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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...
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...
James Russo applied for and was accepted into Officer Candidate School after his Army basic training. He was then sent...
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...
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...
Dale Peterson volunteered for the Navy and was sent for training at the Farragut Naval Training Center in Idaho. He...
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....
Robert Curl entered the Navy never having been very far from home. It was to be a different experience for him. He had...
Mitchell Zimmer attended boot camp at Newport, Rhode Island. He went to special training in San Diego. He was assigned...
Major Cohn joined the Navy and originally thought of becoming a submariner. He mistakenly thought it would be romantic...
Troy Edwards entered boot camp in San Diego. It was a lonesome experience for him. He did find a friend to talk to...
Harry Lockhead was sent to Great Lakes for his Navy boot camp training. The discipline was no different than he had at...
Jack Madden took his basic training for the United States Navy in Newport, Rhode Island. He originally signed up to...
Fulton Taylor chose the United States Navy because service there appealed to him. His older brother was already in the...
Julian Trist Bringier McConnell was born in Memphis, [Annotator's Note: Memphis, Tennessee], where his father was...
William Leo Spaetgens enlisted in the United States Navy [Annotator's Note: on 22 October 1942]. His parents did not...
Ralph Hopkins wanted to join the Navy at 17 years of age, but his father refused. Hopkins could have gotten a job...
Rollins Rosenzweig had a rough boot camp experience in San Diego. He did not complain but rather took it as it came. It...
Harry McCauley joined the Navy and was sent to San Diego, California for his basic training. It was tough but easier...
Paul J. Frisco enlisted in the Navy because of his father's service during World War 1 and because of the Navy's...
Chester Biernacki went to Newport, Rhode Island for boot camp. He liked the discipline of boot camp. He handled lines...
Warren Schmitt was sent to San Diego after he was drafted. He had six weeks of training. Some of the young men could...
Ralph Marcarelli reacted badly to inoculations when he entered the Navy at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He missed boot...
Lee Roy Dugas was sent to San Diego for his Navy basic training. It was his first trip out of Louisiana, having never...
When Claude Taylor turned 18, he enlisted in the Navy. His father had been in the Army in France in World War 1. The...

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