Life in the Field/aboard ship

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Arnold Debrick went to Camp Hood, Texas for basic training. He was used to hard work so basic training was not all that...
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...
In his advanced training, Guy Stern had to interrogate prisoners. They were taught four or five methods and were given...
Marvin Westcott describes his experiences and observations of the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He...
Henry Malec felt the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Weapon] was heavy at ten pounds. He took the bipod off...
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...
Harper Gruber described the crew as being divided between the dark crew - motor macs [Annotator's Note: motor machinist...
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...
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'...
When he returned to Singapore, Wim de Jonge ended up in the same prison where he had previously been held. [Annotator’s...
Glen Jostad learned while being a prisoner of the Germans that everything is valuable. He managed to create a trap for...
Robert Curl took part in Operation Tiger to practice landing operations at Slapton Sands in England. On the morning of...
In 1944, Guy Stern and his unit were broken into six-man intelligence teams. They were on an Australian fruit boat, the...
Edward Stone was aboard the Pyro [Annotator's Note: USS Pyro (AE-1)] and found the ship had good cooks. That was...
Ben Skardon was first incarcerated at Camp O'Donnell [Annotator's Note: former American military reservation on Luzon,...
Joseph Pocoroba went to Columbia, South Carolina for basic training. He found it easy. When he first went in, he had KP...
Oran Harris said the Americans went first by sea in pursuit of the Japanese that had retreated into the mountains of...
Manfred Klepper and his parents were on the water for no more than three hours before his mother and father became...
Arthur Davis said former President George W. H. Bush was pulled out of the drink and stayed on his carrier [Annotator's...
Donald Long performed defensive beach guard duty in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack. Shortly afterward, he...
Barbara Pathe tried to be a good citizen to the British. In Bury St. Edmunds the English locals had decided that the...
Wallace Hurley missed his bed most of all while he was in combat. The rain was heavy in France. Foxholes filled up so...
Jack Carver thinks the youth of today have no idea of the type of war the Second World War was. The movie is good [...
Samuel Malta remembers funny occasions during the war but he also remembers being frightened by the combat. When faced...
Gabriel Spinelli's most memorable experience in World War 2 was his outbound ocean ride on the big troop ship, the USS...

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