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Murphy Burke had been gone for two years when he got his first leave in April 1945. While overseas he had stayed in...
Harry Watson went to Newport, Rhode Island [Annotator's Note: for Navy boot camp training], and couldn't understand why...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
George Roberts and his crew were sent to Hampton Roads, Virginia where they boarded the USS Argentina [Annotator's Note...
After passing the pilot entry test at The Presidio [Annotator's Note: The Presidio Monterey], Enrique Cervantes was...
Lloyd Reese trained to be a bombardier on the AT-11 [Annotator’s Note: Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan] and then the B-24 [...
Leadership attitudes in Charles McGee's unit helped to form a bond between the men. McGee's first flight was in the PT-...
Bryce Jordan went on active duty in February 1943, and took a train from Chicago, Illinois to Sheppard Field, Texas [...
Clyde East experienced a slow training program after entry into the Canadian Air Force. He was in flying school during...
[Annotator's Note: David Oreck served in the US Army Air Forces as a navigator on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress very...
Vernon Alexander only received one fresh water shower during his deployment voyage to Europe. Salt water showers were...
George Haines had never been away from home before leaving for the Army in May 1943. Basic training was where he...
Paul Amrod joined the Army because his siblings had set the example, and his love of country obliged him to do his part...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Richard Keller had a good friend from Alabama who was a funny guy. He received different training than Keller had...
John Laborde traveled by train from Fort Benning, Georgia to Fort Ord in Monterey, California via New Orleans,...
John Singlaub completed his mission with the French resistance in France. His proposal for a mission to organize French...
Harry Bell was born in May 1925 and grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He graduated high school in May 1943 and by...
Emmett Kaylor was born in Highspire, Pennsylvania. He went to school from kindergarten to 12th grade was in the same...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with interviewer introducing himself.] John Henry Mock was born in September 1925...
Roland Chaisson was born in 1924 in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He went to high school there and played football until he...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
William Curtis departs for New York and heads for Manhattan Beach Training Station. Learned the alphabet in Morse Code...
Paul Pizzolongo was already in the Army and was returning from maneuvers in Pennsylvania when he heard about Pearl...
In early January [Annotator's Note: January 1944] Allen Tillery went to Linda Vista where he boarded the USS Manila Bay...
Sumner Whitten arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, west of Honolulu. The mess from the attack on Pearl Harbor was...
The two years of college at Carnegie Institute of Technology was helpful to Joseph Linett and the Navy. Radar was the...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
For Gerard Halpern the trip from the United States to Italy was unremarkable except that they ran out of food near the...
After the shooting [Annotator's Note: white officers shooting black soldiers after fight in Louisiana], Joseph Hairston...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
Abe Milkis was deployed initially to Reading, England after leaving his training in the United States. It was quite an...
Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...
Lester Hull was born in Hartford, Connecticut in April 1920. He remembers the Great Depression well. Hull's father was...
John M. Roberts and his unit [Annotator's Note: Battery C, 592nd Field Artillery Battalion, 106th Infantry Division]...
Josephine Pescatore got to the evacuation hospital with nothing but a small handbag. She had no supplies like a mess...

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