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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 Frank J. Niedermayer recorded on 2006 Feb. 3

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France; Metz, Battle of, Metz, France, 1944; Armored vehicles, Military;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Niedermayer was drafted into the U.S. Army in April of 1943, while he was living in New Britain, Ct. He went to basic training at Camp Atterbury (IN), where he trained as an infantry soldier. However, after...
    • 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 Adelard F. Dusseault recorded 2007 May 1

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Air Force; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Military meteorology; Floods -- Connecticut;
    • Interview conducted by Nathan Ferrance. Adelard Dusseault enlisted in the United States Air Force in the spring of 1953. He went to basic training at Sampson Air Force Base in New York. From there he was transferred to Lackland Air Force Base...
    • Oral history interview with Vanessa A. Marshall recorded 2006 Sep. 13

    • Women and the military; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army -- Nurses -- Interviews; Yale University; Harvard University; United States. Army -- Military life; Military...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Vanessa A. Marshall enlisted in the United States Army in 1964. She entered the army as an officer, because she had already obtained a Bachelors degree in nursing and had five years of experience. She joined...
    • Oral history interview with William Burrows recorded on 2010 Jan. 9

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Destroyers (Warships); Kamikaze airplanes; Shipwrecks;
    • Interview conducted by Michael Van Buren. William T. Burrows enlisted in the U.S. Navy and went to basic training in Sampson, NY. He was sent to Newport, RI for gunnery school, and then Boston before being assigned to the crew of the U.S.S....
    • Oral history interview with Harold Whittaker recorded on 2009 May 14

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Iwo Jima; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mariana Islands; Combat;
    • Interview conducted by Heather Walsh. Howard Whittaker joined the U.S. Marines in 1942. In January of 1943 he left for basic training at Parris Island. He described the indoctrination as a Marine as difficult. He then went to advanced training...
    • Oral history interview with Charles Patrick McKone recorded 2004 Jan. 29

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • McKone was drafted in 1968. After testing he accepted the option to enlist in the Regular Army in order to qualify for OCS. Basic training was at Ft Jackson (SC). AIT was in engineering at Ft Leonard Wood (MO). He was subsequently commissioned as...
    • 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 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 Eric A. Eaton recorded 2005 Dec. 3

    • Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps; Infantry;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Eric Eaton enlisted in the Marine Corps the day after his 16th birthday in 1985. Because of his young age he had to sign up for the delayed entry program, which meant that he wouldn't go to boot camp until his...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph F. Wargo recorded on 2009 May 2

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943;Midway, Battle of,...
    • Interview conducted by Tom Benemann. Joseph F. Wargo enlisted in the U.S. Navy in May of 1940. He went to basic training in Newport, R.I. He enjoyed basic training, and then went on to Machine School to become a machinist. He was then assigned...
    • Oral history interview with Thur Hewitt on 2006 Oct. 23

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Navy; Merchant marine -- United States; Mitchum, Robert; U.S.S. Los Angeles (Baltimore...
    • Interview conducted by Joseph Fish. Thur Hewitt wanted to join the United States Navy at the age of 16. However, because of age restrictions, he had to alter the date of birth on his birth certificate in order to join. When he was found out, the...
    • Oral history interview with Bobby E. Mayfield recorded 2006 Nov. 25

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military education; United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps; McAuliffe, Christa, 1948-1986; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
    • Interview conducted by Ruth Evans. Mayfield registered for the selective service in 1969; however, he also wanted to attend college, so he joined the ROTC at Texas A&M. In 1973, Mayfield was commissioned as a signal officer in the U.S. Army, but...
    • 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 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 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...

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