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Edwin McGhee landed in Marseilles, France was his infantry division [Annotator's Note: McGhee was an infantryman in...
The trip overseas was very interesting for Gabriel Kinney. They traveled aboard an old Norwegian freighter with no...
Alton Barnes arrived by ship in the Philippines and was sent by railcar into the jungles immediately. They had been...
Joseph Orlando was assigned to Hingham Naval Ammunition Depot, Hingham, Massachusetts to be a Drill Instructor but it...
Cleveland Peterson and the 59th Air Service Squadron left the United States for India with as much aircraft repair...
Lawrence John Lejeune graduated from Merchant Marine training in Saint Petersburg, Florida in May 1944 then was shipped...
After leaving China, John Alison returned to the United States where he was to take command of a wing of P-38s [...
Carey Eleser was a Navy Armed Guard radioman aboard the SS David B. Johnson. They left Charleston, South Carolina and...
Anton Jaber took his basic training at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. He went right into advanced training with his division [...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
Jackson Davis took the USS Neosho (AO-23) from San Pedro, California and arrived at Pearl Harbor on 7 September 1941....
[Annotator's Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS-306) during that vessel's...
Martin Brignac had no idea of what the Japanese were going to do along the coast. They had to try and do anything they...
Wayne McKinnon Gilmore went back overseas and joined the 3rd Marine Division while they were finishing up on Guam [...
Ralph Crump had passed all the tests, but all the gunnery training billets were full, and he was told that he would be...
Cleveland Peterson heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor after boarding a ship in San Francisco, California...
After basic training, Leo Praetorius completed a radio course and was slated to become a radio operator on a ship. At...
Robert Liles went to Mitchell Field on Long Island, New York. He was with a group of pilots who were going to were...
Richard Scheerer was sent to New York where he boarded a ship bound for England. They were escorted by the battleship...
It took three weeks for John H. Price, Jr. to make the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, all the while zig-zagging to...
During the trip overseas, Lewis Guidry and the other men aboard ship were only fed two meals per day. They traveled...
Gary Tate was born in December 1924 and graduated from high school at 16 years old before the Japanese bombed Pearl...
Howard Genrich had an accident while disassembling a .50 caliber machine gun. His finger was caught in the bolt and he...
When he was drafted, Weldon Fruge wasn't excited about leaving his home and family, but he traveled to Fort Knox,...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
Wayne McKinnon Gilmore was transported overseas on a ship making its first voyage. As they headed towards South America...
Dominic Martello learned that when going fast in the sand, the wheel of the half-track could be turned, but the force...
Samuel Spector was shipped to Burma and its jungles. He was among the first individuals to carry into action the...
Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...
Chafer Honea was in his senior year of high school and many people were being drafted. Students were allowed to...
Sumner Whitten would rent his car out for five dollars per night. Whitten took his graduation leave in New England then...
George Rudloff was sent to India via Australia. He arrived at Chandigarh which was a staging area in India. From there...
John Earles said his tenure with AdComPhibPac, the amphibious staff headquarters on Guam, was more or less security...
Olin Tisdale's newly launched ship was meant to take a Seabee unit to Iwo Jima to refurbish landing strips. However,...
Ben Skardon was born in July 1917 in St. Francisville, Louisiana, one of six children. His parents were from New...
Richard Swanson had two friends who had gone to the local military recruiting stations and liked what they heard about...

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