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Donald Dean Paynter attended basic training in Houston, Texas. He just remembers it being physical and he got a lot of...
After enlisting, Bernice Williams was called to Camp LeJeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in...
Wallace Yip, Sr. did his basic training at Camp Claiborne in Alexandria [Annotator's Note: Camp Claiborne, Rapides...
At Camp Campbell [Annotator's Note: now Fort Campbell in Oak Grove, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee], Frank...
Eugene Yackel had to register for the draft after he graduated from high school. He did not know what he wanted to do...
Basic training was normal for Henry Little. His training for building bridges involved alligators and snakes swimming...
Being a farm boy and being used to hard work, as well as having a disciplinarian uncle who had been in the service,...
Louis Liberato was sent to New Cumberland, Pennsylvania after being drafted. He was then sent from there to Fort Bragg...
Charles Slay was sent to Oregon after being drafted into the Army and was assigned to the 104th Infantry Division. They...
Irwin Medway was drafted on 18 January 1943 and was to report to basic training. After basic, he was sent to Camp Tyson...
Walter Atwood worked for Boeing [Annotator's Note: The Boeing Company] for a couple of years and got deferments [...
Allen Ray Sibley was drafted into the Army [Annotator's Note: on 24 February 1944]. They put him on a Greyhound bus to...
When he left Hammond in mid 1943, Frank Patti went to Camp Beauregard in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he was issued...
Erwin Johnson was captured by the Japanese on the Bataan Peninsula, Philippines. The prisoners were forced to start a...
Marion Bahlinger was born in August 1925 in Baton Rouge [Annotator's Note: Baton Rouge, Louisiana]. He grew up with...
John Moran's first day of action in Obergailbach, France was the day after a large battle had been fought. Bill Hundley...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Johannes Aalders if he watched the Battle of Arnhem, part of Operation Market...
In December 1944, Marvin Sussman [Annotator's Note: with Troop A, 4th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron] was on the right...
Otis Kight participated in the Battle of Coral Sea [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Coral Sea, 4 to 8 May 1942]. Few...
In August 1942, Bill Norberg knew that the Marines had landed on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal, Solomon...
On D plus 2 [Annotator's Note: two days after landing day], they [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 25th...
Albert G. Sutcliffe and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division...
Albert G. Sutcliffe and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division...
Angus Lorenzen, his sister, and mother were still living in the now liberated Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila,...
Donald G. "Mac" McWilliams and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters and Service Company, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Albert G. Sutcliffe and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division...
Bill Norberg [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6)] was out of action for some time. In late October 1942...
Leon Bass went from England to France. They [Annotator's Note: the 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion (Colored)] got...
Jack Carver felt that he [Annotator's Note: German dictator Adolf Hitler] had caught the Army flatfooted. The American...
Being liberated by the Americans in World War 2 makes Emile Engles work to make the young men's sacrifices kept alive...
Morris Eugene Day's first day on the line was 13 December 1944. The Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of...
Steve Sivak [Annotator's Note: a supply clerk in the 72nd Publicity Service Battalion, 3rd Army] made his way from...
Every morning, Carl Light and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 61st Armored Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored...
When Charles Slay joined the military he was assigned to Cannon Company [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 415th...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John T. "Jack" Race to discuss when he flew British Major General Sir Francis...
Carl Peterson went into the Battle of the Bulge near Aachen [Annotator's Note: Aachen, Germany]. He was only there...

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