Life in the Field/aboard ship

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Thomas Amico was assigned to PT-155, which was one boat in a squadron of 12. The crew was friendly, in spite of being...
The different crews in Clarence Carlson's squadron [Annotator's Note: 555th Bombardment Squadron, 386th Bombardment...
When he was at the Coronado, California base, John Earles said he experienced a lot of good USO [Annotator's Note:...
Moses Hogan wasn't afraid. He didn't believe America would be attacked by the Japanese; after all, officials from that...
When Warren Nolan first boarded the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) he thought it was massive. He watched the first flight...
Morton Brooks was born in Brooklyn, New York in January 1926. He grew up there, with younger twin siblings, the...
After Leyte, Harper Gruber's vessel [Annotator's Note: USS YMS-339] took part in the second invasion [Annotator's Note...
When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work was done trying to improve the living conditions. They still...
George Haines said they would often see the Philippine rebels. In Leyte, [Annotator's Note: Leyte Island, Philippines]...
Anne Levy was in Lodz, Poland in 1939 when the Germans entered the city. Inhabitants thought the men would be arrested...
Robert Huber believes that camaraderie is what kept the men in his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion,...
Remembering a sister ship that had come into the Mediterranean by way of Oran, John Laster said it had picked up a...
Charles Slay and the 104th Infantry Division were at the Remagen Bridge [Annotator's Note: the Ludendorff Bridge, also...
Carl Marca attended lectures on censorship while in ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] in school....
Walter Halloran went to the area of North Carolina where he participated in the largest maneuvers ever held by the...
Life aboard ship [Annotator's Note: USS Appalachian (AGC-1)] was mostly hot for Melvin Abadie. The South Pacific was...
Delano Brister knew that the headquarters for Colonel Eisenhower [Annotator's Note: Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower would...
Charles Balaza and the defenders of Corregidor were taken by troopship to the shores of Manila. They were offloaded a...
Revisiting the time of his enlistment in the Marine Corps, Floyd Fogg said he signed up before he finished high school...
John Kerner was in Nancy, France and there was a lot of fighting going on. Not far from the front line, there was a USO...
Isabella Karle met her husband at the University of Michigan in a physical chemistry class. His undergraduate degree...
Frank Fontana was part of a MASH [Annotator's Note: Mobile Army Surgical Hospital] unit. They put up a ward tent that...
When coming under enemy fire, Charles Slay would try to get behind something or get down into a cellar if he could....
Benjamin Schleider was part of a convoy of 43 ships leaving from New York City to Glasgow, Scotland. The trip took 11...
George Hood flew a memorable bomber mission over Odaka, Japan [Annotator’s Note: in a Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John Campbell about pay. He explains the lengthy process for getting paid.]...
At times during his space odyssey on Apollo VIII, James Lovell would have to communicate with the public on earth. At...
Carl Marca was a mail censor for the Army in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Sending home prohibited items and...
Carl Beck does not know exactly where he parachuted into on his way to Normandy, France [Annotator's Note: in the early...
Martin Richard's first mission [Annotator's Note: from Cheddington, England] was 6 June 1944, D-Day [Annotator's Note:...
William Ebersole flew his first mission in May 1945. It was a dive-bombing mission to Chichi Jima which is where George...
Theodore Skare was on Morotai which the Japanese had invaded originally. The Americans took it back, occupying about a...
Of his World War 2 experiences, Bernard Marcantel said that the one that stands out the most in his mind is of shells...
Describing his patrol duties in the Pacific, Bennett Sparks spoke of the initial testing of SONAR [Annotator's Note:...
As a sophomore in college, Ray Snyder was put into the V-1 program at the University of Dubuque, which he referred to...
A typical day aboard ship for Martin Jacobson consisted of reading and PT [Annotator's Note: physical training] on the...

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