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  • Subject is exactly " World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American"
Go to Everitt, Lawrence Jerry (Interview outline and video), 2016 item page

Jerry Everitt was born in Big Rapids, Michigan on April 5, 1927. He enlisted in the Navy on March 20, 1945 and received his basic training at Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois. He served aboard the USS LST-457 in the Philippines, Japan and the…
Go to Matthews, Marjorie (Interview outline and video), 2016 item page

Marjorie Matthews was born in Muskegon, Michigan, in 1922. Shortly after America’s entry into the Second World War she joined the Red Cross and served as a driver in the Motor Corps in Muskegon. Her duties ranged from the transportation of…
Go to Loper, Homer "Bob" (Interview outline and video) item page

Bob Loper was born in 1924 in Central Lake, Michigan. He grew up in various locations in Michigan until his family settled down in Muskegon, Michigan. He was drafted in 1943 and was sent to Camp Wolters, Texas for basic training. From there he was…
Go to Lamm, Edgar (Interview outline and video), 2015 item page

Edgar Lamm was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 14, 1925. He grew up in Chicago and was drafted into the Army in February 1944. He received basic training at Fort Custer, Michigan and then Military Police training at Fort Custer and Fort Jackson,…
Go to Kuiper, George (Interview outline and video) item page

George Kuiper was born in February 1926 in Holland, Michigan. He grew up in Holland and in February 1944 he received his draft notice. In June 1944 he reported for duty at the draft board in Holland, was processed at Fort Sheridan, Illinois and was…
Go to Keith, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2015 item page

Robert Keith was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1926. He grew up in Grand Rapids and in August 1944 he enlisted in the Army Air Force, almost a month before his eighteenth birthday. He reported for duty on March 1, 1945 and was processed at Fort…
Go to Keegstra, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2016 item page

Robert Keegstra was born on April 20, 1919 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He enlisted in the Navy on August 7, 1941 and received his basic training at Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois. He went to Yeoman School and after 16 weeks graduated as a yeoman…
Go to Jonker, Cornelius Richard (Interview outline and video) item page

Cornelius Jonker was born in September 1924 in Rusk, Michigan. When he was young his family moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan and he grew up there. After turning eighteen he received his draft notice and was sworn into the Army on March 18, 1943. He…
Go to Everitt, Lawrence Jerry (Interview outline and video), 2016 item page

Jerry Everitt was born in Big Rapids, Michigan on April 5, 1927. He enlisted in the Navy on March 20, 1945 and received his basic training at Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois. He served aboard the USS LST-457 in the Philippines, Japan and the…
Go to Cannan, Thomas (Interview outline and video), 2017 item page

Tom Cannan was born in Eldorado, Illinois, in 1922. Prior to military service, he went to the Citizens’ Military Training Camp at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, for a month of training with field artillery in 1940. In 1942, he joined the Naval Aviation…
Go to Butt, Jimmy L (Interview outline and video), 2017 item page

Jimmy Butt was born in Tippo, Mississippi, on October 13, 1921. He was in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Auburn University and graduated in February 1943. He attended the Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and was…
Go to Beyrle, Joseph R (Interview outline and video), 2015 item page

Joey Beyrle was born on August 25, 1923 in Muskegon, Michigan. On September 17, 1942 he enlisted in the Army, applied for the paratroopers, and was approved for that unit. He trained at Camp Toccoa and Fort Benning, Georgia receiving Airborne…
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