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Andrew Kiniry went for his physical on 8 August 1942. Shortly after his induction on 22 August at Fort Dix, he traveled...
Russell Clark enlisted at a young age [Annotator's Note: shortly after he turned 18 years of age]. He went to basic...
Martin Carmody did his flight training at Corpus Christi, Texas. When he graduated nine months later he was sent to San...
Charles Brooks entered the United States Navy. He was first shipped to Athens, Georgia for basic physical training...
Kenneth Theis completed midshipman training in two months and was commissioned an ensign in the Navy in November 1943....
Charles Littig was selected for PT school following his graduation in December 1942 as a Navy midshipman at...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Edward Field was accepted [Annotator's Note: into the United States Army Air Forces Aviation Cadet Program] and was...
John Howland had taken flight courses and was ready to join the Air Force but was restricted from becoming a pilot...
Alfred Taddeo is from Portland, Oregon. While there with a group of classmates at the University of Portland Oregon [...
Norman Sterrie finished flight training in the summer of 1940 [Annotator's Note: Sterrie had entered the Navy in...
Salvador Perino was sent to Memphis, Tennessee to fly Stearmans [Annotator's Note: Boeing-Stearman Model 75 Kaydet or...
Theodore Vallas joined the Navy in 1939 when students in college were being prepared to go to the anticipated war....
John Gehrett was sent to a Navy supply school in conjunction with Harvard Business School [Annotator's Note: at Harvard...
Jump school training was intense for Jacques Brewster Smith. He did a lot of running and swinging exercise. He was...
Paul Baughman served in World War 2. When Pearl Harbor happened [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor...
Theodore Finkbeiner processed through induction at Camp Beauregard [Annotator's Note: in Pineville, Louisiana] then...
Alois Kopp was in Pocatello, Idaho in the Civilian Conservation Camp when the Navy recruited him. He was sent to San...
Archie Maltbie was called up by the air force in January 1943. After going through the selection school in order to...
When Jack Sanders decided to enlist, he knew nothing about air operations let alone how hard it was to get into the air...
Arthur Joseph Arceneaux Junior could not initially enter Navy flight school because of the number of new potential...
James Russo applied for and was accepted into Officer Candidate School after his Army basic training. He was then sent...
William Jackson was first sent to Miami Beach [Annotator's Note: Miami Beach, Florida] following his induction. He...
Archibald "Archie" T. Higgins was born in New Orleans in January 1924. He is a lifelong resident of the New Orleans...
Harry Bell and the rest of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
John Raaen saw the focus at the US Military Academy change after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It became obvious...
oseph J. Drake was drafted and sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi with the newly formed 69th Infantry Division. As an...
Leonard Lomell served with Company D, 2nd Ranger Battalion, United States Army. That Rangers were volunteers and aimed...
Barbara Pathe was disappointed that she missed the Normandy Invasion. She was sent by train to Brooklyn, New York where...
Joseph R. Romano was sent to Great Lakes at Chicago, Illinois [Annotator's Note: Naval Station Great Lakes in Lake...
Dale Peterson volunteered for the Navy and was sent for training at the Farragut Naval Training Center in Idaho. He...
Remi Kidder was sent to San Diego, California for his basic training. He was used to hard work and discipline so that...
Theodore M. "Ted" Robinson enlisted in the Navy and was sent to a ship in the Hudson River to train on. He was supposed...
John Nicholas went into the service in September 1943. His half brother George was already in the Navy. Nicholas went...
Joseph Brannan was sent on a train to San Diego, California for boot camp after he enlisted in the United States Navy....

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