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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),...
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...
[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...
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:...
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 [...
Wayne Pierce and his battalion [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division...
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...
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...
John Kerner heard of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while he was walking down the street and overheard it. He and...
Herbert Gross had trained on B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bombers. His new...
John Bellecci completed engineering training at Clemson [Annotator’s Note: Clemson College in South Carolina]. He...
Next, Stanley Stewart was sent to Jacksonville Air Station [Annotator's Note: Naval Air Station Jacksonville] in...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
Once the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor died down, Walter Oka and his siblings continued to watch the goings on for a...
As a member of a new P-47 [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft] fighter group [Annotator's...
Joseph Haines was not worried about going overseas. Everything was new to him and he got to see things he had never...
Carl Beck joined the Army at 17 in November 1942. He was born in 1925. He had been working with his father during the...
They started flying and did not quit flying from that point on. Geraldine Nyman was stationed in Long Beach, California...
Alton Barnes loves the United States and its freedoms. Freedom is the most important thing in this country. He decided...
As Stanley Wolczyk departed the United States, he had no idea of his destination. The troops thought that they were...
Having survived the sinking of USS Arizona (BB-39) and the subsequent treatment for his burn injuries, Lauren Bruner...
Robert Barnett went to radio training for six weeks and then went to Fort Pierce [Annotator's Note: Fort Pierce,...
John Morrow was born in April 1924 in Marksville, Louisiana. It is a small town and he knew almost everyone in town. He...
Felix Polito participated in the Battle at Anzio. The 101st went in and had 165 men but only 5 or 6 survived. They were...

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