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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...
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 [...
James Armstrong was born in Bradenton, Florida and attended high school there [Annotator's Note: he doesn't specify his...
Earl Williams was born in March 1919 in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He spent the first 20 years of his life there along with...
Warren Schmitt was born in October 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father worked as a mechanic for Linde Air...
Tony Schneider was from Hillsboro, Missouri, and he attended college at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. He...
Winfield K. "Win" Zerphey was born in October 1924 in the small town of Floren outside of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. He...
Nolan Ruiz was born in August 1924 near Donaldsonville, Louisiana. His father died when he was four years old and his...
Oscar Higgenbotham was born in January 1924 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His father, a mechanical engineer, found...
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...
John McCarthy reached Pearl Harbor on his ship [Annotator’s Note: the repair ship USS Laertes (AR-20)]. They waited...
While Richard Bennett was in New Orleans, he met a local in a tavern who offered him and a buddy dinner and lodging for...
James Marks was at Attu Island, Alaska but did not go ashore. He recalls seeing the American soldiers going ashore, up...
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...
Dr. Billy Clyde Michal was born in April 1936 in Alexandria, Louisiana and lived nearby in Zimmerman which was a major...
Stewart Bass flew a TBM Avenger [Annotator's Note: Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber] during the Second World War. He...
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...

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