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Henry George Joffray was born in March 1926. He grew up in Bellville, Illinois near St. Louis. He graduated from high...
Morton Brooks was born in Brooklyn, New York in January 1926. He grew up there, with younger twin siblings, the...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard the submarine USS Sea Dragon.]...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine on the SS Dolly Madison. The major missions of the ship were...
From Oceana, Virginia, Lloyd Duncan and VT-3 [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 3] flew patrols looking for German...
Walter Halloran went to the area of North Carolina where he participated in the largest maneuvers ever held by the...
[Annotator's Note: James Allen served in the Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class in the submarine service and was aboard the...
Delano Brister knew that the headquarters for Colonel Eisenhower [Annotator's Note: Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower would...
Richard Witaker volunteered for the United States Marine Corps because he was impressed by his friends who had done so...
Raymond VanDuzer was trained as a medic. A captain, who was a doctor, taught them how to administer morphine, bandage...
Benjamin Schleider was part of a convoy of 43 ships leaving from New York City to Glasgow, Scotland. The trip took 11...
Ejnar Christiansen was a 16 year old deck mate on the SS Selma and had made a trip from Denmark to Santo Espírito,...
Murray Glass was drafted and sent to the Fort Dix, New Jersey reception center for a few weeks. He then went to the...
Roy Uthes grew up in Detroit, Michigan. His father was a policeman. Uthes had brothers who were also in the service. He...
Glenn Frazier met a large sergeant when he arrived in Camp Shelby. Some of the new recruits were destined for Hawaii....
Fred Hirsekorn was drafted in early 1943. After induction at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas he was sent to Camp Campbell,...
Thomas Ard Sylvest enlisted in the Army Air Forces and began his training at Keesler Field in Biloxi, Mississippi. He...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Radford served in the Army as an infantryman in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 133rd Infantry...
Joseph Massey was drafted just after leaving high school at age 18. He entered service on 15 November 1945 [Annotator's...
Jack Houston had three reasons for enlisting. The first was patriotism. The second was that all of his friends were...
H. Lloyd Wilkerson was sent back to the Pacific, and served with the Sixth Marine Division on Guam before being loaded...
The war ended while James Lovell was a senior in high school and he remembers V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over...
Melvin Munch had a 15 day leave following his basic training in the United States Navy. It took four days each way for...
Philip Schweitzer's first time away from home was his trip to basic training. Schweitzer thinks that at the time, the...
John Bellecci boarded a ship from California to Australia. The ship went alone in September 1943. It was a converted...
In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Ira Schilling was sent to Camp Elliot, California where he joined Company L...
Charles T. Edwards and his squadron [Annotator's Note: Composite Squadron 66 (VC-66)] were sent to Southern California...
George Morgan left Fort Pierce after a month and a half along with two dozen other men. [Annotator’s Note: Fort...
James Livaudais entered the service in March 1942. His division was to be the Sergeant York Division. The decision...
Richard Boyd joined his company [Annotator's Note: Company B, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion] as a replacement in...
Allen Pedersen landed in Oran, North Africa on 11 May [Annotator's Note: 11 May 1943]. It was supposedly the largest...
Before going to China, John Alison was sent to England to observe how the air war over England was progressing. Small...
Warren Nolan was in the middle of his sophomore year at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana when the Japanese...
Robert J. Ferris joined Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) as a replacement pilot [Annotator's Note: when...
Thomas Edgar Morgan, Sr. was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division and sent to Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan...
Robert Judd 's team [Annotator's Note: Underwater Demolition Teams 4 (UDT-)] was preparing for the assault on the...

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