Life in the Field/aboard ship

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Howard Fox was born in Albany, New York in 1925. He grew up during the Great Depression, and lost his mother when he...
William Myers, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in February 1926. During the Great Depression his father worked...
David Flynn was born in November 1919 in Collegeville, Minnesota, where his father was the athletic director at St....
Jack Gutman was born in December 1925 in San Francisco, California, the son of a salesman who had nine children. The...
Adam Istre was born in 1927 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, but the family moved to a farm outside of Gueydan, Louisiana...
Alex Lopez was born in May 1926 in Los Angeles, California, the son of a barber. He grew up in a safe neighborhood...
Joe Clapper was born in Jonesboro, Indiana, but grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He joined the Marine Corps just out of...
At Ormoc Bay, John E. Johnson drove his LCVP [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel also referred to as...
Robert Mayes knew the end of the war was impending when the Germans were trying to surrender to his unit [Annotator's...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
Following the Battle of the Bulge, Carrol Joy and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th...
Ray Snyder graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Engineering Physics, and was commissioned in...
Sherwin Callander's parents gave their permission for their 19 year old son to enlist. He took a bus to San Diego,...
Marvin Hill went to the Parcel Post building in Richmond to enlist, and underwent a physical. He was rejected, and told...
Anne Levy and her family needed three things to get out of the Warsaw Ghetto. They had to have papers saying they were...
By the end of January 1945, Carroll Knutson could hear the artillery fire in the distance as the Soviets advanced into...
Jack Carver fought face to face with the Germans during the war. They could see each other's faces. It was obvious the...
In September 1944, Francis Resta was attached to the 29th Infantry Division and he saw his first combat at Birgden,...
John Kerner thought he would be taking part in the D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: the invasion of Normandy on 6 June...
That was as close as Emmett Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator's Note: during a Japanese attack in the...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the Army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enjoyed the sights and sports in Pearl Harbor. He was a bit of a loner because he did not drink...
Trinidad Ledesma received orders to ship out from Fort Ord [Annotator's Note: in California] at around three or four o'...
George Hood flew bombing missions against Japanese residential sections of Tokyo. That was because the enemy had...
Harry Watson went to Newport, Rhode Island [Annotator's Note: for Navy boot camp training], and couldn't understand why...
When on attack, Robert Dickinson was usually at the helm or on one of the bow or stern planes. When on the surface, he...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine and his first ship assignment was the SS Dolly Madison which they...
William B. Hughes was sent to Merchant Marine boot camp in St. Petersburg, Florida. Afterward, he went to New Orleans...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Leadership attitudes in Charles McGee's unit helped to form a bond between the men. McGee's first flight was in the PT-...
Bryce Jordan went on active duty in February 1943, and took a train from Chicago, Illinois to Sheppard Field, Texas [...
Winfield Zerphey was based on the southern coast of England at Dunkeswell. The airmen lived in Quonset huts. They had...
Cyril Buchert was stationed on Biak. He was overseas for a full year. He saw few locals except when he was in Manila en...
Cyril Buchert as well as all the units flying off the island [Annotator's Note: New Guinea] were referred to as the "...
Paul Amrod joined the Army because his siblings had set the example, and his love of country obliged him to do his part...
Emmett Kaylor was born in Highspire, Pennsylvania. He went to school from kindergarten to 12th grade was in the same...

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