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[Annotator's Note: The audio level of this interview is very low.] As an engineer, John Ryan helped build Bailey...
After boot camp, Richard Nummer returned home for only one day before he returned to San Diego. Some trainees went AWOL...
Within a week, shipping instructions were posted and George Griffenhagen's name was on the list. They shipped out in...
Robert Hammond had to deal with his own health when he was on leave in Philadelphia. He had an appendectomy, and while...
They went aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth in New York. The ship was full. Some of the men had been waiting aboard for a...
After he joined Company B, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Hugh Colbert...
Basil Woolf was ordered to wear tropical gear for deployment. He boarded the Queen Elizabeth in Scotland and five days...
After training in Texas, Joseph Medicine Crow went to Camp McCoy near New York, New York for embarkation to Europe. He...
After completing 17 weeks of infantry basic training, Tokuji Yoshihashi was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After two...
Raymond VanDuzer shipped out for England aboard a former luxury liner. There were no available troopships so these...
Leo William Schmittgens recalled the constant mortar [Annotator's Note: M1 81mm mortar] firing during World War 2...
The trip overseas for Richard Witaker was difficult because so many of his fellow Marines got seasick on the 31 day...
Herbert Gross and his fellow bomber crewmen received their plane in Kansas for ship out overseas. It was a desert paint...
On 13 January 1944, Steve McMurray left on a troop transport ship and was amazed at the clear blue water of the Pacific...
Helen Gagel did not keep up with what was going overseas while on duty in the United States. One of her brothers was...
When Elizabeth Gibbens completed basic training, she was sent to Camp Shanks, New York. She found it exciting to get...
Lloyd Guillory flew aboard an LB-30 [Annotator's Note: the Consolidated LB-30 Liberator cargo aircraft was a variant of...
Wayne Pierce was the Supply and Transportation Officer when his Battalion left Fort Bragg. The regiment travelled by...
Joseph Goble recollects how he met his wife while he was working in Washington, D.C. before his enlistment. She was a...
Vernon Alexander had never been on a big boat before his overseas deployment. The troops were stacked five deep in the...
Lester M. Bornstein was sent to New York for his deployment. He stayed in some barracks for a few weeks before he was...
Clarence Carslon was sent to basic training in Tampa, Florida. From there he went to Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was...
After infantry training, Herbert Siebert was sent to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey and shipped out of New York on a converted...
Daniel J. Lennon remembered the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean was not particularly good for enlisted men. His unit [...
After nine weeks' training, Alex Lopez sailed on the Ile de France [Annotator's Note: the SS Ile de France was a French...
Robert Marovelli responded to the propaganda about the Japanese, and couldn't help having bad feelings about them....
In September 1944, Samuel Jenkins and the others [Annotator's Note: the other members of the I...
When he finished Officer Candidate School, William Blackwood was sent to the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New...
Bud Loring went from Santa Maria [Annotator's Note: Army Airfield, Santa Barbara County, California] to Colchester,...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
Robert Gorman was only in Camp Shanks for a few days before sailing in a convoy for Europe. His wife tried to visit him...
Thomas Murphy boarded ship and left Boston Harbor on 24 December [Annotator's Note: 24 December 1944] to go overseas....
Joseph Blouin went to basic training at the largest wooden hotel in the country [Annotator's Note: Belleview-Biltmore...
Arnold Debrick went to Camp Hood, Texas for basic training. He was used to hard work so basic training was not all that...
George Hardy went on leave after graduation [Annotator's Note: from aviation cadet training at Tuskegee Army Air Field...
The first time Malcolm Higgins saw a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] he wondered how...

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