Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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There were 2 shifts working and they would usually meet coming out. When they got to the camp everyone was outside on...
Not a whole lot occurred on Cape Gloucester. Arthur Pendleton put in a lot of time on Cape Gloucester that was...
The next morning Alex Vraciu and the other guerillas headed north up the national highway. They took a bugler and...
Vejtasa could see the Lexington on fire but still recovering planes. The Yorktown was also burning but recovering...
The Vietcong were a tough enemy because of their ability to conceal themselves and assimilate with civilian populations...
Whitten is proud to have survived the Battle of Midway. A few years ago he was contacted about Battle of Midway...
When they arrived at Pearl Harobr, Air Group 6 needed one more run before they rotated home. During the trip to Truk...
Hanna wanted to return to the US through San Francisco but ended up coming in through Seattle.He was sent to Madigan...
Baptiste feels that it is important for there to be a National World War II Museum. If they hadn't done what they did...
Bailey had a picture of himself with a flamethrower on his back. It was taken while he was waiting to go free one of...
Deen was hit on the top of Wana Ridge [Annotator’s Note: Okinawa, April 1945]. He was hit by a Japanese knee mortar....
Within hours any ship passing the destroyer escorts loaded with prisoners would receive prisoners from those destroyer...
The navy commander leading the Hornet's [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet, CV-8] air group was responsible for the deaths...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
James Goodrich was taken from Iwo Jima to a hospital on Guam. He was on Guam for about 12 or 13 days before being...
For the first battle of the Matanikau, James Smith and the Raiders were going to go up the river and 1st Battalion, 7th...
James Smith went home on 2 September 1945. He had a good job in New Zealand where he stayed for the rest of the war [...
America is the only country and society in the world, in Arthur Jackson's opinion, equipped to take on the dictators of...
During one of his trips back to the United States Alexander Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero [...
Pomroy tells the story of how he and Bill Hollman became friends. He was on Guadalcanal for five months and Peleliu for...
Yellin recalls how he had a close call with a fellow pilot. From that point on Yellin did not trust that man and would...
1 day a train loaded with bomb shells came into the camp and as it came through the camp a routine safety check found a...
Basilone [Annotators Note: Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone] and his guys went ashore in the third wave. William...
Karr found out from the Laffey's newsletter that one of his buddies had fallen and broken his hip. Karr did not go to...
Interviewer asks Delewski if his experience on the Laffey changed him. On the day that all of this happened [Annotator'...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
They never really knew. They could have used any excuse to cut Myers' head off, but he still took alot of chances.Myers...
Arthur Pendleton does not recall to much more about Cape Gloucester. There was nothing pleasant about it at all and he...
During one of his trips back to the United States Alex Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero that had been...
Vejtasa had hit the carrier he had made a run on. Fighting 42 was aboard the Yorktown and was commanded by Jimmy...
Mervosh believes that it is very important to continue to study and learn about World War II so that future generations...
Baptiste would be watchful. There are countries and people who want to see this country go under so he believes that we...
Bailey feels that war should be over with. His division fought the Chinese in North Korea. Young men are fighting today...
Deen remembers the fear that was prevalent among the replacements, yet they responded when it was time to fight. He...
One of Crump’s friends was on watch on a ship that was torpedoed. Crump’s convoy had about 35 percent casualties. The...
While Childers was a cadet he was asked by Colonel Mangrum if he had received a Purple Heart. When he told Mangrum that...

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