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He notes that the training the Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Renstrom...
The Evans [Annotator's Note: US Navy destroyer USS Evans (DD-552)] was a Fletcher Class destroyer of 2100 tons.Life on...
William Barnes served aboard USS PC-590 which was a patrol craft. During the early part of 1942 the navy was desperate...
When Michael Doi and the rest of the 100th Battalion were on the French Italian border they were allowed passes to go...
In September 1944, Jenkins and others loaded trains and shipped out to Boston, Massachusetts. Jenkins was a PFC [...
Leonard Spivey did very well in his training and was qualified to continue training as a navigator. Spivey went to...
Baptiste went to the Customs House [Annotator’s Note: in New Orleans] on 5 February 1938 where he was selected with 6...
Joseph Armanini was assigned to bombardier school. He wanted to be a bombardier because as a bombardier you saw action...
Standifer was at Ft. Benning for 16 weeks. From there Standifer went to Camp McCain with the 94th Infantry. There were...
John Gibbons met his future wife in Kansas before deploying overseas. Gibbons acted as the copilot for the flight...
Jimmy Doi and his family were informed in March that they were being sent to an internment camp. There was nothing they...
Freddie Ohr notes that another day LeMay [Annotators Note: USAAF then USAF General Curtis LeMay] landed and was looking...
The training also helped Lyle Bouck. It was new to all of them. The purpose of an I...
John Luckadoo was a copilot in the 100th Bombardment Group based at Thorpe Abbotts. Dye [Annotators Note: Glen Dye, the...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...
Mancel Kirk and his unit continued to move up toward Pisa, Italy. They were moving pretty good did not have much...
On 23 May of 1944, Baumgarten was transferred, along with Robert Palmer, to Company B to make up for the lose of men....
The guys who captured them were about in their 30s.The SS men put them into the field. Eventually the SS men circled...
William Lansford and the other Marine Raider recruits were taken to Jacques Farm where they began their training. The...
They got to the target [Annotator’s Note: Bridge on the River Kwai] at 9:00 in the morning and no other aircraft were...
Their strategy didn't work because they couldn't bend around Rocherath-Krinkelt [Annotator’s Note: During the Battle of...
The train was moving fast. The train brought them to California. They brought the companies up to full strength. His...
Michael Doi did not experience and maltreatment or racism even when he went to the South but his daughter did. After...
Dupuy remembers a mission to Joliet. They carried two thousand pound bombs on the P-40 [Annotator’s Note: American P-40...
Delewski took part in the Normandy operation. That was the first time the Laffey saw action. He was put in charge of...
Hawk says that the thing he wondered about the most prior to combat was what kind of officers he would have. He says...
Milosevich was informed that he had a daughter while he was still aboard ship to England. He thought about his child...
Baum recalls an event that took place at the Maginot Line. Harold Cohen had just taken over the battalion. He argued...
A few days after arriving in Naples, Italy, Mann was shipped up to Anzio on an LST [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship,...
When he wasn't driving McClellan would stand guard. That's how he got the frozen toes; frostbite.They had three gun...
Galloway was with 3 individuals--a driver, a radio operator and a sergeant-- when they were caught by the Germans....
They missed the Battle of the Coral Sea. They were told that the Lexington was sunk and the Yorktown was damaged....
Yukio Kawamoto was able to witness the battle. The division headquarters was protected but it was not far from the...
McKee slept in the Frenchman's hayloft over night and suffered from his wounded back [Annotator’s Note: after bailing...
Gatewood led his squadron on his fourth mission. At 1 point during the raid he was all by himself and had to pull up to...
There had been numerous plans for the 101st [Annotator's note: 101st Airborne Division] but none came about until the...

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