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    • Operational training at Banana River, Florida.

    • World War, 1939-1945; United States. Navy -- Aviation; Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Seaplane);
    • Taken during operational training at Banana River, Florida, the Martin PBM-5 Mariner is seen in the background. Left to right in the rear are Julius Tlustohowich, Ensign Barber, Ensign Wright, Ensign Gilbert and Erving Eisenberg. Left to right in...
    • Marine Bomber Squadron flight crew in front of PBJ-1H Airplane

    • World War, 1939-1945; United States. Marine Corps -- Officers; United States. Marine Corps -- Aviation;
    • Back row standing left to right, Mike Brennan (Sergeant Navigator), Dan Hazelnus (Co-pilot), Wayne Youngren (Pilot), Donald Clay (Radio gunner). Front row kneeling left to right, Wayne Mathews (Ordnance), John “Chico” Duarte (Radio) and Stanford...
    • Steven Stupak and his flight squad

    • World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army Air Forces -- Officers
    • Autographed photograph of crew posing in front of airplane. Back row, left to right; Robert Vavra (Pilot), George Webb (Navigator), Lyle DeRouse (Bombardier), Robert Raymond (Co-Pilot). Front row, left to right; Steven Stupak (Flight Engineer),...
    • Oral history interview with Mary Doyle Keefe recorded on 29 Feb. 2008

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Women -- Employment -- United States -- History -- 20th century; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Signs and symbols -- United States; Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978; Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978....
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Mary Doyle Keefe posed for Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter” painting at the age of 20. She grew up in Arlington, VT, where she worked with her mother at the telephone company. The Rockwell family lived...
    • Oral history interview with Donald G. Martin recorded 2006 Feb. 23

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; United...
    • Interview conducted by Vincent Roche. Donald Martin was drafted into the U.S. Navy in the spring of 1944. He went to Bainbridge, MD for basic training, and then received an addition 12 weeks of specialized training as a navy hospital corpsman. ...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Joseph A. Hatala

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Bailey bridges
    • Typed synopsis of video interview with Joseph A. Hatala conducted by Eileen Hurst. The interview details Hatala's experiences in the army during World War II.
    • Oral history interview with Joseph Raymond Bedard recorded 2009 Dec. 30

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; United States....
    • Interview conducted by John Schuller. Joseph Raymond Bedard was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. After completing basic training and additional training, he was shipped to England on the S.S. Santa Paula, a converted luxury ship. His unit...
    • Oral history interview with Ralph Martire recorded 2010 Mar. 27

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; United States. Army. Infantry; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Dachau (Concentration camp);
    • Interview conducted by Robert Mastroni. Ralph Martire enlisted in the U.S. Army just after graduating high school in 1943. He went to Texas for basic training and advanced infantry training. He joined the 90th Infantry Division, and shipped out...
    • 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 John Maltese recorded 2008 Sept. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; United States. Army -- Maneuvers;...
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. John Maltese was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. After basic training at Camp Edwards, in Massachusetts he was assigned to the 462nd Amphibian Truck Company and trained at Ft. Moultrie in South Carolina. Maltese...
    • Oral history interview with Mario J. Portera recorded 2008 Sep. 22

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; United States. Army -- Military life;
    • Interview conducted by Joshua Randorf and Eileen Hirst. Mario Portera was drafted in 1942 into the U.S. Army during World War II. He was one of ten brothers, three of whom died in childhood. During World War II, all seven brothers were drafted into...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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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