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[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13 (VT-13),...
Archibald Higgins was in the Palau Islands with the mission of keeping those islands neutralized and flying missions to...
When he was told that he would be trained aboard ship as a gunner, Robert Fitz was "mystified." He arrived at the main...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
On the day after V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day, 15 August 1945], John Wicklund and a friend went to...
Charles Womack and every other Marine on the island were fully aware that they were headed for Japan after the fighting...
When Dale LeBlanc heard the news that the battle [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa] was over he was relieved. One...
Emil Schoonejans was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when the war ended. They had been sent back to the United States for...
Orrin Welty describes some of the differences between flying the B-17s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress...
Jack Skaggs could tell the end of the war was coming by April 1945 when the 7th Fleet wiped out the shipyard in Osaka....
John Laborde was assigned to General MacArthur's [Annotator's Note: US Army General Douglas MacArthur] advance echelon...
Everybody knew what they were building there. Hans Courant was at Alamogordo for the bomb test since he had built some...
[Annotator's Note: Thomas Ard Sylvest served in the USAAF with the 302nd Fighter Control Squadron, 7th Fighter Command...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Jack Dye what his reaction to the news of the atomic bombs being dropped on...
[Annotator's Note: Corrine Boggs, also known as Lindy, was the wife of Congressman Hale Boggs then later took his...
Claud Neal Fristoe, Jr. and his crew mates used skip bombing [Annotator's Note: a low level bombing technique that...
Adjustment to military life was only difficult at first for Ira Milan; for a couple of weeks he was lonesome, as were...
When the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944 to...
Donald Wilson and the USS Vincennes (CL-64) participated in the shore bombardment of Saipan and Tinian during the...
James Russo applied for and was accepted into Officer Candidate School after his Army basic training. He was then sent...
Major Cohn joined the Navy and originally thought of becoming a submariner. He mistakenly thought it would be romantic...
Lee Roy Dugas was sent to San Diego for his Navy basic training. It was his first trip out of Louisiana, having never...
Herbert Fontenot went to Camp Wallace, Texas for Navy boot camp. He had no problem with the weather but wearing boots...
Joseph Daquarna enlisted in early 1945 and went to boot camp in San Diego. Afterward, he was assigned to a submarine...
Victor Befera learned of and passed the V-12 [Annotator's Note: V-12 US Navy College Training Program, 1943 to 1946]...
Harold Bergbower has no memory of the trip from the POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp in Davao on Mindanao...
Robert Fulton had been brought to Japan to be interrogated by the Japanese Navy general staff in a camp called Ōfuna....
Carl Koone was in the Army Air Corps for another year after his return to the United States. He spent the winter [...
To fill personnel losses resulting from accidents and combat, Richard Baile's crew was broken up. He was made the...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
Clarence Carlson enjoyed Belgium. He was able to communicate better than he did in France. They had good-looking people...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Elmore Ruck had a brother who was a flyer in the war. Ruck was promoted to first lieutenant and his brother in the Air...
[Annotator’s Note: John H. Price, Jr. commanded a tank destroyer in Company B, 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion...
William Pierce tells the story of his duty on Guam while he was training for the invasion of the Japanese home islands...
[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...

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