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June Catherine Elliott Haggerty was 23 years old when she went into the Navy. Her brothers were in the service already...
[Annotator's Note: Helen Kushnir was in grade school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941...
Marietta Baham worked in the mail and communications department [Annotator's Note: at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans,...
Lauren Swinney always had at least three occupations at the same time. She wanted to learn everything and do everything...
Timothy Mahoney was in the 449th Bombardment Group. During the invasion of Southern France [Annotator’s Note: Operation...
Al Currier had many boring days [Annotator's Note: on Attu Island, Alaska as a member of Company B, 1st Battalion,...
Lorcey J. Sonnier mostly bombed oil depots, factories, plane factories, ball bearing factories and bridges. This helped...
Edward Gerrits was in Pratt, Kansas [Annotator's Note: Pratt Army Airfield, now Pratt Regional Airport, in Pratt,...
When he was at the Coronado, California base, John Earles said he experienced a lot of good USO [Annotator's Note:...
During his free time, Robert "Bob" Rickel slept, went to aircraft classes, or visited relatives in London [Annotator's...
Robert Mayes and his unit [Annotator's Note: 12th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, 9th US Army] had been in...
John Kerner was in Nancy, France and there was a lot of fighting going on. Not far from the front line, there was a USO...
Manila was "decimated" except for the Mac Arthur Hotel, where the officer's would go, and Ray Gene Gresham said he only...
David Klinepeter worked Monday through Friday and had the weekends and evenings off. He rarely had to pull watch duty....
Charles T. Edwards was returning to his station from Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii] when he had...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
William Rupp was trained to maintain, repair, and operate IBM machines by the Navy. He also attended night school...
Edward O. Wood, Senior was assigned to the Submarine Base at Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii] as a...
After choosing the US Navy, Stanley John Niec attended boot camp at Naval Station Great Lakes [Annotator's Note: in...
[Annotator's Note: This clip begins with George Griffenhagen and the interviewer returning from a break and talking...
James Weller landed in North Africa on 9 November 1942 while the Vichy French were still in combat with the Americans...
Learning of the Japanese surrender was a relief for Don Daniels. He was on a ship off Honolulu [Annotator's Note:...
The Army moved Staff Sergeant Leno E. Stone and the section [Annotator’s Note: of the 44th Infantry Division] he...
Reginald Duncan was stationed in Hof [Annotator's Note: Hoff, Germany] near Saale River at the end of the war in Europe...
Wilbur Thomas enrolled in the school's ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] program while he...
Billy P. Bassett was assigned to the 11th Armored Division soon after receiving his wings [Annotator's Note: in the...
Because of his education, Richard Graff worked in the company [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion,...
Robert W. "Doby" Gibson left Camp Myles Standish in Boston [Annotator's Note: Boston, Massachusetts] on the troop ship...
Glynn G. Raby, Jr. left Boston [Annotator's Note: Boston, Massachusetts] on 13 May 1944 and docked in Glasgow, Scotland...
Robert Marovelli responded to the propaganda about the Japanese, and couldn't help having bad feelings about them....
[Annotator's Note: Floyd Horne was trained as bombardier-navigator on the Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber. His crew...
After completing glider infantry and paratrooper training, Sydney Levit was selected to go to Citadel [Annotator's Note...
Harvey Mittleman [Annotator's Note: with the 58th Naval Construction Battalion, also known as Seabees] was shipped from...
William H. Biagioni was born in Danbury, Connecticut but grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut. During World War 2, he...
At the time Rosemary Elfer's two brothers and a sister were serving in the military. Her brother Edward fought on Wake...
The operation on Peleliu [Annotator's Note: Peleliu Island, Palau] was supposed to be in conjunction with the offensive...

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