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    • Donald J. Perrault's journal

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; War diaries
    • Donald J. Perrault's journal of the time he spent in Vietnam. The date of the first entry is Oct. 8, 1968, and the last entry is Oct. 4,1969.
    • Oral history interview with Francis O. Cunningham recorded 2006 Mar 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; Marriage; Rationing -- United States;
    • Interview conducted by Darcey Cunningham. Interview contains stories by both Francis O. "Ham" Cunningham, and Mary "Polly" Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham was recruited in 1941, while in his senior year at UCONN, into the Marine Corps Officer...
    • Oral history interview with Francis J. Vail conducted on 2004 Sept. 4

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Airplanes -- American; Bombardier (Motion picture); United States. Air Force -- Aviation mechanics
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Francis "Jim" Vail enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in September of 1942. He was living in Stafford Springs, CT at the time, and applied to be a pilot. Although, he failed the eye test, he wanted to remain...
    • Oral history interview with  Stuart Franklin recorded on 2004 Dec. 28

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Vehicles, Military; United Service Organizations (U.S.); Queen Mary (Steamship)
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Stuart W. Franklin enlisted in the United States Army in 1942. He had first applied for officer candidate school; however, he was called into active duty in September of 1942 after failing the test. He was...
    • Oral history interview with Edwin M. Lavitt recorded on 2009 June 26

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; B-24 bomber; Distinguished Flying Cross (Medal);
    • Interview conducted by Gregg Cerosky. Edwin Lavitt joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943. He joined because of a sense of duty to his country. He went to Nashville, Tenn. for basic training, and then went to Montgomery, Ala. for pre-flight...
    • Oral history interview with James J. Satterwhite recorded 2009 Oct. 13

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Helicopters;United States Military Academy; United States. Army -- Officers;
    • Interview conducted by Gregg Cerosky. James J. Satterwhite graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1959 part of a class of 499. His first assignment was in Hawaii, first with the aviation company of the 25th Infantry Division, as an...
    • Oral history interview with Ronald M. Williams recorded 2009 Oct. 13

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; B-29 bomber;Johnson Controls, Inc.; United States. Air Force. Strategic Air Command.
    • Interview conducted by Gregg Cerosky. Ronald M. Williams enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after dropping out of high school on his 17th birthday. He went to Sampson Air Force Base for basic training, which consisted of mainly classroom learning. ...
    • 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 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 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 Rita M. Potter recorded 2009 Apr. 20

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women;
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Rita M. Potter enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in April of 1942. She was assigned to the paymaster’s department in Washington, D.C. after undergoing basic training in North Carolina. During...
    • Oral history interview with Charles M. Baffo recorded 2010 Feb. 12

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; B-24 bomber; B-17 bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; Air pilots, Military
    • Interview conducted by Kevin Moore. Charles M. Baffo enlisted in the United States Army Air Force in February of 1942. He was inducted in 1943 at Camp Upton (NY). He went through flight training in various bases across the United States, and was...
    • 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 William Burrows recorded on 2010 Jan. 9

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Destroyers (Warships); Kamikaze airplanes; Shipwrecks;
    • Interview conducted by Michael Van Buren. William T. Burrows enlisted in the U.S. Navy and went to basic training in Sampson, NY. He was sent to Newport, RI for gunnery school, and then Boston before being assigned to the crew of the U.S.S....
    • Oral history interview with Francis M. Long on 2006 Dec. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Coxswain; Tokyo Rose, 1916-2006
    • Interview conducted by Mike Devin. Francis Long enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943. He went to Newport, RI for basic training, and then was transferred to Norfolk, VA, while his crew waited for their ship to be finished. Long describes...
    • Oral history interview with Kevin M. Downey on 2007 Aug. 26

    • United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy -- Military Life; Nuclear submarines;
    • Interview conducted by Shane Matthews. Kevin M. Downey enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2000 after graduating from high school. He chose to enlist because his father had also been in the navy, and he knew it would be a good educational experience. ...
    • 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...

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