was patrolling up and down the east coast of the United States [Annotator's Note: aboard a...
Edwin Knight knows that Americans fought for a good purpose during World War 2. The enemy could have won and we would...
Kaliste Saloom returned home after nearly four years in the military. Almost three years were spent overseas. He had...
John LeBure knew that work was being reduced so he left the company [Annotator's Note: Higgins Industries in New...
Following the end of the war, Harold Joslin remained in Japan briefly. The former captives were brought to a landing...
James Marks was stationed in the Great Lakes [Annotator's Note: Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago, Illinois]...
Lily Sawada and her husband devoted their lives to the church as missionaries. She did not know her future husband...
Richard Pipes said he and his family didn't learn about the Holocaust until after the war. The information came partly...
Irma Darphin was in Rennes, France when her brother looked her up. He was a captain in the 156th Infantry National...
Carl Marca left Manila, Philippines on a troopship headed for Camp Stoneman [Annotator's Note: Camp Stoneman, Pittsburg...
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
Melvin Baker did not remember having any heat in any POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] barracks. Moving from camp...
Glen Jostad was first held in a German prisoner of war camp [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft VI in Heydekrug, Germany,...
Glen Jostad found the food to be very meager and poor in the prisoner of war Stalag near Heydekrug, Germany [Annotator'...

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