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One day, they [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] loaded Alfred Raymond Mosher and others onto an inland sea ferry and...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with Vernon Leopold describing some of the men he served with in the I...
Irwin Medway was sent to Colorado Springs to Camp Carson [Annotator's Note: now Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colorado...
In Hawaii, Garland Virgil Longhoffer was still a replacement. It took time to get out of the United States. The trip to...
Ray Felts went to Idaho for basic training, and hoped he would get to work on a submarine, but at six-foot-four his...
Richard Tempus Dixon was assigned to the USS YR-69 [Annotator's Note: non-self-propelled floating workshop YR-69, in...
Robert Gaylord Furrow went to England, France, Belgium, and Germany. He trained for a year before the invasion [...
Emmanuel Nazarro Damonte trained as a replacement. His division was already overseas. When he shipped over, he landed...
In early April [Annotator's Note: April 1943], second lieutenants were asked to volunteer for duty in the Pacific....
Robert W. "Doby" Gibson left Camp Myles Standish in Boston [Annotator's Note: Boston, Massachusetts] on the troop ship...
Joseph Vater traveled from San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California] to Hawaii then to Manila [...
Leo V. Strausbaugh was boarding a train, on his way overseas, worrying about the fact that his folks would not know...
When he finished Officer Candidate School, William Blackwood was sent to the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New...
After completing his Merchant Marine training, William Jennings Bryan Harrison, Jr. was sent to Miami, Florida. He then...
Joseph Lesniewski had no problems with his first jumps. He told his sister that when he made the jumps, he would take a...
[Annotator's Note: There is a loud hissing noise throughout this clip.] Bernard B. "Bernie" Bluestein does not remember...
George Wesley McGee was sent to Tennessee for maneuvers [Annotator's Note: series of seven large scale training...
After basic training, Herbert Yudenfriend was sent to Camp Howze in Texas near Dallas [Annotator's Note: Cooke County,...
In June 1943, Warren Leo Lodholz was deployed to North Africa by way of a ship from Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. After 11...
Shortly before his 19th birthday, Frank Pantuso met Sergeant Tatonetti [Annotator's Note: no given name provided] and...
Harvey Mittleman [Annotator's Note: with the 58th Naval Construction Battalion, also known as Seabees] was shipped from...
George A. Damiano boarded a troopship [Annotator's Note: in Vancouver, Washington] and left for the Pacific. They...
[Annotator's Note: The audio and video freeze throughout this clip.] In August 1943, Leo Bednarczyk sailed down the...
Peter "Pete" Behr [Annotator's Note: with Company B, 1st Battalion, 383rd Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division]...
William Leo Spaetgens returned to Treasure Island near San Francisco after his leave at home. At that point, he was...
James Anthony Gabour's one year enlistment was extended for four more years. He was stationed in Panama as the Mess...
Joseph Komito saw his parents for the last time on a train. The Nazis gave everyone in Komito's camp a postcard to send...
John T. Fallon had to wait to go home. He had enough points [Annotator's Note: a point system was devised based on a...
At the time Rosemary Elfer's two brothers and a sister were serving in the military. Her brother Edward fought on Wake...
The operation on Peleliu [Annotator's Note: Peleliu Island, Palau] was supposed to be in conjunction with the offensive...
Louis Block knew they were going overseas, but they did not know where. The plane before them went to Guam. When they...
James Downing thought time was compressed during the attack. [Annotator's Note: During the Japanese attack on Pearl...
[Annotator's Note: Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota and the interviewer review a photograph album that he had kept during and...
William Burrus was going through Plauen [Annotator's Note: Plauen, Germany] when he met a young German girl. It was a...
Alexander Jefferson flew a mission to Ploesti [Annotator's Note: Ploesti, Romania]. It was the first time Jefferson had...
Homer Cole parlayed his skill at bowling alley management plus his people skills to begin a political career in 1985 as...

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