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James was there for about 2 or 3 months for ground school. He was then shipped to Lafayette. He did not make his first...
Vejtasa thought that the training he received was great. They would train as individuals as well as a group. In...
In Sacramento Jones checked Doolittle out. Doolittle had selected as his crew, the crew of one of the pilots who had...
[Annotators Note: Charles Scheffel served in the army as an infantry officer. He was sent to England with five other...
Baptiste had a janitorial service. One of his clients was a doctor who stayed on Corregidor [Annotator's Note:...
While the Laffey was undergoing training on Chesapeake Bay some of the gunners were sent to Dam Neck, Virginia for...
The ship went into the Atlantic. Vejtasa's ship met up with the Ranger, CV-4 [Annotator's Note: USS Ranger (CV-4)]....
On the 1 April [Annotator's Note: 1 April 1942] they passed under the Golden Gate Bridge. The men were all excited...
Kanaya felt that living during the Depression years and learning to live under those conditions, working and living on...
Earnest did get his eight landings in. The next time he was going to be making a landing he was on the Saratoga [...
They were two days at sea when the PA system came on informing them that the group was headed for Tokyo [Annotators...
On 2 January 1945, Ettlinger was on a converted ship transport the Ile de France with 3,000 other men, and on 15...
Clinton Gardner witnessed the liberation of Buchenwald and noted there were close to 55,000 to 56,000 deaths in the...
Schmedemann's career was in his hands. He wanted to go to the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth,...
Holloman returned to active duty with the stipulation that he be retained for five years so he could retire. The army...
The USS New Orleans [Annotator's Note: US Navy heavy cruiser USS New Orleans, CA32] was a sister ship to the San...
The ship spent a few days in San Diego. When the Yorktown had passed through the Panama Canal, Vejtasa had been...
There were a lot of events that did not make a lasting impression on Crain. He cannot recall the troops he brought in...
Charles Scheffel met up with the 9th Infantry Division near the airport in Algiers. It was the 9th Division's job to...
Freddie Ohr was assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group overseas. They were flying Spitfires. Ohr learned how to fly the...
The Saratoga [Annotator's Note: aircraft carrier USS Saratoga, CV-3] was getting ready to leave San Diego for Pearl...
David Dennis feels that he and his unit were well prepared for the fighting in North Africa. He believes that the only...
As a medic, Kanaya had to treat the Germans like their own wounded. The medics would treat the American wounded 1st and...
Robert Harris was based in England for one year at a base called Barkston Heath near Grantham. [Annotator’s Note: the...
William B. Hughes first sailed on the SS Joseph Hamilton and that was followed by the USAHS Wisteria. The Hamilton was...
Robert Harris was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1922. The years of the Great Depression were tough. It hit hard in...
Louis Conter accompanied a friend's brother to the Navy recruiting station so that the individual could reenlist....
Donald Stratton is from Red Cloud, Nebraska. His family was farmers early on in their lives. Stratton had one sister...
Louis Conter left boot camp in San Diego, California with the knowledge that he was to be assigned to the battleship...
David Flynn describes life on the Houston [Annotator's Note: USS Houston (CA-30)] as very busy; he never had a chance...
When Barbara Pathe landed [Annotator’s Note: in La Havre, France] there was a congressional delegation overseas that...
Eugene Tarrant would clean up the compartments of the mess attendants and things of that nature. He met a few Filipinos...
Curt Simmons served as a US Navy Armed Guard gunner aboard merchant ships. Even at the start of the war there were...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Harlan Twible to describe the USS Indianapolis (CA-...
Tom Quigley jumped on a train and made his way with the other soldiers down to central England to a military base at...
At Midway, Robert Swan was classified as a first pilot and navigator. The patrol plane commander was Jack Reid. Swan...

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