Interactions with superiors

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Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash who held the two mile...
Rackley did not have much of a relationship with his commanding officer [Annotator's Note: Rackley is referring to his...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
Richard Ford notes that they really got nailed at the Elbe River. They moved up to an area one afternoon and the next...
Alexander Vraciu knew that the next time they saw air action it would be part of a landing somewhere. When his group...
After Bougainville William Lansford went back to the United States. He was a high point guy. Back in the United States...
Freddie Ohr was sitting around in a tent for two and a half days. Sandborne informed him that there would not be a test...
The thing Steve Pisanos thinks about the most from the war was when he crash landed in France. When he arrived at the...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
The Laffey escorted a ship named the Dashing Wave [Annotator's Note: SS Dashing Wave] all the way back to the States [...
They were attempting to cross a river in order to capture an airfield that was suspected of housing German transport...
Mann went to the enclosure where the camp prisoners were located. The prisoners were rejoicing about their liberation....
Of the 3 guys that went with Kanaya to bring back the wounded, one was a Caucasian from a supporting company. They...
Hairston notes that there was a lot of competition between the artillery batteries [Annotator’s Note: during combat in...
Baptiste feels that a lot of talent was lost by the navy segregating them. He used to talk to his officers about it.He...
Standifer tried to use a credit card on one of his return trips to Germany in 1996 and the man who he was trying to buy...
Childers was placed in a basket and hoisted onto the deck of the destroyer that had picked him and his crew up. He was...
James Smith watched the battle [Annotators Note: the battle of Gavutu] from Tulagi. [Annotators Note: Smith gets off...
On 13 January 1997 Vernon Baker flew to Washington DC with his family. They went into the East Room of the White House...
Richard Ford was pinned down by a German machine gun. He was up against a hedgerow so tight that he could not move. The...
[Annotators Note: The interviewer mentions to Robert Murphy that he may be doing a series on great military leaders...
The local principal got him to come up there and then teachers started asking him to speak to their classes. The...
The next morning Alexander Vraciu and the other guerillas headed north up the national highway. They took a bugler and...
William Lansford was attached to the 27th Regiment [Annotators Note: Headquarters, 27th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine...
Renstrom discusses what it was like to train soldiers. One time he witnessed a soldier giving bayonet instruction to...
Finally a jeep showed up with a lieutenant in it who told them [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] when...
Freddie Ohr found out it was that bullet that ricocheted off his helmet and went into the cushion. His leader made a...
Karr believed that Admiral Becton [Annotator's Note: F. Julian Becton was the Commander of the Laffey] was a very, very...
While Richard Greer and his fellow Marines were on Guadalcanal they were bombed almost constantly. They were hit at ten...
Delewski still hears from different people from the Laffey. After the war he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and got...
It was amazing to Harold Ward to see how quickly they dumped stuff after the war was over. They were heading back to...
A Serbian doctor in the hospital hid Baum. By this point, he had discarded his dog tags because if the Germans had...
Many of the I Company GIs were upset at what they had seen, some more so than others.The I Company commander "lost it."...
Kanaya never tried to escape until after they left camp in Poland in January of 1945. That is when opportunities came...
Joseph Armanini is most proud of the moment he met Gabby Gabreski and how Gabreski congratulated him on how well he...
The navy commander leading the Hornet's [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet, CV-8] air group was responsible for the deaths...

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