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    • 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 Rose Delmonico Murphy recorded 2006 May 11

    • Women and the military; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Army Nurse Corps; MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military nursing; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women
    • Rose Murphy began her career as a nurse at Yale University Hospital. After Pearl Harbor was bombed and WWII began, she was called into active duty as an army nurse in the Southern Pacific. She received her basic training in California, which...
    • Oral history interview with Nicholas J. Lavnikevich, recorded 2004 Jan. 30

    • Military hospitals; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Navy --...
    • Lavnikevich enlisted in the Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor. He was a Registered Nurse and was immediately assigned to a clinic at the Chelsea Naval Hospital with the rank of Chief Pharmacist Mate.. He was then assigned to the "Surge", YP417, a...
    • 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 Fernand Philippon conducted on 2007 Oct. 20.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Navy;
    • Interview conducted by Shannon Harvey. Fernand Philippon was drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1943. He went to basic training at the Sampson training base (NY), and from there served in the Pacific Theatre of operations during World War II. He was...
    • 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 Alfred J. Chapman recorded 2010 Jan. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy. Seabees;
    • Interview conducted by Robert Mastroni. Alfred J. Chapman enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. After a brief time in Sampson, NY, for basic training, he was transferred to Rhode Island for Seabee training. After training had been...
    • 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 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 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 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 William Bormolini recorded 2008 Nov. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; C-47 (Transport Plane); Flight crews;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. William Bormolini joined the U.S. Army Air Corps during Christmas break in his first semester of college. He was called into active duty in May of 1943, and went to basic training in Miami Beach, Fl. He then went...
    • Oral history interview with Edward R. Kuehn recorded 2009 Dec. 30

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; United States. Army -- Officers; United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 18th.; Patton, George S. (George...
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Edward R. Kuehn began his military career in the 122nd horse cavalry of the National Guard. When he began college at UCONN, he joined the ROTC. In 1941, after graduation from college, he was ordered to report for...
    • Oral history interview with Donald A. Graham recorded on 2009 Apr. 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy; United States. Navy -- Boats; Disabled American Veterans;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Donald A. Graham joined the U.S. Navy in 1944, and attended his basic training at Sampson Naval Base in New York State. He was shipped to North Africa near Algiers, and then volunteered for a specialized outfit,...
    • 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 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...
    • 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 William Joseph Newman recorded 2004 Apr. 4

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Korean Demilitarized Zone (Korea); Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Military...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. William J. Newman joined advanced ROTC at John Carroll University and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in August 1961 and then trained as a transportation officer at Ft Eustis, VA. In March 1962, he was assigned...
    • 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 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...

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