Overseas deployment

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Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was inducted into the service at Camp Grant, Illinois then sent to Camp...
Darold Rice remembers how when he and the other privates reported back for duty no one was at the camp and they joined...
A great deal of camaraderie had been established in the unit, especially among the guys Fred Hirsekorn had been in the...
Franklin Denius had taken artillery training in the ROTC at the Citadel and wanted to be in the artillery. He got his...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
When Jack Sanders decided to enlist, he knew nothing about air operations let alone how hard it was to get into the air...
Abe Milkis was called up soon after finishing high school. After being drafted, he found himself on bivouac in a tent...
James Matthew Weller was born in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana in July 1922. Before the war, he attended college....
Harry Quinn entered Camp Shelby in September [Annotator’s Note: 1943] and stayed there for about a week. From there,...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).]During the shakedown...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
David Roderick was born in Decatur, Illinois on 18 November 1923. Roderick had five brothers. His mother and father...
Edward Tipper completed his paratrooper training in the United States and shipped out for England. Before going aboard...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams served in the Army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th...
Byron Othello Wilkins was taught what to do if he became a POW but no one figured they would become POWs. They boarded...
Wesley S. Trindal was with Company F, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He was born in Superior, Wisconsin...
Robert Kelso crossed into Germany through the Siegfried Line and headed toward Salzburg. His unit was in Salzburg when...
Kelly Kuwayama was drafted a year before Pearl Harbor and entered the Army. He was assigned to a coastal artillery unit...
Clinton E. Riddle was born in Loudon County, Tennessee in February 1921. He was the only child in his family and grew...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After completing boot camp he joined the 1st...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Clyde East experienced a slow training program after entry into the Canadian Air Force. He was in flying school during...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
For Gerard Halpern the trip from the United States to Italy was unremarkable except that they ran out of food near the...
After the shooting [Annotator's Note: white officers shooting black soldiers after fight in Louisiana], Joseph Hairston...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...

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