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    • American military cemetery on Guadalcanal

    • World War, 1939-1945; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943; Cemeteries -- Guadalcanal
    • The grave in the forefront (24-10) of the photograph belongs to D.A. Joy, the son of Nicholas Lavnikevich's nursing school instructor. D.A. Joy was a member of the Marine 1st Division.
    • 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 Barry Fulford recorded on 2009 Mar. 11

    • London (England) -- History -- Bombardment, 1940-1941; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- England; Rationing -- Great Britain; Air raid shelters
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Barry Fulford was eight years old when England declared war on Germany. He lived in London, England at the time, and his neighborhood was one of many that was continuously attacked during the London Blitz. 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 Charles F. Kilgore recorded on 2004 Feb. 13

    • Korean War, 1950-1953; Ordnance; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; Armed Forces -- Officers;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Kilgore enlisted with the National Guard in 1937. When Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941, he became activated with the U.S. Army. When he began basic training in the army, he was promoted to sergeant and then...
    • Oral history interview with Charles P. Gallagher recorded 2008 July 11.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment and supplies; United States. Army. Infantry; Purple Heart; Military...
    • Interview conducted by Joshua Randorf. Charles P. Gallagher grew up in New Haven, Ct. He enlisted in the U.S. Army just after graduation from high school. He had taken military examinations in high school that led him to be placed in the Army...
    • 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 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 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 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 Gulaid Ismail recorded 2007 Jun. 15

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps Reserve; Vehicle bombs; Letter writing;United States. Marine Corps -- Demobilization;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. Guliad Ismail enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves after September 11th, because he believed in the cause. He was activated in 2006, and sent to training at Twenty-nine Palms, in San Diego, for three...
    • Oral history interview with John J. Donovan recorded 2006 Nov. 24

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Coast Guard; General W.P. Richardson (Ship);
    • Interview conducted by Brett Bloom. John J. Donovan lived in the Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford, CT when he decided to join the military. He joined the Coast Guard and went to Sheepshead Bay, NY for basic training. After graduating from...
    • 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 Krystyna Stochowicz Farley recorded 2010 Mar. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Prisoners of war -- Poland; Poland. Polskie Siły Zbrojne
    • Interview conducted by Sally Kemmler. Krystyna Stochowicz Farley was a member of the Polish Army under British command from 1943 until 1947. She joined while she was living in Iran, where she was sent after being released from a Russian prison...
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Lewis J. Myers recorded on 2005 Mar. 26

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; United States. Army; Disabled American Veterans; World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps --...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Myers was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944. At the time he was living in New Brunswick, Canada, however, he was a legal resident of the United States. He went to Camp Croft (SC) for basic training. He was...
    • 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 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...

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