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Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
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:...
John Angier first met his crew in the spring of 1944 and then went overseas in a brand-new, shiny, silver B-17 [...
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...
Alton Barnes loves the United States and its freedoms. Freedom is the most important thing in this country. He decided...
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...
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...
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...
Theodore E. Skinner, Sr. was born in May 1921 in the Bronx, New York City [Annotator's Note: New York, New York]. After...
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...
Odell Vaughn fought through North Africa and Italy with the 178th Field Artillery Battalion. He was promoted to the...
Harvey Segal knew nothing of the concentration camps before he entered Germany. When he and his battalion [Annotator's...
Still just a "number," Carl Rieman wound up at the Marine Corps Air Station in Opelika, Florida, the only ensign among...
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...
When President Truman [Annotator's Note: Truman, Harry S., 33rd President of the United States] dropped the atomic...
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 [...

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