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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 training at Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near Hattiesburg, Mississippi], Roy H. Matsumoto heard rumors of a...
Ora Hicks treated injured soldiers using physiotherapy [Annotator's Note: disease treatment by means other than drugs...
Lloyd Geist was born in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana] in July 1921. His family moved to Houma...
George Allen was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska to train on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers with Combat...
Anderson Wilson enlisted in Jackson, Mississippi in September 1942. He went to Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note:...
Raymond Cauble got a long leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time] when he returned...
John Angier first met his crew in the spring of 1944 and then went overseas in a brand-new, shiny, silver B-17 [...
William Larson went to work for the Flexible Pavement Laboratory in [Annotator's Note: Waterways Experiment Station-...
Oscar Culp was deployed to American Samoa [Annotator's Note: after joining the Marine Corps and training in 1943]. On a...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Eugene Vaadi enlisted in the US Army Air Forces at age 20 and was sent to Maxwell Field in Montgomery, Alabama for...
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...
Amelia Taylor discussed the developments of the war while she was in high school. It was very real to them. They...
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...
Floyd Annas graduated from advanced pilot training in Marfa, Texas [Annotator's Note: Marfa Army Airfield] on 23...
After pilot training, Homer Myers got his commission. He went to Tampa, Florida and started his B-17 [Annotator's Note...
Delbert Wombacher was at Camp Campbell, Kentucky [Annotator's Note: now Fort Campbell, Kentucky] doing some military...
Alton Barnes loves the United States and its freedoms. Freedom is the most important thing in this country. He decided...
After Marine Corps boot camp, Arthur McHardy was sent to Seattle, Washington to a Navy yard as an MP [Annotator's Note...
[Annotator's Note: Alfred Taddeo served in the Navy as a fighter pilot aboard the USS Nassau (CVE-16) in the Aleutian...
William Larson always got caught doing something en route. After he was inducted at Fort Crook [Annotator's Note: now...
Bennett Sparks remembered that early in the war, before he was flying, one of his jobs in New York Harbor involved...
Lloyd Geist recalls that during the Battle of Saint-Lo [Annotator's Note: Saint-Lô, France] he was sitting in his...
Calvin Elliott decided he wanted to try and be an airplane pilot. He was fascinated by the B-25s [Annotator's Note:...
James Fitzmorris did not have much college education when he enlisted. He was studying business but wanted to be a...
Robert Villars received his boot camp training in San Diego. He nearly got into trouble for pilfering a lemon pie...
[Annotator's Note: John Paul enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942 and was called to active duty in February 1943.]...
Edward E. Boyles remembered that there was always pranks going on between the Army and the Navy. Boyles remembered one...
Delano Brister had a career in the United States Army. The Louisiana Maneuvers made a great impression on him. He...
James Fitzmorris was inducted into the Army in New Orleans, Louisiana and sent to Camp Beauregard [Annotator's Note: in...

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