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Felix Polito was in the hospital when the 1st Special Service Force was disbanded. It was about six months before the...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13 (VT-13),...
Roy H. Matsumoto arrived in India and traveled to Deogarh [Annotator's Note: Deogarh, India] in the interior. A camp...
When Gabriel Kinney and the other volunteers for the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) arrived in India they were...
Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
Robert Kelso was born in Bristow, Oklahoma. He lived up on a farm owned by his grandparents. A few years after he was...
After training at Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near Hattiesburg, Mississippi], Roy H. Matsumoto heard rumors of a...
Ernest Jackson was born in Sumter, South Carolina. His family migrated [Annotator's Note: Great Migration, or Black...
[Annotators Note: The interview begins with Guarnere and the interviewer talking about previous interviews Guarnere has...
Seymour Mermelstein attended basic training in Miami Beach, Florida. He was then sent to automotive school. He went to...
Lloyd Geist was born in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana] in July 1921. His family moved to Houma...
Clem Thrift went to Norfolk, Virginia for turboelectric training. The ship he helped commission, and on which he...
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:...
When he was told that he would be trained aboard ship as a gunner, Robert Fitz was "mystified." He arrived at the main...
James Odom was excited to travel into the unknown, leaving home on a Greyhound bus bound for Dallas, then taking his...
John Angier first met his crew in the spring of 1944 and then went overseas in a brand-new, shiny, silver B-17 [...
[Annotator's Note: William Nesser was in training aboard a commercial transport vessel when the Japanese attacked Pearl...
When James Morehead arrived at Broom, Australia, the little airfield where they landed didn't have modern pumping...
Wayne Pierce and his battalion [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division...
In early June [Annotator's Note: June 1944] Edward Driscoll's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Franklin (CV-13)] was held in...
They [Annotator's Note: Edward Driscoll and Torpedo Squadron 13 (VT-13), USS Franklin (CV-13)] left Leyte [Annotator's...
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...
John Caudle did not have a lot of notice when he was called to active duty. He came home after work one Friday and had...
Fred Bronfin adjusted easily to military life but felt he was losing time in his career. To differentiate between...
Lloyd Dendy and his brother went to Marine Corps boot camp in San Diego, California by train. When they arrived in San...
They [Annotator's Note: Robert Jones and his fellow aviation cadets at Maxwell Field, Alabama] did a lot of night...
After ten weeks of primary training, James Morehead moved to Moffett Naval Air Field [Annotator's Notes: NAS Moffett...
After finishing Army Air Forces basic training in Miami Beach, Florida, William Ebersole was sent to Nashville,...
One day before James Siracuse got to fly solo, one of his instructors showed him a maneuver that he said he should not...
Eugene Vaadi enlisted in the US Army Air Forces at age 20 and was sent to Maxwell Field in Montgomery, Alabama for...
All of the training Walter "Babe" Gantz received was compressed. After joining the 95th Medical Battalion in early...
John Kerner heard of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while he was walking down the street and overheard it. He and...
Initially training in single engine airplanes with an instructor, Robert Heller liked flying, but was a "little bit...

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