Life in the Field/aboard ship

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Dabney Montgomery arrived in Bari, Italy in January 1944. It was the day after a heavy German bombardment. There were...
After parachuting into France and landing in trees in the mountains, Melvin Dahlberg and other paratroopers from the...
Leroy Fadem experienced long voyages between sightings of land while he served in the Pacific [Annotator's Note: Fadem...
Upon reaching the port in Cherbourg, France, Henry Malec saw remnants of ships all around. He did not have time to...
Joseph Orlando was assigned to Hingham Naval Ammunition Depot, Hingham, Massachusetts to be a Drill Instructor but it...
Elisabeth Bolster and her husband left Bremerhaven for America. There were four tier bunk beds on the ship. There were...
Arnold Debrick was at a reunion with his wife some years after the war. They arrived early and his old colonel was...
Nathan Taffel and his brother were forced by the Germans to leave their labor camp and begin a death march. The weather...
Arnold Debrick got separated from his unit in Bastogne, Belgium and hitched a ride on a passing truck. When he got off...
Harold Joslin was an intercept operator [Annotator's Note: communication code specialist who interpreted enemy coded...
Cleveland Peterson heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor after boarding a ship in San Francisco, California...
Shifted about, Alexander Marsh didn't feel he had been adequately trained in any position. Nevertheless, he got orders...
Walter Halloran landed in a small English town with his company and their equipment in preparation for the invasion [...
During the trip overseas, Lewis Guidry and the other men aboard ship were only fed two meals per day. They traveled...
Howard Genrich had an accident while disassembling a .50 caliber machine gun. His finger was caught in the bolt and he...
Angelo Ciotta was shot in the leg and evacuated to an Army hospital in Guam. He spent ten days there and then went to...
Gabriel Spinelli didn't go home immediately after the war's end but it wasn't long before he was shipped to India for a...
Gustave Heinecke was made a Lieutenant, and as commanding officer was in charge of taking the USS LCS(L)(3)-1 back...
Aboard ship in Hawaii before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dossie East did not suspect the war was imminent. Pearl Harbor...
Most of the time, James Marks was the only chaplain assigned to the USS Nassau (CVE-16). If there was another it would...
Wallace Jeffery arrived in Scotland and was transported by train to his new camp in England. He stayed there for four...
When the war with Germany ended, Richard Ryan hoped he would be sent home. He had a one year old son he had not yet...
Marvin Hill had a famous bandleader aboard his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748)]. Eddie Duchin...
Obie Wickersham was born in March 1925 in Oklahoma. One of the legacies of his father's World War 1 service was...
Donald Edward Wilson was born in New Orleans in July 1918. Times were tough during the Great Depression. He had to walk...
Robert Knudson was born in January 1925 in Mason City, Iowa. His father was a successful greenhouse owner, and even...
Elizabeth Barrett was born in August 1924 at a base hospital in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, but stayed there only two...
Olin Tisdale was born in April 1925 in Bluff Springs, Florida. Although his father had a farm and ran a grocery store...
Laszlo Schwarc was born in the village of Baktaloranthaza, Hungary, where his Jewish family lived peacefully among a...
Eugene Vaadi was born 1 July 1921 Watertown, New York. He spent his life there until entering the military. His father...
Reuben Weiner was born in Los Angeles, California on Bastille Day [Annotator's Note: national day of France] in July...
Donald Popham was born in Alvadore, Oregon. When he was three years old, his parents moved the family to Emmett, Idaho...
John Moran was born in Superior, Wisconsin. He had a great youth and enlisted in the Army at 17. He was then sent to...
Philip Dunford was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July 1925. He lived in Chester, Virginia when he was five...
A captain when he was discharged from the Navy, John Curtis Spencer was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and was...
Edwin Henlebin was born in 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri, and lived there his entire life, except for when he was in the...

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