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At the time of Edwin Joseph Borne, Jr. 's enlistment [Annotator's Note: in the United States Marine Corps in December...
Oscar Culp was born in May 1925 in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a young African-American, he saw some of the biases...
Henry L Baul was born in December 1922 in Fitzgerald, Georgia. His family moved to Florida when Baul was young. His...
Jacklyn Lucas's uncle had been a Marine. He finished his eighth grade of school in June 1942. He overwhelmed his mother...
Louis R. Lepore joined the Marine Corps in September 1942 and retired in May 1971 after 29 years of service. Lepore...
Leon Williamson grew up in Tecumseh, Michigan. He attended school in the town, then went to Michigan State College [...
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...
From the time Robert Doolan was ten or 12 years old, he wanted to fly. He was in high school and you had to have some...
Hewitt Brian Gomez was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in January 1925. He recalled that he was playing football at a...
Alfred Taddeo is from Portland, Oregon. While there with a group of classmates at the University of Portland Oregon [...
Theodore Vallas joined the Navy in 1939 when students in college were being prepared to go to the anticipated war....
Philip Schultz and friends became interested in photography. They eventually were fortunate enough to use that interest...
[Annotator's Note: Newton Dana was born in 1924 in Trenton, New Jersey.] Newton Dana grew up with a large extended...
Basic training was easy for Arthur Frongello because he did not smoke. He grew up running alot and playing games that...
Henry A. Tacket was an amateur radio operator in his youth. His friends coaxed him into joining the Navy's V3 program...
Otis Kight had his basic training for the Navy at Norfolk [Annotator's Note: Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia...
Julian Trist Bringier McConnell was born in Memphis, [Annotator's Note: Memphis, Tennessee], where his father was...
Donald Long would have preferred to be in the Coast Guard since a station was near his home. He enlisted in the Navy...
Terrell Lavern Pigott had his basic training at Camp Blanding, Florida [Annotator's Note: in Clay County, Florida]....
James B. Jones's father died not long after the move. Jones was working for a lawyer and his family in town. The family...
Leonard Jindra was listening to a radio broadcast by Walter Winchell [Annotator's Note: Walter Winchell, American...
R.M. Wilkes was born in July 1923 in Georgia. His father was a pharmacist in the small town of Cobbville [Annotator's...
Roy Joseph Moss took a long train ride to Little Rock, Arkansas [Annotator's Note: Camp Robinson] where he received his...
Alfred A. Johnson, Jr. is a retired colonel of the United States Army. He was born in Jackson Barracks, New Orleans,...
At Fort Snelling [Annotator's Note: near Bloomington, Minnesota], Donald Draxler and his father enlisted in the Army....
Sol Lazinger was born in Harlem, New York City [Annotator's Note: New York, New York]. His family moved to New Jersey...
Robert C. Andry was born in March 1925 in Chastang, Alabama. He attended Catholic school through high school. Once he...
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...
When Ernest Cowell was in high school, his friends started being drafted. One boy was a tanker [Annotator's Note: part...
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...
Ralph Morse was born in Manhattan in New York City [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] in October 1917. His father...
Jean McCreery flew under her maiden name, Terrell. She was born in Troy, Ohio in 1924 and worked at WACO [Annotator's...

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