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    • Oral history interview with James P. Hurst recorded on 2004 Feb. 16

    • B-24 bomber; United States. Air Force -- Airmen; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives;
    • Interview with James P. Hurst conducted by Eileen Hurst. Hurst enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 17 with the hope of becoming a pilot. He attended basic training in Biloxi, Miss. and then later attended college-level training at UMASS...
    • Oral history interview with Donald G. Martin recorded 2006 Feb. 23

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; United...
    • Interview conducted by Vincent Roche. Donald Martin was drafted into the U.S. Navy in the spring of 1944. He went to Bainbridge, MD for basic training, and then received an addition 12 weeks of specialized training as a navy hospital corpsman. ...
    • Oral history interview with Albert J. Holmes recorded 2009 Dec. 19

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Basic training (Military education);
    • Interview conducted by Tom Bienemann. Albert “Buzz” Holmes was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945 just after the Battle of the Bulge had ended. He went to Camp Gordon, Ga. for his basic training and then traveled overseas on a troop ship. ...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph F. Wargo recorded on 2009 May 2

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943;Midway, Battle of,...
    • Interview conducted by Tom Benemann. Joseph F. Wargo enlisted in the U.S. Navy in May of 1940. He went to basic training in Newport, R.I. He enjoyed basic training, and then went on to Machine School to become a machinist. He was then assigned...
    • Oral history interview with Jeanne M. Christie on 2008 July, 1.

    • American Red Cross; American Red Cross. Supplemental Recreation Activities Overseas; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Women;
    • Interview conducted by Timothy H. Jones. Jeanne M. Christie grew up in Wisconsin and joined the Red Cross to work in Vietnam. She describes herself as naïve at the time and unaware of the full extent of what was happening in the war. Her job...
    • Oral history interview with Raymond T. Sadoski recorded 2007 Jul. 22

    • World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; United States. Army; United States. Army. Special Forces; Special forces...
    • Interview conducted by Shane Matthews. Raymond Sadoski enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was 18 years old. Sadoski trained with the Horse Calvary at Fort Riley, Kansas at the time when it was still segregated. He served in Northern Africa under...
    • Oral history interview with Krystyna Stochowicz Farley recorded 2010 Mar. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Prisoners of war -- Poland; Poland. Polskie Siły Zbrojne
    • Interview conducted by Sally Kemmler. Krystyna Stochowicz Farley was a member of the Polish Army under British command from 1943 until 1947. She joined while she was living in Iran, where she was sent after being released from a Russian prison...
    • Oral history interview with George R. Kelley on 2006 Dec. 12

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; Communications, Military; Bomb squad; B-17 bomber;
    • Interview conducted by Ryan P. Kelley. George R. Kelley enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in July of 1942 upon graduating from high school. Although he originally wanted to join the U.S. Navy, he notes that it was a positive move for...
    • Oral history interview with John Tagg recorded 2010 Mar. 19

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Bronze Star Medal (U.S.); Purple Heart; United States. Army. Infantry;Yamashita, Tomobumi, 1885-1946; Leyte Gulf, Battle of, Philippines, 1944; World War,...
    • Interview conducted by Robert Mastroni. John Tagg joined the service for a one year enlistment period before the war began in 1941. Although, he completed his service time, he was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1943. He was sent to boot camp in...
    • Oral history interview with Lawrence Young, Sr. recorded  2010 May 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans;Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.);
    • Interview conducted by Owen Rogers. Lawrence Young Sr. was drafted into the U.S. Army in September of 1943. He went to basic training and engineer training at Indiantown Gap, Pa. Because of his experience in the Civilian Conservation Corps, he...
    • Oral history interview with John C. Juhl recorded on 2009 Apr. 11.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Ships
    • Interview conducted by Marcy Cain. John Juhl enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 because he felt a deep obligation to his country. He went to basic training at the training base in Newport, R.I. After completion he tested into a program where he...
    • Oral history interview with Wallace A. Kline recorded 2009 Feb. 2

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;Corsair (Fighter plane); United States. Marine Corps -- Aviation;
    • Interview conducted by Leslie Koons. Wallace A. Kline joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1944 while living in New Haven, Ct. He went to basic training at Parris Island (S.C.) which lasted for 3 months. He was then transferred to Quantico, Va. To...
    • Oral history interview with Jesse M. Harrison on 2005 Dec. 2

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; Airplanes -- American; Purple Heart; Distinguished Flying Cross (Medal); Silver Star;
    • Interview conducted by Laura May Lachance and Benjamin Setelle. Jesse M. Harrison volunteered for the U.S. Air Force in 1942. He passed the required tests and attended flight school at Randolph Field, in San Antonio, TX. He aspired to be a...
    • Oral history interview with Mario J. Portera recorded 2008 Sep. 22

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; United States. Army -- Military life;
    • Interview conducted by Joshua Randorf and Eileen Hirst. Mario Portera was drafted in 1942 into the U.S. Army during World War II. He was one of ten brothers, three of whom died in childhood. During World War II, all seven brothers were drafted into...
    • Oral history interview with Thur Hewitt on 2006 Oct. 23

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Navy; Merchant marine -- United States; Mitchum, Robert; U.S.S. Los Angeles (Baltimore...
    • Interview conducted by Joseph Fish. Thur Hewitt wanted to join the United States Navy at the age of 16. However, because of age restrictions, he had to alter the date of birth on his birth certificate in order to join. When he was found out, the...
    • Oral history interview with James R. Burns recorded on 2010 Jan. 26

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Tank trucks; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Transportation
    • Interview conducted by John Ault. James R. Burns was drafted into the U.S. Army in April of 1951. He went to Fort Hood, TX for basic training, and upon completion was sent to Mechanic School in Camp Breckinridge, KY. He arrived in Korea in April...
    • Oral history interview with George H. Slack recorded 2009 Sep. 8

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American;
    • Interview conducted by John Ault. George Slack enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in the fall of 1943. After basic training, he went to Wheeler Field (Miss.) for pre-flight training, and then Illinois for radio school. After completion of radio...
    • Oral history interview with Richard F. Hill recorded 2008 July 14

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Sea life; Destroyers (Warships); United Service Organizations (U.S.);
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Richard Hill enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, with his parent’s permission. Although World War II had ended, he was still anxious to join. He went to basic training at Camp Peary, Va., and from there...
    • Oral history interview with Nicholas P. Greci recorded 2008 Feb. 23

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Iwo Jima; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; United States. Coast Guard. Combat Veterans;...
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Nicholas P. Greci joined the U.S. Coast Guard after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He went to basic training in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY. He was then sent to St. Augustine, FL for beach patrol duty. Greci...
    • Oral history interview with Ethel Smith recorded on 2009 May 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- New Jersey -- Interviews; Women and the military; United States. Army -- Nurses -- Interviews; Military nurses;
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Ethel Smith joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in 1944 while she was working at Orange Memorial Hospital. Her parents were upset that she had joined, but she felt that she wanted to explore the world, and...

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