Life in the Field/aboard ship

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Moses Hogan wasn't afraid. He didn't believe America would be attacked by the Japanese; after all, officials from that...
Morton Brooks was born in Brooklyn, New York in January 1926. He grew up there, with younger twin siblings, the...
After Leyte, Harper Gruber's vessel [Annotator's Note: USS YMS-339] took part in the second invasion [Annotator's Note...
When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work was done trying to improve the living conditions. They still...
George Haines said they would often see the Philippine rebels. In Leyte, [Annotator's Note: Leyte Island, Philippines]...
Anne Levy was in Lodz, Poland in 1939 when the Germans entered the city. Inhabitants thought the men would be arrested...
Robert Huber believes that camaraderie is what kept the men in his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion,...
Walter Halloran went to the area of North Carolina where he participated in the largest maneuvers ever held by the...
Delano Brister knew that the headquarters for Colonel Eisenhower [Annotator's Note: Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower would...
John Kerner was in Nancy, France and there was a lot of fighting going on. Not far from the front line, there was a USO...
Isabella Karle met her husband at the University of Michigan in a physical chemistry class. His undergraduate degree...
Frank Fontana was part of a MASH [Annotator's Note: Mobile Army Surgical Hospital] unit. They put up a ward tent that...
Benjamin Schleider was part of a convoy of 43 ships leaving from New York City to Glasgow, Scotland. The trip took 11...
George Hood flew a memorable bomber mission over Odaka, Japan [Annotator’s Note: in a Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy...
As a sophomore in college, Ray Snyder was put into the V-1 program at the University of Dubuque, which he referred to...
[Annotator's Note: Benjamin Schleider was served in the Army in the 6th Armored Division as an aid to the division...
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...
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...
Paul Amrod made a combat landing at Inchon, South Korea, where the occupation took place without a shot fired. His...
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...
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:...
Thomas Tizzard was on the USS Denver (CL-58) at Bougainville, covering the landing troops. They would bombard the...
After boot camp, Richard Nummer returned home for only one day before he returned to San Diego. Some trainees went AWOL...
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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