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[Annotators Note: Janice Benario served in the navy as a member of the WAVES and worked with ULTRA intercepts decoding...
Life aboard ship was just something Charles Bishop and his fellow sailors adjusted to. They worked four hours on and...
The Evans [Annotator's Note: US Navy destroyer USS Evans (DD-552)] was a Fletcher Class destroyer of 2100 tons.Life on...
Donald Hoff was regularly assigned to fly with Ensign Stone. Hoff was used to flying with him and felt like they were a...
Aboard ship, Wahlen's platoon leader would talk to his men about what to expect when they landed [Annotator’s Note: on...
One of Karr's uncles was an original member of the American Legion when it was founded in Paris in World War I. Another...
Delewski had never heard of Pearl Harbor before the attack and never planned to go into the Navy. He graduated high...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
During the second Truk raid Alex Vraciu was on a morning hop escorting bombers when they were attacked by a group of...
Ramage was at Pearl Harbor when the Battle of Midway took place. He was not aboard ship at the time. The newspapers of...
He was asleep in his bunk [Annotator's Note: aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco, CA38] early in the morning of...
All of the barnstormers had on the boots, leather jackets and goggles and all had a bottle of spirits in the back seat...
When Crain was in the armada heading towards the beaches [Annotator's Note: during the invasion of Sicily, July 1943],...
[Annotators Note: Curt Simmons served in the navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
Hopkins finished that phase in September 1941. Hopkins was assigned to Bombing Squadron 4 which operated off of the USS...
Stratton went aboard the Missouri [Annotator’s Note: USS Missouri (BB-63)] in Pearl Harbor. The Arizona put the...
Feightner and a friend, Red Hall, attended the CPT [Annotator's Note: Civilian Pilot Training] class their school [...
Baptiste went to the Customs House [Annotator’s Note: in New Orleans] on 5 February 1938 where he was selected with 6...
They were cruising around Java when they ran aground in the valley straights [Annotator’s Note: aboard the USS Boise in...
Wiley relates that at the time of the hit and run carrier raids, they had more aircrew than airplanes. Being a new...
Earnest then had to make a decision, he was already a 2nd lieutenant in the Army but he was not sure if he wanted to be...
Childers got ten days leave and went to visit family down in Los Angeles, California.When they returned to Pearl Harbor...
Fagot was born an American citizen, but she had never been to to the United States until she enlisted in the Navy. She...
It was only a storm that allowed the Enterprise [Annotators Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6)] to not be in Pearl Harbor...
Wagner was checking in after dinner when a guard stuck a gun in her back. She identified herself as Lieutenant Wagner...
The invasion at Ormoc Bay was small and consisted mainly of destroyers and rocket firing landing craft.The Laffey [...
Connick and the USS Lander [Annotator's Note: APA-178] brought supplies to Naha Beach on Okinawa. At one point they...
Ensign Earnest said that as he was heading down, he lost elevator control; the stick was loose in his hand. Ensign...
[Annotators Note: James Nerison served in the navy as a torpedo man aboard PT-305 in Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 22 (...
Alexander Vraciu wanted to fly fighters. If he had not been given fighters when he was going through training at Corpus...
On the evening of 28 February [Annotator's Note: 28 February 1942] they left the area they had been fighting in and...
As far as a specific routine, they knew what had to be done when they woke up in the morning. The crews were very...
When Merrill went aboard the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown, CV-5] she was damaged but had been patched up....
Tarrant would clean up the compartments of the mess attendants and things of that nature. He met a few Filipinos who...
It took Blanchard quite a while to get topside. There was a lot of smoke. The men had to move to get away from it all....
In 1942 they began to realize that the Japanese were planning an assault on Port Moresby [Annotator's Note: New Guinea...

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