Life in the Field/aboard ship

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Carrol Joy and two of his buddies took most of their equipment with them and loaded up their carbines to head to...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
Wallace Jeffery arrived in Scotland and was transported by train to his new camp in England. He stayed there for four...
Following the Battle of the Bulge, Carrol Joy and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
For Gerard Halpern the trip from the United States to Italy was unremarkable except that they ran out of food near the...
[Annotators Note: This segment is the beginning of a second interview recorded with Mrs. Grant in the studio at The...
[Annotators Note: Masaji Insohita served in the army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-India...
Charles Moore had his next major mission when he participated in the invasion of Southern France. [Annotator’s Note:...
Barbara Pathe tried to be a good citizen to the British. In Bury St. Edmunds the English locals had decided that the...
David Yoho was on a fleet oiler in World War 2. The ship took on fuel sometimes from a fuel barge in order to refuel...
William Leibold never stopped believing that he would make it home to his wife. The reunion with his wife on his parent...
George Morgan mentioned Kauffman as being the only superintendant of the Naval Academy who followed his father in that...
Pomroy begins the interview by talking about the living conditions on Guadalcanal. Living conditions were as basic as...
Blanchard was born in Yonkers, New York. He moved around quite a bit as an employee of General Motors.He came from a...
Charles Bishop was born in New Haven, Connecticut in November of 1920. The depression years were sketchy. His mother...
Kaylor was born in Highspire, Pennsylvania. He went to Highspire High School. K-12 was in the same building. A friend's...
Childers was born in Sherman, California. When he was young, his parents move the family to the Oklahoma.When he was...
Leisey was born in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania May 10th, 1923. He moved to Honey Brook, Pennsylvania where he ended up...
Iwo Jima as the worst place Dave Severance fought. They could not see the enemy. The terrain was rough and open. Living...
Deen remembers the fear that was prevalent among the replacements, yet they responded when it was time to fight. He...
Charles Scheffel notes that had anyone else been there they would have done the same thing. There are people fighting...
When they dug their facilities they would dig a trench and set up an area where they could sit to relieve themselves....
Connick's boat [Annotator's Note: an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel)] held roughly thirty-six men. Each boat...
Hurd's engineering unit built a number of Bailey Bridges in Europe. Before the invasion they spent time getting all of...
Leadership attitudes in McGee's unit helped to form a bond between the men. McGee's first flight was in the PT-17 [...
When Snapp arrived at the hotel [Annotator’s Note: in Sweetwater, Texas for WASP training] there was roughly thirty to...
Life aboard ship was just something Charles Bishop and his fellow sailors adjusted to. They worked four hours on and...
John Vessey and his unit headed to Fort Dix to prepare to go overseas. They were supposed to go on a French ship but it...
In September 1944, Jenkins and others loaded trains and shipped out to Boston, Massachusetts. Jenkins was a PFC [...
That was as close as Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator’s Note: during a Japanese attack in the Philippines]....
The club [Annotator's Note: the Red Cross in Northern Ireland] closed and Holly Reynolds was sent to Wales to...
When they landed on New Caledonia they were told they were going to march off their sea legs with a thirty mile hike....
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a radioman and rifleman in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] The...

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