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Thomas Murphy boarded ship and left Boston Harbor on 24 December [Annotator's Note: 24 December 1944] to go overseas....
Arnold Debrick went to Camp Hood, Texas for basic training. He was used to hard work so basic training was not all that...
The first time Malcolm Higgins saw a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] he wondered how...
After completing his training, Mort Walker volunteered for overseas duty because he had heard that once the war was...
After two different assignments on quartermaster duty in the United States, Rothacker Smith finally joined his...
Robert Mayes was inducted at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He went through Basic Training and then went to Fort Sill, Oklahoma...
Kelly Kuwayama had been used to all of these different types of Americans growing up in New York City. The meeting of...
Eugene DiSabatino worked with Dick Ashworth. [Annotator's Note: US Navy Vice Admiral Fredrick "Dick" Ashworth...
Arthur Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University, he was an...
Erwin Blonder was trained as a Forward Observer. He began his military career in 1939. He was required to complete ROTC...
Dave Severance was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July 1919. His family moved to Colorado when he was very young. He...
At the time Rosemary Elfer's two brothers and a sister were serving in the military. Her brother Edward fought on Wake...
Sterling Mace and the Marines that accompanied him from San Diego stayed in Camp Saint Louis on New Caledonia for five...
Robert Templet was on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese bombed Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands [Annotator's...
Lydia Smith Grant was born in Bath, Maine. Her grandfather was a banker as was her father. Her stepfather was in the...
Henry Malec felt the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Weapon] was heavy at ten pounds. He took the bipod off...
Dave Severance joined the Marine Corps in October 1938 at the age of 19. He was on liberty in Los Angeles when he first...
The ongoing hostilities in Europe and Japan were not discussed in Otis Gatewood's circles until Japan attacked Pearl...
When the USS Foote (DD-511) got to Pearl Harbor, Wilbur Rogers remembered they stripped the 20mm off its fan tail and...
Ed Rendelman stayed in the Army after the war. After being wounded, he was sent to a hospital in Bristol, England. It...
John LeBure knew that work was being reduced so he left the company [Annotator's Note: Higgins Industries in New...
Billy Michal's paternal grandfather worked his way up the ladder in the local lumber business [Annotator's Note: in...
Lily Sawada and her husband devoted their lives to the church as missionaries. She did not know her future husband...
Alton Barnes spent about three months in Japan performing occupation duty following World War 2. His main function was...
After being discharged from the Army, Paul Pizzolongo joined the National Guard, then returned to the Army and then...
[Annotator's Note: James Siracuse served in the USAAF as an A-20 pilot in the 669th Bombardment Squadron, 416th...
Dick Schlink was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After graduating high school, he began working for General...
Walter Nelson went into the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. It was just about the same time that...
William Pena was born in Laredo, Texas and attended a Catholic middle school and public high school. He was the editor...
Earl James Erion grew up in Waubun, Minnesota. He was a high school student and young farm boy before he went into the...
After landing in Glasgow, Scotland, Arthur Seltzer took a train down to a town near Liverpool called Congleton Cheshire...
Dale LeBlanc joined his unit [Annotator's Note: 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division] on Guadalcanal in August...
In 1944, Guy Stern and his unit were broken into six-man intelligence teams. They were on an Australian fruit boat, the...
Nolan Ruiz was born in August 1924 near Donaldsonville, Louisiana. His father died when he was four years old and his...
Robert Judd was born in September 1920 in Oak Park, Illinois. The third of four children, he had twin older brothers...
Anthony Costa enjoyed it [Annotator's Note: his prewar service in the United States Marine Corps] because he was able...

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