Life in the Field/aboard ship

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Allen Pedersen, as First Sergeant, was responsible for running the company [Annotator's Note: Pedersen served in the...
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...
When Maurice Hackler went overseas, he was a member of a crew flying a single B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
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 "...
Arriving at Naples, John Laster said, the Army would assume defense of the incoming ships. On the mountains behind...
Richard Scholl was sent from Panama to New Guinea on an Italian ocean liner that the United States Government had...
Paul Amrod joined the Army because his siblings had set the example, and his love of country obliged him to do his part...
Lester Hecht went to boot camp at Parris Island in South Carolina. He got in shape. It did not bother him. He was older...
Helen Gagel arrived in Australia and thought the people there were very friendly but she did not think too much about...
While stationed in England [Annotator's Note: at Royal Air Force Boxted, Colchester, England], Clarence Carlson would...
Vincent DeSalvo was drafted into the US Army Air Force. He was at Gulfport Field in Gulfport, Mississippi for a while...
Emmett Kaylor was born in Highspire, Pennsylvania. He went to school from kindergarten to 12th grade was in the same...
Lowell Hughes was out in front of the line at Anzio, Italy in no man's land putting up barbed wire. He had three trucks...
Howard Ricks and the 4th Marine Division completed the battle of Roi-Namur in a few days. Many of the casualties were...
Soon after being drafted into the Army, Richard Jaccarino was sent to Camp Upton at the end of Long Island, New York...
Carl Landwehr was born in 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His family never had a lot of money, but they never really...
Irma Darphin was born in Orange, Texas in August 1922. Her family moved to Crowley, Louisiana when she was one year old...
The two years of college at Carnegie Institute of Technology was helpful to Joseph Linett and the Navy. Radar was the...
Alois Kopp enlisted in the Navy in September 1937 despite the fact he could not swim. He learned fast. He volunteered...
By the time Harold Whitaker made his first voyage carrying grain to North Africa the war in Europe was over so there...
Jimmie Dyer went overseas on a ship that was designed as a tanker. It was a sorry piece of machinery. It was a tough...
For Gerard Halpern the trip from the United States to Italy was unremarkable except that they ran out of food near the...
Richard Jaccarino cited the dedication of his platoon leader, mentioning that the man had been wounded earlier on Leyte...
Gerard Dillon was in Vierville [Annotator's Note: Vierville-sur-Mer, France] when he got his first introduction to the...
John Morrow was very angry about the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor so he joined the Army. It was a done deal...
When he signed up for the Marines, Louis Massengale was on his way to Montford Point, North Carolina within two days....
Lowell Hughes went from Salerno to Naples, Italy. He did not get any leave for a long time. The landing at Salerno was...
Richard Bennett described the PT-470 as being armed with a thunderbolt, which is a 37mm and a 20mm cannon mounted...
Aboard ship [Annotator's Note: USS Scoter (AM-381)] Daniel McKenzie was an Assistant Minesweeping Officer, helping in...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks George Haines about "shutting off" when overseas and asks about any haunting...

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