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Richard "Dick" Willhour landed in Marseilles, France [Annotator's Note: with the 100th Infantry Division] and moved out...
A mission to Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin, Germany] is the one that stands out in Daniel Samuelson's mind the most...
Monroe Scherer was shipped out to California where he visited some relatives and friends. He then went by troop ship to...
Theodore Skare was drafted in May 1943. He had previously tried to enlist in the Army Air Corps but they turned him...
Stephen Ananian took a train to Atlantic City, New Jersey for boot camp. He had been in ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve...
Walter Sapp's father had been in World War 1 and knew what infantry was about. Sapp did not consult with his family...
Anthony Stefanelli was drafted into the Army. He was first sent to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, which was an engineering...
Remarkably, Bernard Marcantel claims, he went through three basic trainings: after Camp Fanning, in Texas, he was...
Isaac Edward was drafted into the Army in 1943. His uncle, Joseph Anthony, had gone before him. Boot camp in St. Louis...
John Symons had basic training at Jefferson Barracks [Annotator's Note: Jefferson Barracks Military Post, Lemay,...
George Joseph Sullivan was sworn in at the Customs House in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana] and...
William Burrus was drafted [Annotator's Note: in the spring of 1943] and went to Fort McClellan, Alabama for induction...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Burrell received his orders to basic training on 22 December 1942]. Joseph Burrell had his...
Franklin Denius had taken artillery training in the ROTC at the Citadel and wanted to be in the artillery. He got his...
Donald Dean Paynter attended basic training in Houston, Texas. He just remembers it being physical and he got a lot of...
After being drafted, Richard Yeagely went to Fort McClellan, Alabama [Annotator's Note: then Camp McClellan in Anniston...
Wallace Yip, Sr. did his basic training at Camp Claiborne in Alexandria [Annotator's Note: Camp Claiborne, Rapides...
Basic training was rough for Raymond Loidolt. He was 18. It was lot of climbing with full packs on. Once you go through...
William Albright enlisted in the Army Air Corps because he wanted to fly, even though he had never flown before. He had...
[Annotator's Note: James Albert Kitts took his pre-induction physical in August 1943 after being drafted.] He did not...
On 8 September 1942, Irving Baum entered the service and was sent to Camp Upton in Long Island, New York. Three days...
Thomas Eakes had basic training at Ellington Field [Annotator's Note: now Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base] in...
At Camp Campbell [Annotator's Note: now Fort Campbell in Oak Grove, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee], Frank...
Lionel Baxter trained on howitzers. They went through [Annotator's Note: training] in eight weeks because they were...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. "Bob" Brasel asks the interviewer if he can read from a paper he is holding.] Brasel...
Eugene Henry Gierka went to Camp Upton [Annotator's Note: in Long Island, New York; now Brookhaven National Laboratory...
Eugene Yackel had to register for the draft after he graduated from high school. He did not know what he wanted to do...
Basic training was normal for Henry Little. His training for building bridges involved alligators and snakes swimming...
Joe G. Casillas reported to Presidio of San Francisco [Annotator's Note: in California] from Fresno [Annotator's Note:...
The men Andrew A. Rooney was training with [Annotator's Note: in the 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 13th Field...
Garland Bath liked being called up for the service. He went to Fort Eustis, Virginia [Annotator's Note: now Joint Base...
Ray Dennis Irby turned 17 in 1941. He was in the backyard of his home in Meridian [Annotator's Note: Meridian,...
Donald Evans was in basic training and the Americans were kicking the Germans up and down in North Africa. Evans was in...
Clyde Nordstrom went to Fort Snelling [Annotator's Note: in Hennepin County, Minnesota] and said he wanted to enlist....
Ellis Whaley does not remember where he had basic training. He was sent to California for special training. It was a...
Being a farm boy and being used to hard work, as well as having a disciplinarian uncle who had been in the service,...

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