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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...
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...
Norman Hatch, along with a group of other servicemen, boarded a train for Washington DC on a Sunday morning. Most of...
Everybody knew what they were building there. Hans Courant was at Alamogordo for the bomb test since he had built some...
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...
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...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
When Jack Sanders decided to enlist, he knew nothing about air operations let alone how hard it was to get into the air...
Revis Dale Haslett was born in July 1922 in Brownstown, Illinois. He lived in Illinois until after he graduated high...
John A. McCarthy was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His family moved to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He was...
Joseph LaNier joined the United States Navy in February 1944. African-Americans prior to 1942 were not allowed to join...
Roy Boreen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 1920. During the Great Depression, his father worked as a cement...
William Harvey was called to active duty in April 1941. There was the 1st Division, 2nd Division and the 6th Division [...
[Annotator's Note: The interview begins in the middle of a story.] Benedict Bronder was told not to sign up as a...
Howard Genrich qualified for ASTP [Annotator's Note: Army Specialized Training Program] training. Before ASTP, Genrich...
Baptiste Puissegur saw a man at Camp Beauregard that he knew from home [Annotator's Note: Puissegur had grown up on a...
Samuel Spector joined the United States Army Air Forces as a pilot trainee but he did not pass the advanced pilot...
Horace Sharp found himself in the Army on a troop train headed to the southeast [Annotator's Note: Sharp was inducted...
Zeno St. Cyr received his draft notice, but he found that he was rejected during his physical examinations because of...
Robert Huber read Mein Kampf in high school. It was his first introduction to Hitler [Annotator's Note: German Dictator...
Bruno Viani was in the 102nd Medical Regiment, Company B, 27th Infantry Division prior to the start of the war. As part...

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