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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...
John DuBose reached his new ship [Annotator's Note: the SS Bostonian] and was immediately given lifeboat training. He...
George Spera went through basic training and then to the ASTP, Army Specialized Training Program. With the ASTP he...
At Fort Sill, Sidney LaPook was just doing dentistry. It was required to have at least seven opposing teeth for the...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Field served in the Army as a paratrooper with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, then...
George McGovern had one his buddies took him up in a plane to see if he could still fly a few years ago. He was able to...
When they [Annotator's Note: Jack Yusen and the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)] arrived at Pearl Harbor the men looked...
Following his duty at McConnell Airbase in Wichita, Kansas, Enrique Cervantes was assigned to test aircraft in the...
Joseph Rockforte was sent to Camp Beauregard in Alexandria [Annotator's Note: Alexandria, Louisiana]. There, he got all...
Robert Rans' first impression of the B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber] was that it was...
Cleveland Peterson was aboard the SS Johnson when he heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. They had been...
Van Barfoot first served with the 1st Infantry Division after he enlisted at Fort Benning, Georgia. With the 1st...
Francis Hurd was born in Woodhall, New York to parents who were farmers. When he was 16 years old he was forced to quit...
The skipper went ashore [Annotator's Note: in Bournemouth, England] and went to headquarters but told William Curtis...
[Annotator's Note: Astley Blackwell was a plane captain servicing Grumman FM-2 Wildcat fighter aircraft aboard the USS...
Harold Whitaker went overseas in 1949. He was at Johnson Air Force Base in Japan when the Korean War began. After the...
[Annotators Note: Warren Schmitt was a forward observer in Battery B, 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion.]...
Richard Field was overseas for about 21 months. His son was born nine months after he returned. They sailed out in a...
After a brief leave, Jack Gutman shipped out, and after a tour through United Kingdom ports picking up supplies and...
Sidney Philips remembers the trip overseas as sitting around the boat chewing fingernails. Life aboard a troopship is...

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