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George McGovern had never been in an airplane before he took a civilian course. He was scared but eventually got over...
James Downing began his Navy training outside of Chicago. He had a 30 day leave before beginning the instructions. He...
Calvin Moret volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Following testing, he was accepted on 14 October 1943. He was sent for...
George Hood discusses his entry in the United States Army Air Forces. He recounts his training experiences in multiple...
When Dracos Burke commenced his training as a bombardier, the war in Europe was progressing to a point where the U.S....
Robert Riddle went to San Pedro, California for boot camp. He was excited to see the ocean for the first time, and...
Charles Davis experienced his first burial at sea after the 13 to 15 November battle [Annotator's Note: 13 to 15...
Harry Carlson does not recall his first mission target. The B-29s [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very...
After basic training, Leo Praetorius completed a radio course and was slated to become a radio operator on a ship. At...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. was born in June 1919 in Weston, Texas. He was the fifth of five sons whose mother died in childbirth...
Enlisting in the Navy at the age of 18, Lauren Bruner first reported to San Diego, California, for three months of...
William B. Hughes was sent to Merchant Marine boot camp in St. Petersburg, Florida. Afterward, he went to New Orleans...
Norman Bussel’s pilot wanted him and the engineer, [Annotator’s Note: Staff Sergeant William Peters, top turret gunner...
Joseph LaNier had no training or explanation concerning how to perform as a Seabee [Annotator’s Note: Seabee is a twist...
After boot camp, Angelo Ciotta was sent Camp Pendleton, California for advanced training. He left there in October 1944...
Melvin Dahlberg and the 517th Parachute Regiment Combat Team [Annotator's Note: 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment] went...
Among his most memorable experiences during the war, William Hendren recounted when he was training on an aircraft...
Robert Judd 's team [Annotator's Note: Underwater Demolition Teams 4 (UDT-)] was preparing for the assault on the...
Gabriel Spinelli didn't stay in Quayoung [Annotator's Note: phonetic spelling] too long, but while there he was often...