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Clarence Derrington entered the service and went from Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near Hattiesburg, Mississippi]...
Harold Berkman had 16 weeks of basic training as a member of Company B, 36th Infantry Training Battalion [Annotator's...
William B. Hughes knew he wanted to be a soldier when he first saw his brother in uniform. He eventually joined the...
Wallace Hurley was initially trained as a scout but reassigned to regular infantry. His training was at Camp Robinson...
William McCool never thought he would be in the war although his uncles served in the military. He had been trained for...
Richard "Dick" Schneider was trained at various locations in the United States but spent most of his time at Gulfport...
Jean McCreery flew under her maiden name, Terrell. She was born in Troy, Ohio in 1924 and worked at WACO [Annotator's...
Walter Ram went through basic training for the Army. He was discharged after a year in the Army. When the Japanese...
Timothy Mahoney wanted to join the Navy because a friend of his was in the Navy. His father told him to wait until he...
Glen Jostad had an abbreviated basic training before beginning radio training at Scott Field [Annotator's Note: near...
Robert Swift was drafted. He received his draft notice before he turned 18. He was a medic in the 71st Division [...
Henry Ratcliff joined the Army Air Forces and went many places including California where it rained a lot. Eating in...
Starting about 1940, Brown Shipyard [Annotator's Note: Brown Shipbuilding Company in Houston, Texas] began as a result...
Murray Stein was told that when they replacde the 2nd Division [Annotator's Note: 2nd Infantry Division], they were...
In February [Annotator's Note: 5 February 1945], Daniel Farley and the rest of the 5th Ranger Battalion got word to...
When Nicole Sabbag Spangenberg returned to Paris [Annotator's Note: Paris, France] the city had vastly changed. Because...
Joseph Yourkavitch was captured on 16 December [Annotator's Note: 16 December 1944]. It had started out as a normal day...
As a radioman with the forward observer, James Flannigan usually traveled on a jeep to the battalion CP [Annotator's...
Thomas J. Smith, Junior was out scouting [Annotator's Note: as part of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment,...
Philip Mayer was a sergeant [Annotator's Note: in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division]...
Baptiste Puissegur was a staff car driver during the war. He liked the officers he served with. He enjoyed the duty...
A day after William Garbo and his machine gun squad successfully ambushed a group of Japanese soldiers in a mountain...
John Bradley was born in Manila [Annotator's Note: Manila, Philippines] in May 1936. Bradley's father enlisted in the...
Lloyd Burns had to bail out of his plane. When he jumped out, he blacked out right after he pulled his ripcord. His...
Eva Nathanson remembers Budapest [Annotator's Note: Budapest, Hungary] being bombed because the houses would shake. Her...
Robert Fulton and eight survivors of the USS Houston (CA-30) swam to Java after they abandoned ship and were captured...
While waiting for an assignment, Theodore Robert Tanner and the other pilots of his group were called to meetings twice...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...
William Laubner was assigned to fly overhead cover on a mission near Berlin, Germany. The other portion of the fighter...
George A. Damiano recalls when the Marines accidently fired on his unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Samuel Ukrop was flown to an Army hospital on Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands]. He was the only Marine in...
After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
[Annotator's Note: Ivan Van der Pool points on a map to various locations he saw in North Africa.] Ivan Van der Pool...
[Annotator's Note: James Goodrich served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gun section leader in the 27th Marine...
Harry Boughman said he wasn't scared. He had to concentrate on the job at hand. On the two occasions he was wounded, it...
Vernon Brantley got a call that a German tank had been bypassed. He took a crew of four and some anti-tank mines and...

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