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    • Oral history interview with Francis J. Vail conducted on 2004 Sept. 4

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Airplanes -- American; Bombardier (Motion picture); United States. Air Force -- Aviation mechanics
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Francis "Jim" Vail enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in September of 1942. He was living in Stafford Springs, CT at the time, and applied to be a pilot. Although, he failed the eye test, he wanted to remain...
    • Oral history interview with Gladys C. Donovan recorded 2006 Nov. 24

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Women and the military; United States. Army. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps; Military discharge;
    • Interview conducted by Brett Bloom. Gladys Donovan was living in East Hartford, CT when she decided to enlist in the United States Army. She wanted to do her part to help the war effort. She was sent to basic training in Fort Oglethorpe, GA, and...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 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 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 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 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 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 John C. Taylor
 recorded 2008 Jan. 11

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; B-17 bomber;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. John C. Taylor enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942 while he was a sophomore in college. He was activated in February of 1943, and sent to basic training in Atlantic City, NJ. He was then sent to...
    • Oral history interview with Stanley Kaufman recorded 2007 Dec. 4

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; B-29 bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Iwo Jima; Liberty ships
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. Stanley Kaufman enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 at the age of 19. He went to basic training in Fort Monmouth, NJ for six months, at which time he also went to school to learn radio equipment repair for the...
    • Oral history interview with Nicholas L. Cipu recorded 2006 Nov. 24

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Purple Heart; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; United States. Army. Infantry Division, 88th;
    • Interview conducted by Christine Germain. Nicholas L. Cipu was drafted into the U.S. Army in July of 1942 just a few weeks after he married. He was sent to Camp Gruber in Oklahoma for basic training, where he became part of the 88th infantry...
    • Oral history interview with Anthony Buemi recorded 2005 Dec. 2

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Purple Heart; Letter writing; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care;
    • Interview conducted by Lynette Yeomans. Anthony Buemi was drafted into the U.S. Army in September of 1944. He completed his basic training at Fort McClellan, AL, which lasted for 15 weeks, two weeks shorter than previously required. The shorter...
    • Oral history interview with Leo L. Liberman recorded 2010 Apr. 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Bailey bridges; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Metz, Battle of, Metz, France, 1944;
    • Interview conducted by Sean Drake. Leo Liberman enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 while he was enrolled in college for engineering. He joined in order to be able to choose the branch of service he would be part of. He was sent to Ft. Leonard...
    • 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 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...
    • Donald J. Perrault's journal

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; War diaries
    • Donald J. Perrault's journal of the time he spent in Vietnam. The date of the first entry is Oct. 8, 1968, and the last entry is Oct. 4,1969.
    • 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 Vincent F. Tremaglio recorded on 2008 Apr. 15

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Medical care; Military hospitals; United States -- Armed Forces -- Civic action;
    • Interview conducted by Cynthia Tremaglio. Vincent F. Tremaglio was commissioned by the U.S. Navy in April of 1966. He was in his first year of residency at a hospital in New York City at the time. Because he was commissioned as a lieutenant and...
    • Oral history interview with Frederick W. Christie recorded on 2009 Jan. 3

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Guam;
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Frederick Christie was drafted into the military during his first year of law school in 1968. Because he did not want his branch of service chosen for him, he instead enlisted in the U.S. Navy, before his...

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