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    • 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 JoelPatrick Leger recorded on 2007 Nov. 5

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American.; Iraq War, 2003- -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Black Hawk (Military Transport Helicopter); Patriot missile; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. JoelPatrick Leger enlisted in the U.S. Army two weeks before his 18th birthday, in December of 1997. He went to basic training in August of 1998, after graduation from high school, at Fort Jackson (SC)" He...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph R. Horanzy recorded 2007 June 19

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; United States. Army Air Corps; Fighter plane combat; B-24 bomber; Military missions;
    • Interview conducted by Shawn Ingraham. Joseph Horanzy enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943. He was part of the infantry for nine months before becoming a member of the Army Air Corps, where he underwent training to become a ball turret gunner....
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Eugen Wohl recorded on 2009 Jan. 21

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Nautical astronomy;
    • Interview conducted by Leslie Koons. Eugene Wohl tried to enlist in the U.S. Navy for air craft training, but was not accepted. He instead was drafted into Army Air Force in 1943. After undergoing extensive training as a navigator, he joined a...
    • 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 Steven Stupak recorded 2003 Dec. 18

    • Prisoners of war; Veterans -- Connecticut; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons; World War, 1939-1945...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Steven Stupak enlisted in the Army Air Corps shortly after Pearl Harbor. His Basic Training was at Jefferson Barracks in MO. After Basic, he was assigned to Bakersfield, CA for aircraft maintenance OJT. He was...
    • Oral history interview with Edward W. Gilbert recorded on 2004 June 17

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- New Guinea; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American;...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst on June 17, 2004. Edward Gilbert, originally from Wethersfield (CT), was drafted into the U.S. Army in June of 1942. He was inducted into service in Fort Devens (MA), and then completed his basic training at...
    • 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 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 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 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 Floyd W. Smith recorded 2010 Mar. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Prisoners of war; Flight crews;
    • Interview conducted by John Schuller. Floyd W. Smith enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in early 1943, while in his first semester at college. He went to basic training in Miami Beach, Fla. where the barracks were in a large hotel. Smith was...
    • 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 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 Samuel Beamon recorded on 2009 Sept. 20

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps -- Aviation; Helicopters; Tet Offensive, 1968;
    • Interview conducted by John Ault. Samuel Beamon enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1965 just after he had finished technical school for mechanics. He wanted to work with aircraft, and found his best fit was with the Marines. He went to basic...
    • Oral history interview with Martin Gonzales recorded on 2009 Nov. 13

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- California -- Interviews; B-24 bomber; United States. Air Force;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Martin Gonzales was drafted into the U.S. Army while working in a shipyard in Los Angeles, Ca. He went to Miami Beach, Fla. for basic training, and then tested into Officer Candidate School. He did not want...
    • Oral history interview with William A. O'Neill recorded 2005 Aug. 18

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Korean War, 1950-1953; B-29 bomber; Kadena Air Force Base (Okinawa-shi, Japan); Sheppard Field (Tex.); Lowry Air Force Base (Colo.); United States. Air Force -- Aerial gunners;
    • William A. O'Neill enlisted in the Air Force in September of 1950. He wanted to fight in the Korean War as a pilot. He was unable to train as a pilot, and instead trained to be an aerial gunner. The majority of his basic training was completed at...

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