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After finishing Army Air Forces basic training in Miami Beach, Florida, William Ebersole was sent to Nashville,...
John Bellecci completed engineering training at Clemson [Annotator’s Note: Clemson College in South Carolina]. He...
Carl Beck joined the Army at 17 in November 1942. He was born in 1925. He had been working with his father during the...
Francis Higgins says a female off camera had his uncle in a spell. [Annotator's Note: His uncle was Andrew Jackson...
John Morrow was born in April 1924 in Marksville, Louisiana. It is a small town and he knew almost everyone in town. He...
James Fitzmorris did not have much college education when he enlisted. He was studying business but wanted to be a...
Clyde Nordstrom cannot say that his life changed much after the declaration of war [Annotator's Note: on Japan, after...
Frank Purvis volunteered before Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7...
Everybody was scraping by during the Great Depression. Martin Brignac and his family made out with what they had. They...
George Allen was in New Orleans, Louisiana on a trip with his family when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He was...
David Oreck enlisted in the US Army Air Forces in 1942 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He wanted to fly in the Air...
William Albright enlisted in the Army Air Corps because he wanted to fly, even though he had never flown before. He had...
Marion Bahlinger was born in August 1925 in Baton Rouge [Annotator's Note: Baton Rouge, Louisiana]. He grew up with...
Itka Zygmuntowicz was born in April 1926 in Ciechanów, Poland. It was a small town. They lived in two different places...
Jack Rolfson born in September 1921 in Omaha, Nebraska. He grew up in the city, went to school, and would ride his bike...
Yukio Kawamoto was born in Berkeley, California in November 1919. He was drafted into the Army from the University of...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
Bryghte Davis Godbold joined the Marine Corps and attended the basic school for new officers in Philadelphia. The...
Russell Mayeur left New Orleans for St. Petersburg, Florida to train for the Merchant Marine. He had no problem with...
Henry A. Tacket was an amateur radio operator in his youth. His friends coaxed him into joining the Navy's V3 program...
Donald Long would have preferred to be in the Coast Guard since a station was near his home. He enlisted in the Navy...
Walter Halloran had never thought about joining the military until the attack on Pearl Harbor. He knew no one who had...
Frank Lombardo was inducted into the service and became a private in the Army [Annotator's Note: on 5 March 1942]. His...
Wallace Hurley was initially trained as a scout but reassigned to regular infantry. His training was at Camp Robinson...
Billy Grieves was born in Liberty Center, Ohio. At a young age his parents moved the family to Detroit, Michigan for...
Mildred Bonvillian Aupied was born in Bayou Black near Houma in Terrebonne Parish [Annotator’s Note: south of New...
Richard J. Field was born and raised in Upstate New York in the small town of Liberty. He lived on the outskirts of...
Reading, writing, and arithmetic were important to black people when Samson Alexander was growing up. They knew they...
Tsuyin Soong was born in January 1933 in Hunan Province, China. He has two brothers and two sisters. He remembers the...
Warren Nolan grew up in Algiers and New Orleans, Louisiana with two brothers. His older brother was in the Navy and was...
Norman Bussel worked building B-25 bombers [Annotator’s Note: North American B-25 Mitchell] at the Fisher Body plant [...
Vincent DeSalvo was a barber in New Orleans and was at the hospital to visit a customer of his who had been in accident...
Glen Kuskie was born in February 1924 on a dairy farm in Lincoln, Nebraska. When his family moved to town, his dad...
Growing up, Samson Alexander used to follow around his brother who was in Boy Scouts. The white people had what they...
David Hanning was born in May 1927 in Saranac Lake, New York. His mother, a nurse from Montreal [Annotator's Note:...
Raymond Eugene Overcash was born in Lanett, Alabama in 1923. He was drafted in 1943. He did his basic training in...

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