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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 [...
When Maurice Hackler went overseas, he was a member of a crew flying a single B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Clyde East experienced a slow training program after entry into the Canadian Air Force. He was in flying school during...
In 1944, Kenneth A. Lafleur and the 22nd Bombardment Group, 5th Air Force were sent to an airfield in Finschhafen, New...
James McDermott considered the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress the best airplane there was. He did not like the B-24 [...
[Annotator's Note: David Oreck served in the US Army Air Forces as a navigator on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress very...
Martin Jacobson underwent demolition training at Fort Pierce, Florida. He also learned sneak and peek, or surreptitious...
James Lovell had a girlfriend of seven years, whom he married just hours after graduating from Annapolis [Annotator's...
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...
Lester Hecht went to boot camp at Parris Island in South Carolina. He got in shape. It did not bother him. He was older...
Helen Gagel arrived in Australia and thought the people there were very friendly but she did not think too much about...
[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...
Russell Brien was 16 years old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor but he does not know exactly where he was. He...
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...
Vincent DeSalvo was drafted into the US Army Air Force. He was at Gulfport Field in Gulfport, Mississippi for a while...
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...
Soon after being drafted into the Army, Richard Jaccarino was sent to Camp Upton at the end of Long Island, New York...
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....
Norris Bucksell was born in August 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Valena C. Jones Elementary School. He...
Carl Landwehr was born in 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His family never had a lot of money, but they never really...
William Curtis departs for New York and heads for Manhattan Beach Training Station. Learned the alphabet in Morse Code...
Irma Darphin was born in Orange, Texas in August 1922. Her family moved to Crowley, Louisiana when she was one year old...
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...
Richard Audler shipped out of the United States and steamed for to the island of Ponam, located off Manus Island [...

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