Life in the Field/aboard ship

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David Yoho was on a fleet oiler in World War 2. The ship took on fuel sometimes from a fuel barge in order to refuel...
To Jack Brukman, the most memorable incident of World War 2 was when his hearing saved him from being injured by a bomb...
William Leibold never stopped believing that he would make it home to his wife. The reunion with his wife on his parent...
Perry Strait found the local population in England to be nice. He even was entertained in some of their homes. By...
Because of the discrimination in the Army caste system, Francis Resta said he came to really hate the Army. But when...
While Richard Bennett was in New Orleans, he met a local in a tavern who offered him and a buddy dinner and lodging for...
Donald Witmer didn't know what his fate would be. He thought he was drifting toward the beach, one that was held by the...
Kenneth Marshall used the G.I. Bill in 1947, and was subsequently employed by the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company...
George Morgan mentioned Kauffman as being the only superintendant of the Naval Academy who followed his father in that...
Samuel Spector returned home from Burma by troopship. From Myitkyina, Spector went to Calcutta, India and shipped out...
Samuel Malta and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Anti-Tank Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division]...
Alois Kopp and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] left Saigon on a boozy flight to Calcutta. The POWs...
After James Weller’s 14 day leave in Paris, he was trucked back to his original base in Czechoslovakia. He received...
Winnecken Gerhard returned to his homeland after the war. He sailed on a Liberty Ship which took much longer than his...
Isabella Karle said that certain measures were taken to insure against radiation sickness, including the daily...
Alois Kopp saw conditions improve when he and other POWs from Burma were brought to Saigon. The local Vietnamese hated...
Jack Brukman found everything to be out of whack for them when they arrived at their destination [Annotator's Note: the...
C. Charles Collie received a commission as an ensign in the Navy and assignment to a ship [Annotator's Note: the...
Robert Knudson wasn't surprised, but was disappointed that his colorblindness disqualified him from being on a ship. He...
John E. Johnson's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Liddle (APD-60)] stayed in China for a few weeks, mostly for rest and...
Blanchard was born in Yonkers, New York. He moved around quite a bit as an employee of General Motors.He came from a...
Charles Bishop was born in New Haven, Connecticut in November of 1920. The depression years were sketchy. His mother...
Childers was born in Sherman, California. When he was young, his parents move the family to the Oklahoma.When he was...
Leisey was born in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania May 10th, 1923. He moved to Honey Brook, Pennsylvania where he ended up...
Deen remembers the fear that was prevalent among the replacements, yet they responded when it was time to fight. He...
Charles Scheffel notes that had anyone else been there they would have done the same thing. There are people fighting...
Connick's boat [Annotator's Note: an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel)] held roughly thirty-six men. Each boat...
When Snapp arrived at the hotel [Annotator’s Note: in Sweetwater, Texas for WASP training] there was roughly thirty to...
Life aboard ship was just something Charles Bishop and his fellow sailors adjusted to. They worked four hours on and...
John Vessey and his unit headed to Fort Dix to prepare to go overseas. They were supposed to go on a French ship but it...
When they landed on New Caledonia they were told they were going to march off their sea legs with a thirty mile hike....
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a radioman and rifleman in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] The...
Rackley was sent to Kearney, Nebraska for reassignment where he was given the keys to a brand new B-17 [Annotator’s...
Hawk says that the thing he wondered about the most prior to combat was what kind of officers he would have. He says...
They had also attacked the smaller fields in the area [Annotator's Note: the Japanese in the Philippines in December...

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