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Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. flew as a bombardier aboard B-29s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy...
Harry Carlson's training at Langley Field [Annotator's Note: Langley Field in Newport News, Virginia, now Langley Air...
George Allen says that instructors have to be rough on cadets by design. After they got their wings, they were nice to...
David Oreck enlisted in the US Army Air Forces in 1942 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He wanted to fly in the Air...
Daniel Samuelson finished his 35 missions. He had flown over from Florida to Scotland and then went to England. After...
Norman Raner went home for 30 days and then was transferred down to Hot Springs, Arkansas for R...
[Annotator's Note: George Mitchell served on the Commandant's staff in Arlington, Virginia at Headquarters Marine Corps...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Moise S. Steeg, Jr. what basic training was like.] Moise S. Steeg, Jr....
Stephen Ananian took a train to Atlantic City, New Jersey for boot camp. He had been in ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve...
Alton Bourg was stationed with men who were mostly from Pennsylvania and were professionals in their civilian lives....
Eugene Vaadi enlisted in the US Army Air Forces at age 20 and was sent to Maxwell Field in Montgomery, Alabama for...
Herbert W. Ridyard was called up for service on his birthday, 6 July [Annotator's Note: 6 July 1943]. He had previously...
Harry Carlson was accepted into Army Air Corps in June 1943. He had given thought to Naval aviation, but he went to the...
[Annotator's Note: James Albert Kitts took his pre-induction physical in August 1943 after being drafted.] He did not...
Lionel Baxter trained on howitzers. They went through [Annotator's Note: training] in eight weeks because they were...
The men Andrew A. Rooney was training with [Annotator's Note: in the 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 13th Field...
Irwin Medway was drafted on 18 January 1943 and was to report to basic training. After basic, he was sent to Camp Tyson...
By the second day of basic training Leon J. Neiman realized how hard serving in the military was going to be. One day...
George Mitchell feels the training at Montford Point [Annotator's Note: Camp Montford Point, Jacksonville, North...
Walter Atwood worked for Boeing [Annotator's Note: The Boeing Company] for a couple of years and got deferments [...
Allen Ray Sibley was drafted into the Army [Annotator's Note: on 24 February 1944]. They put him on a Greyhound bus to...
Joseph Alter first used his personal weapon on a patrol. He was a reconnaissance officer for his battalion [Annotator's...
Wayne Peer and his outfit [Annotator's Note: I...
Samuel Goss had no idea that he would become a boat officer. Before he graduated as an ensign [Annotator's Note: lowest...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. was called up in February 1943 and sent to Miami [Annotator's Note: Miami, Florida] for...
Jack Rolfson born in September 1921 in Omaha, Nebraska. He grew up in the city, went to school, and would ride his bike...
On 7 December 1941, Stanley "Stan" Levy was sitting on the floor of the family home reading the newspaper and listening...
[Annotator's Note: William Cart graduated flight training then was sent to Naval Auxiliary Air Station Miramar, in San...
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...
Howard Ricks was drafted but took the option offered to him to join the United States Marine Corps. He chose the...
Ted Winestone [Annotator's Note: a Polish-Jewish refugee] did not talk much about his war experience with his new peers...
Walter Bowsher joined the Marines and went to boot camp in San Diego. He attended sea school there and then was...
Benjamin Carson was born in February 1923 on a farm in Ottawa Township, Minnesota. Shortly afterward, his family moved...
Norris Gwin went to Parris Island, South Carolina for boot camp. He soon learned that training was not easy. The day...
At the time of Edwin Joseph Borne, Jr. 's enlistment [Annotator's Note: in the United States Marine Corps in December...

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