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    • Oral history interview with William J. Huebner recorded 2004 Feb. 22

    • Korean War, 1950-1953; War correspondents; United States. Army; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- New Guinea; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives,...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Huebner was drafted into the U.S. Army in March of 1943 at the age of 17. He originally signed up with the Army Air Corps, but his vision deteriorated after flight training. He then volunteered for the...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview with William Huebner

    • Korean War, 1950-1953; War correspondents; United States. Army; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- New Guinea; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives,...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview performed by Eileen Hurst detailing William Huebner's military training, combat and reserve experiences as well as his journalism experiences as a soldier and a civilian.
    • Oral history interview with Norman J. Taillon  recorded 2007 April 13

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns --...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Norman J. Tailon enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 1944. At the time he was living in Bristol, CT. He attended basic training in Sampson N.Y, and then later was transferred to Key West (FL) for sonar training. He...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Edward Gilbert

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations; World war, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- New Guinea; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military decorations; Coxswain; Malaria; washing Machine Charlie
    • Typed notes taken by Eileen Hurst during the taped interview of Edward. The synopsis details Edward's military training and combat experiences in the South Pacific during World War II. Of special note are the descriptions of the U.S. Army...
    • Smoke from fire signaling where to land

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Navy; Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Seaplane); Prisoners of war;
    • Smoke from fires signaled Martin PBM Mariners where to land during this secret mission to pick-up Japanese prisoners in the Philippines.
    • Joseph S. Kulmacz's flight log

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Navy; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy -- Military Life;
    • Flight log with all the recorded missions flown by Joseph S. Kulmacz between 1944-1945. On page 12 of this document Kulmacz notes, "Saw shelling of Corrigidore".
    • Joseph S. Kulmacz and Crew #1 in the Philippines

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Navy; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy -- Military Life;
    • Group photograph of Crew #1 taken in the Philippines while Joseph S. Kulmacz was stationed there. Rear (left to right) William McBee, Francis Mitchell, Thomas Ray, Anthony Longo and Joseph Kulmacz. Front (left to right) Chief John Martin, Ensign...
    • "Over-Here" Newsletter

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Navy; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy -- Military Life;
    • Joseph S. Kulmacz wrote a personal note to his sister on this copy of the "Over-Here" newslettterand signed it "Your brother, Joe". The newsletter is noted: Somewhere in the Phillipines, 16 March, 1945.
    • Formal group portrait taken in Newport, RI.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Navy; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy. Seabees; Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Seaplane);
    • A formal portrait taken during boot camp in Newport, Rhode Island, March, 1943. Left to right rear: George Juvell, Joseph Kulmacz; Middle: Jess Humple, unknown, Harold Hogland; Front: Samuel Hussock.
    • Oral history interview with Joseph S. Kulmacz recorded 2004 Nov. 22

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy; Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Seaplane);
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Kulmacz enlisted in the U.S. Navy in early 1943. Before enlisting in the Navy he worked at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, CT where he became familiar with working on aircraft. Due to his work experience...
    • "Diamond" coming aboard the U.S.S. Norton Sound

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, United States. Navy; Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Seaplane);
    • The inscription on the upper left of this photograph reads, "Diamond coming aboard the Norton Sound in early 1946". The U.S.S. Norton Sound was a seaplane carrier named after the Norton Sound in Alaska.
    • Oral history interview with Anthony Buemi recorded 2005 Dec. 2

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Purple Heart; Letter writing; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care;
    • Interview conducted by Lynette Yeomans. Anthony Buemi was drafted into the U.S. Army in September of 1944. He completed his basic training at Fort McClellan, AL, which lasted for 15 weeks, two weeks shorter than previously required. The shorter...
    • Oral history interview with William T. Gresh recorded 2005 May 6

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Navy -- Signalman; Seaplanes -- American...
    • Interview conducted by Vincent Roche. William Gresh was drafted just after his graduation from high school in 1943. He volunteered for the U.S. Navy, and was soon on his way to Sampson, NY for boot camp. After a short leave, Gresh again went to...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph J. Todaro recorded on 2008 Nov. 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Army. Infantry;
    • Interview conducted by Sal Decali. Joseph Todaro was drafted into the U.S. Army. He went to basic training at Camp Wheeler (Va.). Basic training was cut short due to the need for replacement troops in the Battle of the Bulge. Todaro was sent to...

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