Life in the Field/aboard ship

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The Chandler [Annotator's Note: USS Chandle (DD-206)] had 4 stacks and had torpedo tubes and 4 inch guns. Baptiste...
They would get up at four in the morning on Pavavu. They were in King (K) Co. 3-1 [Annotator’s Note: K Company, 3rd...
Each crew had a tent to themselves. In the 483rd Group [Annotator’s Note: Bombardment group] there were about 20 tents....
Dan Baker thought he was going to be captured once during the Battle of the Bulge. He was sent to deliver a message,...
They proceeded on and went to the Rhine River, in the town of Remagen. Troops ahead of them had secured the Remagen...
Harold Ward remembers that it was quiet after they secured from general quarters. Around three in the afternoon they...
There was a lot more action at night than during the day.The Allied troops on the Anzio beachhead were made up of...
They got on three different ships to haul the First Marine Division on August 25th [Annotator’s Note: 1944]. They...
On the 3rd of January 1945 the 101st [Annotator's note: 101st Airborne Division] attacked through the Bois Jacques...
[Annotators Note: Lou Brissie served in the army as an infantryman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry Regiment...
When the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6) aircraft carrier] was attacked and ensign Mears and...
They were two days at sea when the PA system came on informing them that the group was headed for Tokyo [Annotators...
One night they [Annotators Note: Raymond Zager and some of his fellow soldiers of the 66th Infantry Regiment, 71st...
The Preparations for Overseas Movement [Annotator's Note: POM] he doesn't remember a lot of. He remembered having to...
It gives Quintana a good feeling to be able to say that he was a Marine Raider. He felt that the Raiders did not feel...
Crump came back after the war to visit some of his buddies. He got there the very day they were floating the ship. They...
Living aboard the USS Enterprise was tough. Feightner slept in a hammock under a 5 inch gun mount. Other pilots bunked...
Crump was able to get a gold crown in his teeth and was able to join. This was in late 1943. Crump was told then that...
Frank Kubiak requested a change to heavier weaponry on his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)]. It resulted...
Gabriel Spinelli didn't stay in Quayoung [Annotator's Note: phonetic spelling] too long, but while there he was often...
Leo Terrebonne was assigned to the 1302nd Engineer General Service Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company C, and he endured a...
Cleveland Peterson landed in Karachi, India. There was a British airbase with a huge dirigible hanger. The P-40s [...
William B. Hughes first sailed on the SS Joseph Hamilton and that was followed by the USAHS Wisteria. The Hamilton was...
John DuBose signed on the SS Frenchtown as a messman. The ship was a T-2 tanker that was welded during construction and...
Louis Conter left boot camp in San Diego, California with the knowledge that he was to be assigned to the battleship...
While on maneuvers aboard the Texas [Annotator's Note: USS Texas (BB-35)] in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Richard Ryan was...
The camouflage design patterns and color schemes differed between the Atlantic and Pacific, depending on prevailing...
Frank Kubiak reveals incidents that occurred with his shipmates. Some instances involved risky activities that could...
Thomas Tizzard was on the USS Helena (CL-50) when it was hit by torpedoes ans sunk on 6 July 1943 [Annotator's Note:...
Coleen Landry's sisters were worried about their husbands who were at war. One sister had lived in Galveston, Texas for...
John DuBose reached his new ship [Annotator's Note: the SS Bostonian] and was immediately given lifeboat training. He...
Chester Strunk received only half the Red Cross parcels allocated to the prisoners. The Germans supplemented that food...
Chester Strunk was transported by train from an interrogation center in Budapest to Stalag Luft III at Zagan near...
Robert Inghram knew Roger Bushell. Bushell headed the Escape Committee [Annotator's Note: in Inghram's prisoner of war...
Chester Strunk traveled by foot and rail to reach the Stalag at Moosburg [Annotator's Note: Stalag VII-A was near...
Glen Jostad was moved to Stalag XIII near Nuremburg. The Royal Air Force and the 8th Air Force provided a morale boost...

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