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[Annotators Note: Janice Benario served in the navy as a member of the WAVES and worked with ULTRA intercepts decoding...
For Charles Bishop, submarine school was pretty intense. The course lasted three months during which the class spent a...
During the night the Japanese must have started a push because the ship [Annotator’s Note: the destroyer USS Evans]...
In the first days of June [Annotator's Note: June 1942] Donald Hoff and his fellow airmen were getting nervous,...
During the last advance Wahlen was involved in, he was called forward to treat a badly wounded marine [Annotator’s Note...
It was decided that the Laffey was going to head to Washington, DC and be tied up next to the Naval Gun Factory. The...
Delewski took part in the Normandy operation. That was the first time the Laffey saw action. He was put in charge of...
Harold Ward found out that the man on the other side of the headphones died about six years ago. Ward wore the...
Alex Vraciu wanted to fly fighters. If he had not been given fighters when he was going through training at Corpus...
Kane took over the squadron then took over as CAG when Roscoe Newman [Annotator's Note: Commander Roscoe L. Newman]...
James did not realize that he was shot right away. He knew he was hit but the pain did not register. He went down below...
Whidhelm ended up as the CO of Scouting 8 aboard the USS Hornet. One day while sitting in the ready room Vejtasa...
Crain was 1 of the seaman in the boat. They were on a transport ship originally. When Crain was on the transport ship...
[Annotators Note: Curt Simmons served in the navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
They missed the Battle of the Coral Sea. They were told that the Lexington was sunk and the Yorktown was damaged....
Stratton recalls that none of the men were sleeping. The Arizona had reveille every morning at 5 AM. They ate breakfast...
The Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-10)] was gone when Feightner arrived at Pearl Harbor so he went down...
The Chandler [Annotator's Note: USS Chandle (DD-206)] had 4 stacks and had torpedo tubes and 4 inch guns. Baptiste...
They started back to Australia to begin the process of removing the dead from the ship [Annotator’s Note: from the USS...
After Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown, CV-5] left Pearl Harbor for Midway she took on the Saratoga Air Group [...
Earnest told the man at the base that he was ordered to Torpedo Squadron 8. He was to report to them in 3 days. Three...
15 or 20 minutes later a Chief Petty Officer came and got some men to help him fight the fires aboard the USS Cassin [...
Fagot would not go into the U-boat because she is claustrophobic [Annotator's Note: in Argentina for surrender...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Wagner's other brother was also in the Pacific and would write to the family telling them that he was trying to meet up...
Kerama Retto [Annotator's Note: Kerama Islands off of Okinawa] was used as a staging area for the destroyers going out...
Connick recalls the atmosphere of New Orleans during the war. He remembers men being replaced by stars in the window [...
Ferrier was given a weekend pass and stayed at the Royal Hawaiian hotel. At the hotel Ferrier did not talk to many...
One night when they were after a target, the skipper dropped this white handkerchief and James Nerison heard him give...
Alexander Vraciu scored nine aerial victories during his first tour. His first kill was a Zero [Annotators Note:...
Brooks and the other sailor were loaded into the truck and taken to a small camp with other POWs. In the area were some...
With all of the different kinds of huts that the Filipinos used they mainly used armor-piercing ammunition because...
There was a problem with some of the arming switches in the Bombing 3 [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 3] bombers....
They took a lot of casualties as well. The Navy is unlike the Army because the Army upper echelon sits behind the lines...
O'Callahan [Annotator's Note: Medal of Honor recipient US Navy Captain Joseph T. O'Callahan] was all over the place. He...
They found out the Japanese operation was going to take place at Midway. Nimitz had to get his aircraft carriers back...

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