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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...
Harry Carlson was accepted into Army Air Corps in June 1943. He had given thought to Naval aviation, but he went to the...
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...
Wim de Jonge accompanied an officer to Jakarta. They traveled alone in a jeep through the mountains without convoy...
Donald Long and his squadron [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 12 (VP-12)] were transferred to the group that became...
When Joseph Orlando arrived at Saipan, part of his job was to bury the Marines that had been killed. Duties varied and...
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...
While in Idaho, H. Lloyd Wilkerson completed his bachelor's degree through Idaho State University. At a Sunday...
Joe Clapper remembers being on a date at a movie theater on Pearl Harbor Day. When he came out, newsboys were peddling...
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...
John Angier went to Maxwell Field [Annotator's Note: now Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama] for...
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...
Harry Carlson feels his most eventful missions were the nighttime missions over Japan. They were frightening at times...
John Laborde was assigned to General MacArthur's [Annotator's Note: US Army General Douglas MacArthur] advance echelon...
James Crane got into the Merchant Marine because Roosevelt [Annotator’s Note: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and...

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