Life in the Field/aboard ship

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When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
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: Masaji Insohita served in the army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-India...
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...
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...
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]....
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...
Rackley was sent to Kearney, Nebraska for reassignment where he was given the keys to a brand new B-17 [Annotator’s...
Hawk says that the thing he wondered about the most prior to combat was what kind of officers he would have. He says...
They had also attacked the smaller fields in the area [Annotator's Note: the Japanese in the Philippines in December...
The Chandler [Annotator's Note: USS Chandle (DD-206)] had 4 stacks and had torpedo tubes and 4 inch guns. Baptiste...
They would get up at four in the morning on Pavavu. They were in King (K) Co. 3-1 [Annotator’s Note: K Company, 3rd...
Each crew had a tent to themselves. In the 483rd Group [Annotator’s Note: Bombardment group] there were about 20 tents....
Dan Baker thought he was going to be captured once during the Battle of the Bulge. He was sent to deliver a message,...
When McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work was done trying to improve the living conditions. They still operated...
They proceeded on and went to the Rhine River, in the town of Remagen. Troops ahead of them had secured the Remagen...
Harold Ward remembers that it was quiet after they secured from general quarters. Around three in the afternoon they...

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