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Donald Scott was a radio operator on the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, G.I. Jane [Annotator’s Note: B-17 #43-37520]. The...
After enduring an artillery barrage in a coconut grove, William Garbo's unit [Annotator's Note: G Troop, 2nd Squadron,...
Drafted into the Army in 1943, Peter Paret was thrown in with unfamiliar types, and became a fairly solitary man. His...
[Annotator's Note: Audio is not good throughout this clip.] Marvin Raymond Graham had no expectations of what flight...
Basil Woolf returned from North Africa on his landing craft [Annotator's Note: LCH-269] and voyaged to England. En...
According to John Smith, ammunition supplies were not a problem, and the Allies had air and sea superiority by the time...
During the Invasion of Leyte [Annotator's Note: Battle of Leyte, 17 October to 26 December 1944], Robert Marich and his...
Kenneth Killilea was climbing up a mountain on Saipan when he and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd...
Richard "Dick" Willhour landed in Marseilles, France [Annotator's Note: with the 100th Infantry Division] and moved out...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Henry Lederer what his first combat encounter was like.] It was an amazing...
Joseph Pocoroba’s unit [Annotator's Note: Troop E, 117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mecz)] was sent to reinforce...
Joe G. Casillas had his baptism of fire right on the escarpment [Annotator's Note: after landing on Okinawa, Japan, 10...
Herbert W. Ridyard landed in France in September 1944. Part of the division [Annotator's Note: 94th Infantry Division]...
[Annotator's Note: There is a break in tape then the interview begins mid-sentence.] Warren Nolan went aboard the USS...
When Henry Schaller arrived at his base in Italy and saw the airplanes, he cried. He could not believe they actually...
Thomas Ballew served in headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] handling finance and...
Richard Lafleur went to Fort Riley [Annotator's Note: in Geary and Riley Counties, Kansas] for basic training after...
After Pearl Harbor, Herbert Gross was drafted. He had a brief basic training program. By August 1942, he had started...
It was expected that everyone would go into the service if they were of age and they accepted that. Ed Tunnicliff did...
Roy Stewart went by train to San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California after enlisting in the US Marine Corps...
Herbert W. Ridyard was called up for service on his birthday, 6 July [Annotator's Note: 6 July 1943]. He had previously...
Donald Dean Paynter attended basic training in Houston, Texas. He just remembers it being physical and he got a lot of...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. "Bob" Brasel asks the interviewer if he can read from a paper he is holding.] Brasel...
Eugene Henry Gierka went to Camp Upton [Annotator's Note: in Long Island, New York; now Brookhaven National Laboratory...
Garland Bath liked being called up for the service. He went to Fort Eustis, Virginia [Annotator's Note: now Joint Base...
Walter Rozett was sent to basic training in Atlantic City, New Jersey and lived in a hotel for three months. Whenever...
Irwin Medway was drafted on 18 January 1943 and was to report to basic training. After basic, he was sent to Camp Tyson...
After being drafted, Jack Dunlavy went to Anniston [Annotator's Note: Anniston Army Depot in Bynum, Alabama] to the...
Richard O'Hara took a train with eight others to San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California]. They did not know...
Jack Vandervort was sent to basic training again. [Annotator's Note: Lawton discusses the reasons in the clip titled "...
Joseph Dean Reilly [Annotator's Note: with Headquarters, 3rd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts abruptly.] In December 1944, Carl Beck was 19 years old and had just gotten...
Bastogne was very cold. There, Edward Shames' platoon mostly executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...
Daniel Crowley became a prisoner on 9 April 1942 when the American forces surrendered after losing the Battle of Bataan...
Marion Bahlinger was born in August 1925 in Baton Rouge [Annotator's Note: Baton Rouge, Louisiana]. He grew up with...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks William Larson to talk about what an average day was like for him.] His average...

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