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Lloyd Duncan enlisted in the Navy. He had chosen the Navy because he wanted to fly. He was sent to Memphis, Tennessee...
Carrol Joy was erroneously given three sets of shots after swearing into the United States Army Air Forces. His first...
Glen Jostad had an abbreviated basic training before beginning radio training at Scott Field [Annotator's Note: near...
Marigold McNeely and her sister Jennifer had been invited by an American officer named Captain Richardson [Annotator's...
Antoinette Underwood signed up for the Army a day or two after Pearl Harbor. She had to go to West Point for an...
[Annotator's Note: Emil Schoonejans served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Burrfish (SS-312) and was rated a...
[Annotator's Note: Fred Bergeron served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner in a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the navy aboard the submarines USS Thresher (SS-200) and USS Lizardfish (SS-...
When Carey Eleser was in port in Southampton, England, they were able to go into town. He would go to movies and the...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
After being turned down by the Navy for being blind in one eye, Clifton Trahan was accepted into the US Merchant Marine...
Lucien Paul Laborde was named after his grandfathers. He was the third boy in his family. Laborde was born in Vinton,...
C. Charles Collie rejoined his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Blue (DD-744)] after it had become part of the screening...
Vernon Cummings' first battle station [Annotator's Note: aboard USS Indiana (BB-58)] was below deck in the powder room...
Leroy Fadem experienced long voyages between sightings of land while he served in the Pacific [Annotator's Note: Fadem...
Following the end of the war, Patrick Russell flew in other carrier squadrons [Annotator's Note: after Composite...
Richard Swanson was assigned to the USCGC Comanche (WPG-76) on escort duty for the convoys crossing the Atlantic to...
Lawrence John Lejeune graduated from Merchant Marine training in Saint Petersburg, Florida in May 1944 then was shipped...
The US Coast Guard started issuing seaman's IDs for all kinds of ships due to the shortage of eligible sailors. Ejnar...
Carey Eleser was a Navy Armed Guard radioman aboard the SS David B. Johnson. They left Charleston, South Carolina and...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Warren Nolan was quickly made an Officer of the Deck aboard the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) while only an ensign. He was...
[Annotator's Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS-306) during that vessel's...
John Nicholas's ship, the USS Gayety (AM-239), participated in submarine chasing in the Pacific. He set the depth...
Samuel Lombardo went to Fort Shanks prior to going to Pier 42 in New York for departure on the Queen Mary. Lombardo was...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Swanson was assigned to the USCGC Comanche (WPG-76) on escort duty for the troop transport...
Donald Lindquist was an officer in the US Merchant Marine during World War 2 and returned to military service during...
Aboard ship in Hawaii before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dossie East did not suspect the war was imminent. Pearl Harbor...
What they [Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves and his fellow crewmen aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200)] didn't...
Harold Zeringer arrived at Pearl Harbor after convoy duty from the west coast. He saw the Arizona [Annotator's Note:...
Edward Stone was born in September 1923 in Towanda, Pennsylvania. He grew up in that small town and had an excellent...
Constance Negrotto was born on 8 August 1924 to Ralph and Inez Hinkel. When she was five years old, the family moved to...
Edwin McGhee was born in Brownwood, Texas. His father was employed during the Depression and kept his family fed. The...
[Annotators Note: there is an interruption about 45 seconds into the interview after which the interview is started...
Robert Dickinson was born in Brooklyn, New York, in September 1924, the second of two children. At an early age his...
Walter Broll and the Grace Abbott left Bari, Italy and headed for the ocean. Broll and the deck crew secured the...

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