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Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
Continuing his sequence of experiences, John Laster described a personal injury that was not the consequence of combat...
According to Thomas Payn, the Atlantic convoys were under attack from E-boats [Annotator's Note: German Schnellboot or...
John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
James Thomas Womack's ship [Annotator's Note: USS St. Louis (CL-49)] was on patrol duty until they were able to get...
Walter Broll became more cautious as a result of his experience at Bari, Italy with the German bomber attack on Allied...
Michael Mickey Ganitch served on the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) during the Aleutian Islands Campaign. It was cold and...
Depth charges were generally under the wings of the aircraft, according to Bennett Sparks. The pilot, given location...
The day after they arrived in Spain, Fred Manasse and his brother caught a train to Barcelona, Spain where they stayed...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Thomas Tizzard was assigned to the USS Helena (CL-50) and sent to Nouméa, New Caledonia. A person had told him the...
When John Curtis Spencer got back to the United States [Annotator's Note: in May 1942], he reported to sub chaser...
After Orville Bethard went aboard ship [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] they went to Australia where...
[Annotator's Note: Frank Purvis was assigned to the USS Snowden (DE-246), a brand new destroyer escprt.] After they...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200).] The Thresher left port...
Joseph Richard went to T-Unit [Annotator's Note : Task Unit; unit or formation that works on a single defined task or...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS George Gayle after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It...
Lorainne (nee Taix) McCaslin was born [Annotator's Note: in New Orleans, Louisiana] to French immigrant parents who...
[Annotator's Note: Curt Simmons served in the Navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
Remarkably, Bernard Marcantel claims, he went through three basic trainings: after Camp Fanning, in Texas, he was...
Joseph Yourkavitch took part in the Tennessee Maneuvers in late March 1944 [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company C...
Harold Zeringer and several of his friends decided to enlist in the United States Navy on 9 December 1941, just a few...
William Laubner went to Fort Dix, New Jersey after entering the Army. He received basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
Jack Beverstein first entered the Navy in the V5 Program [Annotator's Note: Naval Aviation Cadet program]. He learned...
Joseph Brannan was sent on a train to San Diego, California for boot camp after he enlisted in the United States Navy....
Henry A. Tacket was an amateur radio operator in his youth. His friends coaxed him into joining the Navy's V3 program...
Harry McCauley joined the Navy and was sent to San Diego, California for his basic training. It was tough but easier...
Donald Scholle went to boot camp in Newport, Rhode Island. It was enjoyable and not too tough an experience for him. He...
Joseph Daquarna enlisted in early 1945 and went to boot camp in San Diego. Afterward, he was assigned to a submarine...
Allen Lamm enlisted in the Navy and did his basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois. The training was not very...
James Deal was inducted into the Army and sent to Fort Lewis, Washington. A tank battalion was formed out of the new...
After receiving his draft notice [Annotator's Note: in April 1944], Thomas Houdek was sent to Camp Hood, Texas where he...
William Epperson reported to Camp Wolters [Annotator's Note: in Mineral Wells, Texas] and found that many of the men...
Norman Riggsby was drafted. He then went to an examination. Afterward, he went to a reception center in Michigan. From...

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