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After going ashore three months after D-Day, Robert Huber's unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 415th...
Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) during the Battle off Samar. Battle damage examination afterward...
Albert Porche and the 99th Fighter Squadron landed in North Africa. [Annotator's Note: The 99th Fighter Squadron was an...
As Stanley Wolczyk departed the United States, he had no idea of his destination. The troops thought that they were...
Henry A. Tacket and his boat, the USS PC-600 [Annotator's Note: a patrol craft] were assigned duty as escort for a...
Robert Max transferred to Ohio University for his sophomore year of college because the commute was easier and the...
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...
Robert Riddle was assigned to the Merchant Marine ship SS Typhoon, transporting supplies and soldiers throughout the...
After leaving the Wahoo [Annotator's Note: USS Wahoo (SS-238)], James Allen was transferred to the USS Sperry (AS-12)....
Robert Swan left the island [Annotator's Note: Midway Island] around 8 or 10 June [Annotator's Note: June 1942]. Even...
After Orville Bethard went aboard ship [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] they went to Australia where...
After graduating from radio school, Fred Bergeron, his older brother and their two friends, were all assigned to Task...
From there [Annotator's Note: Smyrna Army Airfield, Tennessee], Paul Dietzel was sent to Lincoln Army Air Base for...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax rose through the ranks quickly [Annotator's Note: while assigned to Fort Shafter as an...
Franklin Denius had taken artillery training in the ROTC at the Citadel and wanted to be in the artillery. He got his...
Joseph Yourkavitch took part in the Tennessee Maneuvers in late March 1944 [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company C...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st...
James Kemp McLaughlin was ordered to report for duty at MacDill Field in Tampa. When he arrived on 29 April [Annotator'...
Jack Taylor was called to active duty in December 1942 and sent to pre-flight training at the University of Iowa. From...
Yukio Kawamoto was born in Berkeley, California in November 1919. He was drafted into the Army from the University of...
Arthur Jackson had been influenced by Marine pilots and wanted to fly. At the recruiting office he took the aviation...
Richard Nummer entered service in November 1943 at 17 years old. He went to San Diego for boot camp. That was his first...
Forrest Villarrubia volunteered for the Marines the day after his high school graduation. His mother would not sign for...
Jack Skaggs joined the Oklahoma National Guard when he was 15 years old. He was in Headquarters Battery, 70th Field...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
Martin Carmody did his flight training at Corpus Christi, Texas. When he graduated nine months later he was sent to San...
Charles Brooks entered the United States Navy. He was first shipped to Athens, Georgia for basic physical training...
Charles Littig was selected for PT school following his graduation in December 1942 as a Navy midshipman at...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....

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