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They were cruising around Java when they ran aground in the valley straights [Annotator’s Note: aboard the USS Boise in...
Bailey checked in with his draft board and was put on a bus to Camp Croft. He told the army recruiter that he wanted to...
Joseph Armanini was assigned to bombardier school. He wanted to be a bombardier because as a bombardier you saw action...
From Nebraska they flew to Bangor, Maine. There were 36 planes that flew out of Maine to go overseas. They were...
Oscar Johnson went to Kingman, Arizona for gunnery school and then to Lincoln, Nebraska to assemble the crew. From...
When they landed on New Caledonia they were told they were going to march off their sea legs with a thirty mile hike....
Standifer was at Ft. Benning for 16 weeks. From there Standifer went to Camp McCain with the 94th Infantry. There were...
On the trip from Pendleton to Columbia [Annotators Note: Oregon to South Carolina in December 1941] Richard Cole was...
They [Annotator's Note: Raymond Zager and his fellow soldiers of the 66th Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division]...
Kassal enlisted in January of 1942 and was assigned to the Army Air Forces. He was sent to Camp Upton at Yaphank, Long...
The 3rd Infantry Division assimilated all of its regiments into the 3rd Division's headquarters at Fort Lewis,...
Hershel Williams was sent to the capitol city of Charleston [Annotator's Note: Charleston, South Carolina] and from...
The young men [Annotator’s Note: at the Florida Army Air Corps base] were very eager once they learned some of the...
Ben Kuroki’s B-24 outfit was called to North Africa to help out with the British forces who were going against Rommel....
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a radioman and rifleman in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] The...
Rackley was sent to Kearney, Nebraska for reassignment where he was given the keys to a brand new B-17 [Annotator’s...
The training also helped Lyle Bouck. It was new to all of them. The purpose of an I...
Clarence Anderson felt for his wife having to see her husband and son both going off to war during the Vietnam War....
Vernon Baker stayed at Geiger Airfield until October 1942 when they went back to Fort Huachuca, Arizona. One day he was...
Leahr was shipped overseas in early 1944. He had graduated in Class 43-G [Annotator's Note: Class 43-G graduated in...
Robert Zawada was assigned to the 20th Armored Division. They left from Fort Campbell, Kentucky and traveled by train...
The men were glad to see their commander Lyle Bouck come in and replace their original platoon leader. None of the men...
Lou Brissie's Uncle Robert was around the same age as he was and was more like a brother to him. Robert was already in...
Richard Ford waited about three months for a boat back to the United States. Germans were sinking boats in the Gulf of...
Yellin had to fly the next day after he bailed out in the ocean. He notes that the P-40 was a great airplane. There was...
Going overseas was quite the adventure for Sherman. Sherman stopped at numerous points throughout the war. He was a...
[Annotators Note: Barney Old Coyote’s daughter steps in and asks a few questions.] The government had prohibited the...
Quintana had to board an Australian ship that left from American Samoa. On Tulagi, the landing was rougher than...
They moved on south into Bavaria. The war ended while they were in Rosenheim.When they went overseas they were told not...
Bell's initial experience in England consisted mainly of training and trying to avoid boredom. They were gradually...
The train was moving fast. The train brought them to California. They brought the companies up to full strength. His...
Michael Doi did not experience and maltreatment or racism even when he went to the South but his daughter did. After...
Mack was attached to the Sixth Marine Division and sent to Guadalcanal for training. The Sixth Marine Division was...
Robert Christie was assigned to a repo depot [Annotators Note: replacement depot] and shipped overseas. He was sent to...
Steve Pisanos got his private pilot’s license. He studied from a booklet he had picked up while visiting a Greek Air...
When Woods would go into Times Square young servicemen would give them trouble about why they weren't in the service....

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