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Vincent Purple "Bill"

U.S. Air Force 1942–1951

Vincent J. “Bill” Purple grew up in Athol, in north central Massachusetts. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, and would learn how to fly... more >>


Grace E. Kimball

U.S. Navy 1939–1945

Interview discussing Ms. Kimball's service in the U.S. Navy's WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) program during World War II... more >>


Matthew F. Rovner

U.S. Navy 1961–1975

Discusses Mr. Rovner's Navy service with the Mobile River Force in Vung Tao, My Tho, Dong Tam, Vietnam, during the Vietnam War as well as his se... more >>


William N. Eckerson

U.S. Marine Corps 1939–1945

With 20 of his classmates, Bill Eckerson wanted to enlist in the Marines right after the attack on Pearl Harbor, but was sent back to Colgate Co... more >>


Maurice Rockett

U.S. Army 1942–1946

Fascinated with flying, Maurice Rockett entered the Army Air Force in 1942 and after lengthy training he and his crew were shipped to England he... more >>


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