Life in the Field/aboard ship

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[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
The war had ended but John Bellecci did not know. His company [Annotator’s Note: 1383rd Engineer Petroleum Distribution...
An average day aboard ship [Annotator's Note: USS New Jersey (BB-62)] for Louis Massengale started early in the morning...
John Campbell was mostly selling newspapers while in high school. He was making as much as a lot of men who were...
Allen Horton was commissioned out of midshipmen's school in Chicago, Illinois, and proceeded to Scouts and Raiders...
Everybody was scared the first time, and every time they jumped out of an airplane. Gerard Dillon says that if you were...
Gene Alair went into Lingayen Gulf [Annotator's Note: Invasion of Lingayen, Philippines, 6 January 1945], the spot...
Bryghte Davis Godbold received official, but highly censored ,Japanese radio news while at Wusong [Annotator's Note:...
Constance Negrotto had cousins and friends who were all over the place during the war. They kept her informed of what...
Frank Pomroy begins the interview by talking about the living conditions on Guadalcanal. Living conditions were as...
While he was stationed at Camp Maui, situated on an extinct volcano, Steve McMurray said some of the units trained on...
The war in the Pacific was still raging when Mickey Montalbano shipped out on the USS Jason (AR-8). He stopped in...
Leslie Aigner walked through the outskirts of Landsberg. A fellow prisoner pointed out the prison where Hitler [...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st...
Clarence Carlson was only stationed at St. John in France [Annotator's Note: Beaumont Sur Oise Airfield, Beaumont Sur...
Steve McMurray related that by the time an attacking unit reached its objective on the heights of Iwo Jima, its force...
James McDermott was in Moosburg [Annotator's Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany] when it was liberated on 29 April...
Charles Slay was in Köln [Annotator's Note: Cologne, Germany] and thought it was very beautiful. His unit [Annotator's...
Richard Lockhart saw burial parties take the dead out of his POW [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] camp day after...
Ela Weissberger said epidemics were rampant. The Red Cross was very strict, and didn't allow the Russian army to...
John Campbell was on nine different Liberty ships [Annotator's Note: a class of quickly produced cargo ship] over 13...
Edward Stone normally stood four hour watches in the Radio Room [Annotator’s Note: aboard the USS Pyro (AE-1)] and then...
[Annotator's Note: Everett Hyland served in the Navy as a radio operator. He reported aboard the battleship USS...
Donald Scholle was responsible on his submarine [Annotator's Note: USS Spadefish (SS-411)] for manning the conning...
Lloyd Dendy was the company bootlegger on Peleliu [Annotator's Note: Peleliu, Palau]. They made a still out of aluminum...
Frank Purvis had never been to sea before. The ship [Annotator's Note: USS Snowden (DE-246)] was commissioned with a...
David Verlander said he couldn't really say what he did most of his days on Guadalcanal, although he can still picture...
Wim de Jonge's Japanese captors disrespected the POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war]. Prisoners would be beaten...
Norman Mineta saw no newspapers in the camp. No radios were allowed. The only mail that arrived came from family...
Joseph DeMott and the other prisoners had to count off for role call in Japanese; otherwise they were kicked in the...
The British treated the Americans well until the war ended. Joseph Blouin would go to pubs frequently and after the war...
Russell Brien was at the Foggia Airfield [Annotator's Note: the Pantanella Airfield was part of the Foggia Airfield...
In New Guinea, Helen Gagel lived in a tent with a cot. In the Philippines, she had a tent until she was over at the...
Norman Neste had no preconceived ideas of what the German military would be like. Once he had encountered them, he...
Catherine Long lived in a barracks with four other WAVES [Annotator's Note: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
James Fitzmorris was stationed at Camp Plauche [Annotator's Note: also known as Camp Harahan, Jefferson Parish,...

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