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Donald Wilson and the USS Vincennes (CL-64) participated in the shore bombardment of Saipan and Tinian during the...
Kenneth Killilea received his Marine Corps boot camp training at Parris Island. The moment he stepped off the bus upon...
After John DuBose signed on with the Merchant Marines, he was shipped to the Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg,...
Leroy Fadem entered the Navy's training for sea duty in July 1942. He entered Midshipman School at Colombia [Annotator'...
Patrick Russell attended flight, or elimination, training in Seattle. He had eight hours of flight time coupled with...
Lowell Brueland had a normal flight training. He graduated in September 1942 and was assigned to the 20th Fighter...
Anthony Varuso left New Orleans for his basic training at Naval Station Great Lakes [Annotator’s Note: near North...
With his interest in submarines, Edward Stone decided to join the Navy and enlisted in December 1940. After acceptance...
James White was born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1925. As a junior in high school at the time of the Japanese attack on...
George Linker was offered service in multiple branches of the military when he signed up for duty. He said he wanted to...
Kaliste Saloom entered service in Louisiana and was routed to Camps Beauregard and Claiborne. He was next shipped to...
After induction into the Army, Norris Waddill went to Camp Crowder, Missouri for his basic training. Basic training was...
Jack Brukman had not been anyplace before receiving his draft notice. He considered himself a mama's boy. Young...
Henry Freedman reported to Fort Devens, Massachusetts after receiving his draft notice. He was then sent to Camp...
Chester Strunk was recruited and enlisted [Annotator's Note: in June 1942] but then told to return to college and await...
Max Finesmith was drafted into the Army infantry but ended up in the Air Forces. He trained at Fort Jackson, South...
George Hood discusses his entry in the United States Army Air Forces. He recounts his training experiences in multiple...
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...
David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion] went through Camp Shanks en...
Joseph Pocoroba was born in Newark, New Jersey in August 1919. He attended Good Counsel grammar and high school [...
Erik Frithjof Johnsen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in August 1925 and had one brother who had been born in 1922....
Philip Dunford was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July 1925. He lived in Chester, Virginia when he was five...
Russell Engel was born in Vesta, Minnesota, the son of a farmer who left the farm to work in oil refineries in Caspar,...
Adam Istre was born in 1927 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, but the family moved to a farm outside of Gueydan, Louisiana...
James Armstrong was assigned as a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber pilot and arrived in England in 1943. He...
Robert Inghram went to Shrewsbury upon his outfit's [Annotator's Note: 39th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Group] entry...
On the day North Korea invaded South Korea [Annotator's Note: 25 June 1950], Elizabeth Barrett and her husband were...
Walter Halloran was sent to Korea after the conflict started up there [Annotator’s Note: the Korean War started with...
After high school, Olin Tisdale left home for Birmingham, Alabama, and was working in a boring job when he decided to...
After D-Day, on 10 June 1944, Austin Hustead's squadron [Annotator's Note: 81st Fighter Squadron, 50th Fighter Group,...
Eben Smith was born in August 1923 in Pasadena, California. He remembers his childhood as being unremarkable; his...
In the mid to late May 1944, John Sacks was sent to England with Aerial Transport Command, ATC [Annotators Note: Air...
Russell Mayeur worked for his father-in-law after his discharge from the Merchant Marine following the war. The intent...
Edgar Cole went to communications school and finished at the head of his class. He was automatically assigned to...
Herman Prager left for United States Navy boot camp in San Diego, California after the Christmas and New Year holidays...
After about a month's wait, John Elliott reported to Santa Anna, California for pre-flight training then went to...

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