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    • U.S. troops aboard ship as they depart for home

    • World War, 1939-1945;United States. Marine Corps -- Officers; World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation;
    • VMB - 613 Squardon members departed Kwajalein and Eniwetok aboard USS Salamaua (CVE-96) and USS Alnitah (AK-127) on October 25th and 27th. Arriving ar Sanfrancisco on November 15th and 21th, Stanford Inman was processed through San Francisco and he...
    • Oral history interview with Katherine V. Tierney Leahy recorded on 2005 Oct. 8

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945; Military nursing -- United States -- History; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Katherine Leahy enlisted in the U.S. Navy, as a nurse in 1934. She lived in Bridgeport, CT at the time. Before joining the Navy she was a registered nurse working in a public hospital. She graduated with...
    • Oral history interview with Willie J. Macon recorded 2004 Feb. 19

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; African American soldiers -- Philippines; United States. Army -- Military life; World War, 1939-1945 --...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Willie Macon was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 19. He went to Camp Upton in Long Island, NY for basic training. From there he was shipped to California, and then Manila. He worked for the...
    • Oral history interview with Steven J. Cavallari recorded on 2005 Apr. 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- New Guinea; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; Military -- Leaves and furloughs; War brides -- Australia; Charms
    • Interview conducted by Vincent Roche. Cavallari was born in Italy near Lake Garda and moved to the United States at age 17, arriving on Thanksgiving Day, 1935. He was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps in early 1942. On the day he travelled to...
    • Oral history interview with Albert A. D'Amico recorded 2006 Nov. 27

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Albert D’Amico was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943, but because he was too thin, they would not accept him, and sent him back home to New Britain, Ct. However, he found that the Navy would accept him, and...
    • Oral history interview with Edward J. Bartek recorded 2006 Apr. 5

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care; United States. Navy -- Electrician's mates ; Veterans -- United...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Edward J. Bartek enlisted in the U.S. Navy, in 1939, at the age of 18 after spending two years in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He joined the navy in order to see the world, but in fact spend the majority...
    • Oral history interview with Louis A. Bianco on 2005 Dec. 11

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Navy -- Postal Service; U.S.S. John W. Weeks (DD-701)
    • Interview conducted by Arianne Salcito. Louis A. Bianco was drafted on his 18th birthday, and travelled to New Haven, with some friends from Waterbury, to undergo tests and a physical. He was able to join the U.S. Navy, and in January of 1944,...
    • Oral history interview with Caleb Penniman recorded on 2009 Jan. 15.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; B-24 bomber; United States. Air Force -- Aerial gunners; Tokyo Rose, 1916-2006;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Caleb Penniman enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force just after graduating high school in 1943. Since he was found to be color blind, he was unable to be a pilot, but was accepted to be part of a B-24 crew. He went...
    • Oral history interview with John J. Higgins on 2007 Oct. 22.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- New Guinea; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps;...
    • Interview conducted by Michelle Delvecchio. John J. Higgins enlisted in the Army National Guard's in May of 1940. Before he enlisted he had been part of the Civilian Conservation Corps for fifteen months. Higgins felt this was an advantage to...
    • 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 John F. Croce recorded 2010 Jul. 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Iwo Jima; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mariana Islands; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Marshall...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. John F. Croce enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 while he was a sophomore in college. He went to basic training at Parris Island (S.C.), and then radio school at Camp Lejeune (N.C.). He was then sent to...
    • 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 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 Edwin P. DesRosiers recorded 2009 Aug. 9

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Saipan, Battle of, Northern Mariana Islands, 1944; Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945; Iwo Jima Survivors Association; United States. Marine Corps --...
    • Interview conducted by Tom Benemann. Edwin DesRosiers enlisted in the U.S. Marines in November of 1942. He went to Parris Island (S.C.) for boot camp, which he described as an incredibly valuable learning experience for life in general, not just...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Edwin P. DesRosiers

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Saipan, Battle of, Northern Mariana Islands, 1944; Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945; Iwo Jima Survivors Association; United States. Marine Corps --...
    • Typed synopsis of video interview with Edwin P. Desrosiers conducted by Tom Benemann.
    • 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 George W. England recorded 2006 Apr. 8

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; B-24 bomber;World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; United States. Navy. Patrol Bombing Squadron 111; United States. Navy --...
    • Interview conducted by Lisa Pereira. George W. England joined the U.S. Navy in June of 1943 and attended basic training in Sampson, NY. After basic training he continued on to Memphis, TN to train at the aviation center and naval airport. After...
    • Oral history interview with Robert B. August recorded 2005 Feb. 23

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Robert B. August originally enlisted in the Naval Air Corps while a student at Yankton College and washed out in flight training. To qualify for a commission, he completed his degree in three years. In August...
    • Oral history interview with Lawrence A. "Mike" Busha recorded 2004 Mar. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Busha enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on September 1, 1943. He chose the Marine Corps because of its reputation for "being the best", according to Busha. After basic training on Parris Island (SC), Busha...

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