Life in the Field/aboard ship

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After receiving his draft notice [Annotator's Note: in April 1944], Thomas Houdek was sent to Camp Hood, Texas where he...
Horace Sharp found himself in the Army on a troop train headed to the southeast [Annotator's Note: Sharp was inducted...
Edwin Knight was drafted at Camp Robinson in Arkansas and put on a train traveling west. After a cold and uncomfortable...
Michael Linquata went to Boston after graduation [Annotator's Note: he graduated from high school in January 1944]. He...
Norman Riggsby was drafted. He then went to an examination. Afterward, he went to a reception center in Michigan. From...
After induction, Jack Barnes went to Camp Howze in Gainesville, Texas for nine months of training. He trained in...
Frank Fontana took his basic training in Camp Barkeley in Texas. It was miserable, desolate country. The training...
Thomas Kingsley's departure for military training was an emotional family event. He had volunteered for the Army...
Wallace Hurley was initially trained as a scout but reassigned to regular infantry. His training was at Camp Robinson...
John Raaen attended West Point. His father was a career officer who graduated from the Military Academy on 1 November...
Harold Joslin was transported from Guam directly to Japan on the Argentina Maru. [Annotator's Note: Joslin had been...
Robert Fulton had been brought to Japan to be interrogated by the Japanese Navy general staff in a camp called Ōfuna....
Lowell Hughes got new uniforms when he returned to Fort Devens [Annotator's Note: Ayer and Shirley, Massachusetts]. He...
Thomas Tizzard was aboard the USS Denver (CL-58) when it went into dry dock to be repaired after being torpedoed. The...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Henry Langrehr to tell him about 29 June 1944.] They were assaulting a series...
Clarence Carlson enjoyed Belgium. He was able to communicate better than he did in France. They had good-looking people...
Eva Gross returned to Bergen-Belsen and stayed there for three years before immigrating to the United States. During...
In addition to what Rena Greenup could provide her mother, who knew how to tell fortunes, traded her services from her...
Warren Nolan went to Pearl Harbor aboard a Navy troop transport ship. It took about six days to get there. He was then...
John Kerner took a German passenger ship overseas to Europe. He shared a stateroom with five other officers, and they...
Frank Pomroy estimates that the Japanese battleship bombardment [Annotator's Note: on the Marine positions on...
When Dracos Burke commenced his training as a bombardier, the war in Europe was progressing to a point where the U.S....
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
Early on 24 March [Annotator's Note: 24 March 1945], Jack Lengsfield was called into a briefing on what was to be the...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
Robert Riddle went to San Pedro, California for boot camp. He was excited to see the ocean for the first time, and...
Because he had been in the ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps], and he liked close order drill,...
Jimmie Dyer entered the service in March 1944 after making a deal with his mother to finish high school. He was sworn...
When John Laster got to Great Lakes, Illinois for boot training, he became a part of Company 1595, 36th Battalion, 23rd...
Harper Gruber found boot camp very rough, but very beneficial in terms of his physical conditioning. After school, his...
William "Ted" Hussey was born in 1933 in Washington, D.C., and lived in that area five different times during his life...
Claude Shannahan joined the 3rd Marines [Annotator's Note: 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division]. He went with the...
Gerald Abbenhaus went overseas November 1944 [Annotator's Note: as an infantry officer in Company H, 2nd Battalion,...
Sherwin Callander's voyage to Australia consisted of stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. It was winter and the ship...
Clarence Schilperoot remained in Jakarta [Annotator's Note: at that time called Batavia] until October [Annotator's...

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