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    • Operational training at Banana River, Florida.

    • World War, 1939-1945; United States. Navy -- Aviation; Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Seaplane);
    • Taken during operational training at Banana River, Florida, the Martin PBM-5 Mariner is seen in the background. Left to right in the rear are Julius Tlustohowich, Ensign Barber, Ensign Wright, Ensign Gilbert and Erving Eisenberg. Left to right in...
    • Oral history interview with Mary J. Halak recorded 2007 Sep. 21

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Women and the military; United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. Mary J. Halak joined the U.S. Naval Reserve (the WAVES) at the age of 20. She went to training at A & M University in Oklahoma. She was assigned to work in an office in Washington, D.C. doing clerical work...
    • Oral history interview with John T.W. Lawrence recorded 2008 Feb. 8

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; United States. Army. Infantry; Browning automatic rifle; Sherman tank
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. John T.W. Lawrence enlisted in the U.S. Army in September of 1944 just after his eighteenth birthday. He went to basic training in Camp Blanding (Fla.), and was trained as a replacement infantryman. Lawrence...
    • Oral history interview with Enzo E. Orio recorded 2008 June 6

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Purple Heart; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. Enzo Edward Orio joined the U.S. Army in 1944. He went to basic training at Camp Polk, La. On Thanksgiving Day of 1944, Orio’s unit shipped over to England. From there they were transferred to Le Havre,...
    • Oral history interview with John C. Taylor
 recorded 2008 Jan. 11

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; B-17 bomber;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. John C. Taylor enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942 while he was a sophomore in college. He was activated in February of 1943, and sent to basic training in Atlantic City, NJ. He was then sent to...
    • Oral history interview with Josephine R. Bonesio Hinman recorded 2008 May 12

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Women and the military; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; United States. Army Nurse Corps;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. Josephine Bonesio Hinman joined the U.S. Army in 1945. She had her nurse training at New Britain General Hospital, and then went to Fort Devens for her army training. At Fort Devens the nurses were taught how...
    • Oral history interview with Stanley Kaufman recorded 2007 Dec. 4

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; B-29 bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Iwo Jima; Liberty ships
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. Stanley Kaufman enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 at the age of 19. He went to basic training in Fort Monmouth, NJ for six months, at which time he also went to school to learn radio equipment repair for the...
    • Oral history interview with Frank L. Maglaty recorded 2008 Apr. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; B-17 bomber; Military missions; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mediterranean Sea
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Frank Maglaty was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. He went to basic training in Miami, Fl. He was also tested by the army to determine what job he would be suited to, and was transferred to the Army Air...
    • Oral history interview with Nicholas L. Cipu recorded 2006 Nov. 24

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Purple Heart; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; United States. Army. Infantry Division, 88th;
    • Interview conducted by Christine Germain. Nicholas L. Cipu was drafted into the U.S. Army in July of 1942 just a few weeks after he married. He was sent to Camp Gruber in Oklahoma for basic training, where he became part of the 88th infantry...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Leo Liberman.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Bailey bridges; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Metz, Battle of, Metz, France, 1944;
    • Typed synopsis of video interview conducted by Sean Drake. The interview describes the service time of Leo Liberman, who served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.
    • Oral history interview with Leo L. Liberman recorded 2010 Apr. 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Bailey bridges; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Metz, Battle of, Metz, France, 1944;
    • Interview conducted by Sean Drake. Leo Liberman enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 while he was enrolled in college for engineering. He joined in order to be able to choose the branch of service he would be part of. He was sent to Ft. Leonard...
    • Oral history interview with William M. Blair, Jr  recorded 2007 May 24.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Queen Mary (Steamship); World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German; United States. Army. Infantry; United...
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. William M. Blair Jr. was drafted into the U.S. Army in March of 1943. He was living in Waterbury, Ct. at the time, and working as a messenger in a bank. He went to basic training in Fort Sheridan, Ill. near...
    • Oral history interview with Elaine M. Gemma recorded 2008 Oct. 22

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narrative, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Women; Military hospitals; Military nurses;
    • Interview conducted by Jane L. Natoli. Elaine Gemma was motivated to serve in the military after growing up hearing her uncle tell stories about his WWII Navy experiences. Her three brothers all served in the military and she joined the Air Force...
    • Oral history interview with Thomas Bengtson recorded in 2006.

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps; Basic training (Military education);
    • Interview conducted by Chad Embry. Thomas Bengston joined the United States Marine Corps in 1974 and attended basic training in San Diego, CA. Bengston describes basic training as similar to what is seen in films that depict Marine Corps...
    • Oral history interview with Sarando Giftos recorded on 2008 February 2

    • Tarawa (Aircraft Carrier: CV-40); United States. Navy -- Firemen; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
    • Interview conducted by Jane L. Natoli. Sarando Giftos enlisted in the naval reserves in March of 1945, and was called into active duty just a month later. He went to the Sampson Naval training station in New York for his basic training, and then...

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