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Calvin Moret accumulated about 250 hours in cadet training. He would go on to have about 250 hours in the P-40 [...
Lloyd Duncan was quartered in Oceana, Virginia. They reported in every day and flew missions when ordered to. Three...
Joseph Hairston ended up at a camp 100 miles south of Tucson [Annotator's Note: Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona...
Ira Schilling was born in June 1924 in Saratoga, Texas. His parents separated when he was very young and he moved to...
Richard Keller had a good friend from Alabama who was a funny guy. He received different training than Keller had...
Richard O'Kane gave William Leibold a nice 35mm camera. O’Kane snuck it in the trunk of Leibold's car one day during a...
On 10 June 1942 Sidney LaPook graduated from NYU Dental College. He became engaged to his future wife that same day. At...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
Frank Buschmeier went to armament school in Denver, Colorado. In Denver, the men were split into training groups for...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
From Munich they [Annotator's Note: Joseph Rockforte and his fellow newly liberated POWs] went to Le Havre. Rockforte...
The trip home took 11 days. After docking in Norfolk they [Annotator's Note: John Sacks and his fellow newly liberated...
Robert Liles was awarded a number of decorations. He was awarded the Silver Star for the mission during which he and...
Jack Leaming arrived in Tokyo after the Japanese surrender and was put aboard a hospital ship. They were stripped naked...
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and Caudill [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling, but this was Hazard's Sergeant] went to Le...
James McEnery was sent to a naval base in Norfolk, Virginia. While he was in Norfolk a national state of emergency was...
One day, Jack Yusen heard his name called and he was ordered to report to the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413). Yusen and...
Robert Liles attributes his success as a fighter pilot to the leadership he had in China from the general [Annotator's...
Charles Murray is a retired US Army Colonel. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1921. His mother was from Maryland....
Richard Keller grew up in Hahnville, Louisiana. He started first grade in 1924 and graduated in 1935. From there,...
After Parris Island, William Pierce went to Hingham, Massachusetts which housed a huge naval ammunition manufacturing...
Upon reaching his 18th birthday in October, 1943, Warren Schmitt volunteered for the Army Air Corps. During his initial...
Eugene Vaadi remained in the military after he was liberated from Moosburg, Germany [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII A (...
Once the United States entered World War 2, Adelaide Benjamin followed the progress of the war in a number of ways but...
Rosemary Fagot was born in Nicaragua. Her father was an American citizen from New Orleans and she was registered as an...
William Garbo was born in 1924 in Laurel, Mississippi. He was in high school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor....
To Jack Glass, Jig Dog [Annotator's Note: later Rear Admiral James D. Ramage] had nerves of steel. He was totally in...
Louis Conter arrived in San Francisco after his voyage from Hawaii. He took a train trip to Pensacola, Florida during...
After eight weeks of boot camp, James Goodrich was sent to Camp Elliot. Camp Pendleton was not around at that time....
After returning stateside, Adolph Wilson and a group of Marines drove from San Diego to Shreveport. They stopped at...
After high school, Harold Whitaker was bumming around and getting trouble until his mother and a family friend...
Lavenia Breaux wanted to go in the service after Pearl Harbor. She always had a dream of traveling and realized the...
Hugh L. Colbert was born in Electra, Texas in June 1925. He attended school there in the Electra public school system...
Philip Schweitzer served as a combat medic with the 11th Airborne Division. Schweitzer was born and raised in Brooklyn...
Robert Dale Rosendahl was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota in April 1921 and grew up in a small agricultural town....
[Annotator's Note: Masaji Insohita served in the Army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-...

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