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Odell Vaughn fought through North Africa and Italy with the 178th Field Artillery Battalion. He was promoted to the...
When Lincoln Piazzo deployed for overseas service, he was flown from San Francisco, California to New Guinea without...
Once word came that they were shipping out, Robert Leese flew with his crew as a passenger, stopping for fuel in Fiji,...
After a 30 day leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time], during which Alvin Callender...
Robert Riddle was assigned to the Merchant Marine ship SS Typhoon, transporting supplies and soldiers throughout the...
After leaving the Wahoo [Annotator's Note: USS Wahoo (SS-238)], James Allen was transferred to the USS Sperry (AS-12)....
Robert Swan left the island [Annotator's Note: Midway Island] around 8 or 10 June [Annotator's Note: June 1942]. Even...
After Orville Bethard went aboard ship [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] they went to Australia where...
Robert Villars was assigned to the SS Grant Wood which was built in Jacksonville, Florida. After the shakedown cruise,...
Joseph Richard went to T-Unit [Annotator's Note : Task Unit; unit or formation that works on a single defined task or...
From there [Annotator's Note: Smyrna Army Airfield, Tennessee], Paul Dietzel was sent to Lincoln Army Air Base for...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond Cauble flew Martin B-26 Marauder medium bombers out of Tampa, Florida.]. Before you could...
Nick Cristiano saw his first B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] in New Mexico and it...
David Oreck enlisted in the US Army Air Forces in 1942 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He wanted to fly in the Air...
Daniel Samuelson finished his 35 missions. He had flown over from Florida to Scotland and then went to England. After...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax rose through the ranks quickly [Annotator's Note: while assigned to Fort Shafter as an...
Virgil Faust's first mission overseas was to Flushing, Belgium, which was a milk run [Annotator's Note: slang term used...
Drafted into the Army in 1943, Peter Paret was thrown in with unfamiliar types, and became a fairly solitary man. His...
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...
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,...
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...
William Albright enlisted in the Army Air Corps because he wanted to fly, even though he had never flown before. He had...
Basic training was normal for Henry Little. His training for building bridges involved alligators and snakes swimming...
Clyde Nordstrom went to Fort Snelling [Annotator's Note: in Hennepin County, Minnesota] and said he wanted to enlist....
Charles Slay was sent to Oregon after being drafted into the Army and was assigned to the 104th Infantry Division. They...
When he left Hammond in mid 1943, Frank Patti went to Camp Beauregard in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he was issued...
Ben Steele knew things were getting tense when he was sent overseas. When he got to Hawaii, he received orders to go to...
While in Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii], Victor Yost helped clean the ship. When at sea, Yost...

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