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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...
Leroy Fadem entered the Navy's training for sea duty in July 1942. He entered Midshipman School at Colombia [Annotator'...
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...
Paul J. Frisco enlisted in the Navy because of his father's service during World War 1 and because of the Navy's...
William Greer had complications with his draft board registration. He moved several times and did not follow-up by...
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...
James Moshovitis was born in March 1925 in Washington, D.C., the only son of three children born to Greek immigrants....
Harper Gruber was born in November 1924 in his grandmother's home town of Branchville, South Carolina, where the doctor...
Jack Gutman was born in December 1925 in San Francisco, California, the son of a salesman who had nine children. The...
Aubrey Bradley was born in October 1923 in Blue Mound, Kansas. When he was 18 and attending the University of Kansas,...
George Scholes was born in Endeavor, Wisconsin, and had a typical childhood there with his three siblings. His father...
John E. Johnson was born in Houston, Mississippi in December 1926, and lived there until he was six years old. During...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enjoyed the sights and sports in Pearl Harbor. He was a bit of a loner because he did not drink...
James Crane experienced a great change in the Merchant Marine. He was concerned about making the first convoy, but he...
Stewart Bass flew off the Lexington [Annotator's Note: USS Lexington (CV-16)] to the Japanese home islands over Tokyo...
Jack Taylor was well pleased flying F6F [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter aircraft] fighter planes. The...
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 [...
Winfield K. "Win" Zerphey was born in October 1924 in the small town of Floren outside of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. He...
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...
Allen Horton returned to his memory of life on the USS Nevada (BB-36). He said the Nevada had been at Pearl Harbor, and...

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