Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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Deen was born in McCray, Georgia. His father was the president of South Methodist College. He was one of three kids....
Pearson Riddle was born in Pensacola, North Carolina and grew up in the country. His father had a farm of about one...
Ralph Crump [Annotators Note: For the first 22:26 of this interview the interviewer and interviewee chat about family...
Earnest was born in Richmond, Virginia. He was born on April 1st, 1917. HIs father was in the Light Infantry Blue,...
Richard Cole was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1915. After graduating from high school he went to work on a farm for 75...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
Childers was born in Sherman, California. When he was young, his parents move the family to the Oklahoma.When he was...
Weber was born in Saint Paul's Catholic Hospital in the Intramuros, the walled city in Manila, in the Philippines on 9...
Hershel Williams was born and raised in a country atmosphere in West Virginia. His father was in the dairy business....
James Carrington has previously been interviewed by Tom Brokaw and for Oliver North’s War Stories. Carrington was born...
Leisey was born in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania May 10th, 1923. He moved to Honey Brook, Pennsylvania where he ended up...
[Annotators Note: Norman Kleiss starts the interview by reading a narrative about the causes that led up to the Pearl...
Ben Kuroki grew up with Caucasian friends. There were only a few Japanese American families around at the time. The...
James Goodrich wanted to join the Marine Corps as soon as he saw his first Marine Corps poster. He also enjoyed the...
James Smith was known as Horse [Annotators Note: also as Horse Collar] during his time in the Marine Corps. He earned...
Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash who held the two mile...
Lazarick was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1923. In those days Camden was a nice city with many large manufacturing and...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
They [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] let some of the Red Cross packages go to pot. They would put them in store house...
Alexander Vraciu knew that the next time they saw air action it would be part of a landing somewhere. When his group...
Pomroy went back to get the wounded Marvin Hattan who was screaming and moaning from his wounds [Annotator’s Note:...
Yellin went to witness the ceremony in 2006. He met a few different Japanese soldiers and American military personnel...
When the war started everyone started working with what they had. Merrill's group patrolled up and down the Hawaiian...
They decided to take the treasury from the organization and put it towards charity. They were also going to set up a...
They had to go through roll call everyday at the camp. They were all assigned different Japanese numbers. In the...
After Bougainville William Lansford went back to the United States. He was a high point guy. Back in the United States...
Quintana believes that it is important that people continue to study and research World War II however he does note...
Renstrom and Amagony [Annotator’s Note: unsure of spelling; on Iwo Jima] looked at each other and gave each other the...
Mack is the chaplain of the Sixth Marine Division Association. He notes that the ranks are getting very thin. The...
Frank Stewart shows the interviewer a photograph that was taken at the naval hospital in San Diego. Bob Day had also...
After the battle they headed to the Aleutians. At this time they had a full air group after adopting guys from Bombing...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
The last thing Richard Greer and his fellow Marines did before leaving Guadalcanal was to dedicate a cemetery in honor...
Iwo Jima as the worst place Dave Severance fought. They could not see the enemy. The terrain was rough and open. Living...
The Laffey escorted a ship named the Dashing Wave [Annotator's Note: SS Dashing Wave] all the way back to the States [...
By 1944 Harold Ward had added some stripes to his arm. Ward was transferred to an AK ship, a big liberty ship [...

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