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Jerome Harold Black traveled with Hollywood [Annotator's Note: Hollywood, California] people and got to know a bunch of...
Lauren Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something. She recalls the pin-...
Herbert W. Ridyard was let off a truck near Nennig [Annotator's Note: Nennig, Germany] and then advanced toward their...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
William Darling [Annotator's Note: with Company K, 3rd Battalion,1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] made fire...
During the 13 months that Richard McEwen was in combat, he described the Japanese activity where he was as a "backup...
When Oran Harris' ship pulled into port in New Guinea, he walked ashore just to say he had been there. But he saw no...
Thomas Francis Schicker heard that they changed course four different times [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS General...
Nolan Albarado was in the Army but was cooking for the Navy in Hawaii. He returned home to the United States in 1943...
Jerome Harold Black went to Allied Headquarters [Annotator's Note: Allied Force Headquarters, or AFHQ, in Caserta,...
Claud Neal Fristoe, Jr. and his crew mates used skip bombing [Annotator's Note: a low level bombing technique that...
Byron Othello Wilkins, who goes by B.O. Wilkins, was named after his father. He grew up in northeast Arkansas in Luxora...
The drill instructor Steve McMurray had for basic training was a small, compact, mean man from Mississippi who was "as...
Herbert W. Ridyard was called up for service on his birthday, 6 July [Annotator's Note: 6 July 1943]. He had previously...
Howard Genrich was assigned to guard the Combat Command Headquarters because they had suffered casualties in their...
Thomas Edward Pugh was sent to the Marine Recruit Depot for boot camp in San Diego, California. He was woken up early...
Thomas Joseph Lemme teamed up with a fellow named John Prentice Brown [Annotator's Note: Lemme was drafted into the...
Salvatore Famularo does not know why he picked the Marine Corps. He thought he was an athletic kid. He had street sense...
Chester Hollingsworth did not have much fun in basic training. The trainees were assigned ten to a tent. Besides...
Harry McCauley joined the Navy and was sent to San Diego, California for his basic training. It was tough but easier...
Timothy Mahoney wanted to join the Navy because a friend of his was in the Navy. His father told him to wait until he...
Robert Cahoon was drafted into the Army on his 21st birthday. When he reported to Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near...
In the meantime, Joseph Arbour saw a wanted ad for someone to work with a mimeograph, so he applied for the position....
Louis Conter enjoyed knowing both Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. He enjoyed Bob Hope the most as he was the serviceman's...
Frank Pomroy estimates that the Japanese battleship bombardment [Annotator's Note: on the Marine positions on...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
Edward Chinnis enlisted in the Navy on 11 November [Annotator's Note: 11 November 1942] in Raleigh, North Carolina then...
Margaret Kerry's parents got chickens. They lived in Windsor, a little town outside of Los Angeles [Annotator's Note:...
Richard Yavenue was with the 2nd Marine Division on Saipan [Annotator's Note: in the Northern Mariana Islands]. After...
Only one time did Frederick Amore come into a truly dangerous situation. He was not supposed to be in a "combat area,"...
The only time Capers Andrews Holmes, Jr.'s base was attacked was when a group of German fighters followed Holmes' bomb...
As Sidney "Sid" Birns and his unit [Annotator's Note: 3112th Signal Service Battalion] travelled east, they had hopes...
Donald W. Bertino arrived on Utah Beach [Annotator's Note: Utah Beach was one of the two American landing beaches in...
[Annotator's Note: George Colburn had his first combat kill in a cave on Iwo Jima, Japan in February 1945.] There was a...
When Francis Resta’s platoon [Annotator's Note: Resta served in the weapons platoon of Company B, 1st Battalion, 407th...
Lorraine Mesken said people were eager to participate in victory gardens and bond drives. They felt it was their duty....

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