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After Erik Johnsen graduated from his final training at Kings Point, [Annotator's Note: US Merchant Marine Academy,...
After Ted Wiebe was in the squadron [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 2 (VT-2) flying from the USS Lexington (CV-2)]...
Harry Carlson's training at Langley Field [Annotator's Note: Langley Field in Newport News, Virginia, now Langley Air...
James Kemp McLaughlin was ordered to report for duty at MacDill Field in Tampa. When he arrived on 29 April [Annotator'...
Adolph Wilson arrived in San Diego for Marine training after three days of travel on a train from New Orleans. The men...
Edwin Knight spent four months in New Zealand learning to be a medic. He learned to give plasma, bandage wounds, and...
Leonard Lomell served with Company D, 2nd Ranger Battalion, United States Army. That Rangers were volunteers and aimed...
Robert Gorman was inducted [Annotator's Note: into the Army] at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He was then sent to Camp...
After induction, Jack Barnes went to Camp Howze in Gainesville, Texas for nine months of training. He trained in...
Gus Gikas considered enlistment to be good for him. Being an amateur radio operator, Gikas could fix just about any...
Frank Bostwick joined the ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] for three years while he was in high...
John McConn experienced German machine gun fire at the battle of Saint- Dié. The enemy fired their guns at the...
John Angier had trained in the Boeing B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] Pathfinder,...
William Pierce tells the story of his duty on Guam while he was training for the invasion of the Japanese home islands...
Around Christmas [Annotator's Note: Christmas 1944], Charles Murray learned that people in the hospital were being sent...
Emmett Kaylor's time in basic training was his first time in the South where they talked a little different. Their...
Robert Liles went to Mitchell Field on Long Island, New York. He was with a group of pilots who were going to were...
On 8 April [Annotator's Note: 8 April 1944] they got a red flag in the area and they knew they were getting ready to go...
Edward Bale and his Marine Corps Medium Tank Company [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Corps Tank Battalion (medium)]...
Harry Watson went to Newport, Rhode Island [Annotator's Note: for Navy boot camp training], and couldn't understand why...
John Laborde traveled by train from Fort Benning, Georgia to Fort Ord in Monterey, California via New Orleans,...
The first chance William Lansford and the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion had [Annotator's Note: to fight the Japanese] was...
Joseph Pocoroba said the march to Marrakesh, Morocco from Algiers, Algeria was around 1,200 miles. [Annotator's Note:...
Upon reaching his 18th birthday in October, 1943, Warren Schmitt volunteered for the Army Air Corps. During his initial...
Richmond Hamilton characterizes his aviation training as very thorough and shares a pair of anecdotes illustrating this...
Robert L. Williams was amazed that he was able to find his friend Joe's grave. Williams had Joe's Army serial number...
Allen Horton was commissioned out of midshipmen's school in Chicago, Illinois, and proceeded to Scouts and Raiders...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer re-starts the oral history at this point and asks the same questions as in the...
James Nerison learned how to handle the boat [Annotator's Note: PT boat], fix the engine, and operate the radio...
John Singlaub experienced live fire training while working with the SOE [Annotator's Note: British Special Operations...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine on the SS Dolly Madison. The major missions of the ship were...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
In the mid to late May 1944, John Sacks was sent to England with Aerial Transport Command, ATC [Annotators Note: Air...
Joseph Rockforte was sent to Camp Beauregard in Alexandria [Annotator's Note: Alexandria, Louisiana]. There, he got all...
Philip Dunford was an aerial gunner on the Avenger [Annotator's Note: Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bomber aircraft]. One...
Robert Rans' first impression of the B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber] was that it was...

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