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James Crane got into the Merchant Marine because Roosevelt [Annotator’s Note: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and...
Hans Courant was assigned to a group working on electronics at Los Alamos. He worked in that capacity for the next two...
Because of the frost bite problem with his feet, Vernon Leopold was given limited service for six months after his...
Kaliste Saloom went through specialized training prior to his assignment to military intelligence. It was particularly...
Murray Glass was drafted and sent to the Fort Dix, New Jersey reception center for a few weeks. He then went to the...
[Annotator's Note: Geraldine Nyman was a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, and transported...
During his military training, John Alison was trained for reconnaissance, fighter and bomber operations. Being a...
Thomas Ballew briefly considered joining the Marine Corps but decided that he would wait to be called up. He was...
As a sophomore in college, Ray Snyder was put into the V-1 program at the University of Dubuque, which he referred to...
James Livaudais entered the service in March 1942. His division was to be the Sergeant York Division. The decision...
After he joined Company B, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Hugh Colbert...
Frank Hartzell and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division]...
Eugene DiSabatino worked with Dick Ashworth. [Annotator's Note: US Navy Vice Admiral Fredrick "Dick" Ashworth...
Arthur Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University, he was an...
George Morgan returned to Fort Pierce. [Annotator’s Note: Fort Pierce in Florida was the training base for the...
Dave Severance was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July 1919. His family moved to Colorado when he was very young. He...
At the time Rosemary Elfer's two brothers and a sister were serving in the military. Her brother Edward fought on Wake...
From there [Annotator's Note: the United States Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland where William Curtis took his...
Lloyd Reese was asleep, and his father woke him to tell him about the attack on Pearl Harbor. He knew that we were in...
John Laborde was at home and sitting down to Sunday lunch when he heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was in ROTC [...
Having escaped the ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Oklahoma (BB-37)] as she capsized, Richard Schlink survived the day...
[Annotator's Note: The beginning of this clip is a continuation of a previous discussion on the Pearl Harbor attack;...
Henry Malec felt the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Weapon] was heavy at ten pounds. He took the bipod off...
In primary training, Revis Haslett flew a P-17 [Annotator's Note: the PT-17 Stearman]. In basic training, he flew a B-...
Ed Rendelman stayed in the Army after the war. After being wounded, he was sent to a hospital in Bristol, England. It...
Forrest Villarrubia was home from the Pacific by December 1945, but he had to continue in the service because he did...
Calvin Moret was still a 19 year old teenager when his mother pinned his wings on him. The war in the Pacific ended...
Samuel Lombardo did not think much of the German people. He felt they were negligent in allowing Hitler's [Annotator's...
Frederick Hollis was drafted in August 1952. He had 16 weeks of Army basic training in Fort Bliss, Texas, eight weeks...
John LeBure knew that work was being reduced so he left the company [Annotator's Note: Higgins Industries in New...
Billy Michal's paternal grandfather worked his way up the ladder in the local lumber business [Annotator's Note: in...
When Hugh Colbert was discharged from the US Army in November 1945 his father insisted that he take advantage of the GI...
After three months in Japan, Edward Bale had the necessary points to rotate back to the United States. He left Nagasaki...
In some ways, Ira Schilling felt he grew up very quickly due to his experience serving in the US Marine Corps during...
Calvin Barrick was transferred to the USS Searaven (SS-196) which was an older submarine based out of Pearl Harbor. He...
Harold Bergbower stayed in the Air Force full time after World War 2. He went to Chanute Field in Illinois and took...

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