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Edwin Henlebin described the beachhead as glutted with supplies. The problem was getting the material from the beach to...
Frank Pomroy had decided to go on a third invasion regardless of whether or not he would be sent home. The Marines drew...
William Rupp felt it was time to go into the Navy just before he reached 18 years of age. He told his parents that he...
George Linker was offered service in multiple branches of the military when he signed up for duty. He said he wanted to...
Jack Carver began his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. An accelerated training went on there to teach...
Cyril Buchert went into the Army Air Corps flight program but washed out. He was given the option to become a radio...
Dell Lauderdale went home after completing his service in the Marine Corps. After six months out of the military, he...
John Raaen attended West Point. His father was a career officer who graduated from the Military Academy on 1 November...
Donald Long and his squadron [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 12 (VP-12)] were transferred to the group that became...
Lowell Kermit Brueland born in a small town in Iowa. He was raised on farm two miles from town. Brueland’s father was...
George Scholes was born in Endeavor, Wisconsin, and had a typical childhood there with his three siblings. His father...
James Crane experienced a great change in the Merchant Marine. He was concerned about making the first convoy, but he...
Robert Inghram went to Shrewsbury upon his outfit's [Annotator's Note: 39th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Group] entry...
Clyde East was provided a week of instruction after his transfer to the United States Army Air Forces. That was to...
Jack Carver arrived at Utah Beach about six weeks after D-Day [Annotator's Note: D-Day was the Allied invasion of...
James Crane got into the Merchant Marine because Roosevelt [Annotator’s Note: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and...
Melvin Munch had a 15 day leave following his basic training in the United States Navy. It took four days each way for...
Opal Grapes returned to the United States to study tropical medicine. She spent several months at Camp Siebert, Alabama...
Harry Lockhead knew he would leave Maui bound for the invasion of Japan. Fort Pierce, Florida was set up for UDT [...
Paul Amrod observed that the Koreans were never fighters. He thought General John Hodge did his best to warn the...
John Singlaub was trained by the British Special Forces. Some of the training included assuming an artificial...
Carroll Knutson felt his military training was serious. An individual had to do well in order to succeed in the service...
John McCarthy reached Pearl Harbor on his ship [Annotator’s Note: the repair ship USS Laertes (AR-20)]. They waited...
Walter Halloran returned to Fort Huachuca in Arizona with his wife and child [Annotator’s Note: this was following his...
Opal Grapes arrived in Scotland after about a five day voyage from the United States. She then traveled by train toward...
Frank Bostwick arrived in Liverpool, England. Shortly afterward, the men were shipped to Northern Ireland for...
Blanche Gangwere thought of joining the WASPs [Annotator's Note: Women Airforce Service Pilots] as her first option to...
Harold Bergbower completed high school then entered the service at age 19. He was 21 years old when Pearl Harbor was...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow was surprised when war came with Japan. Japan's actions had been terrible but the anticipation was...