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Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Herbert Gross had trained on B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bombers. His new...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
James Muri knew the Navy had sunk four Japanese carriers during the battle [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
James Kemp McLaughlin returned home after the war and received a 30 day leave after which he reported to the...
Perry Smith wanted to fly fighters. He joined the Air Force and was able to do so. He flew many different fighters...
Delano Brister had a career in the United States Army. The Louisiana Maneuvers made a great impression on him. He...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was inducted into the service at Camp Grant, Illinois then sent to Camp...
John M. Roberts grew up wanting to go to school with his older brother so his mother lied to get him in. He caught up...
Benjamin Troemel recalls an occasion when he was supposed to get leave at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, but he was...
Norman Hatch, along with a group of other servicemen, boarded a train for Washington DC on a Sunday morning. Most of...
When John Curtis Spencer got back to the United States [Annotator's Note: in May 1942], he reported to sub chaser...
Everybody knew what they were building there. Hans Courant was at Alamogordo for the bomb test since he had built some...
Patrick Russell returned to the United States after the war. He received orders to report to Pensacola to form another...
Donald Long completed his radio training at Alameda and was transferred by ship to Pearl Harbor as part of VP-12 [...
Sumner Whitten was admitted to the training program as a PFC. When it was discovered that he had a college education he...
Robert Inghram graduated from flying school. He and two other graduates were selected to go to fighter training school...
Lloyd Guillory and the other new pilots were told that they would initially train in P-40s [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P...
Benjamin Carson was born in February 1923 on a farm in Ottawa Township, Minnesota. Shortly afterward, his family moved...
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Edward Bale was sent to Philadelphia to the Marine Corps basic officer's course and...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
After John DuBose signed on with the Merchant Marines, he was shipped to the Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg,...
Harold Buell attended Parsons College in Iowa [Annotator's Note: Fairfield, Iowa] on an athletic scholarship. He was an...
Ralph Weymouth graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1938. He was 12 years and old living in northwest Seattle in 1929...
Martin Carmody did his flight training at Corpus Christi, Texas. When he graduated nine months later he was sent to San...
Leroy Fadem entered the Navy's training for sea duty in July 1942. He entered Midshipman School at Colombia [Annotator'...
Charles Littig was selected for PT school following his graduation in December 1942 as a Navy midshipman at...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
John Howland had taken flight courses and was ready to join the Air Force but was restricted from becoming a pilot...
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
Archie Maltbie was called up by the air force in January 1943. After going through the selection school in order to...
When Jack Sanders decided to enlist, he knew nothing about air operations let alone how hard it was to get into the air...

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