The Navy took over some of the campus buildings and built others, and in July the camp opened. It was operational until 1946.
Recruits received military training and took academic classes (mathematics, physics, military law) and athletics (boxing, swimming, and football). One of the football instructors was future president Gerald Ford.
They only give initials, so it will be virtually impossible to track down these guys and find out what happened to them later in life.
We will have to be content with glimpses into the beefcake and bulges of the past.
Martin, J.D. September 7, 1942
Beckman, F.A. August 24, 1942
DeMaria, M. Oct 20, 1942
Dow, L. M., Nov 4, 1942
Smith,E.S. Dec 29, 1942
Schultze, R.I., October 13, 1943
Carrell, T. R. June 6, 1944
Brown, R. R. June 22, 1944
The Closet Professor has an article about the training school
The G-rated version of this article is on Boomer Beefcake and Bonding