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Walter Nelson loved the airplane he flew in [Annotators Note: TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bombers]. It was slow but...
David Yoho remembers the huge fleet off Okinawa and the explosion of an ammunition ship. It had been attacked by a...
The Laffey [Annotator's Note: US Navy destroyer USS Laffey, DD-724] had new radar and sonar equipment and that put the...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
Karr believed that Admiral Becton [Annotator's Note: F. Julian Becton was the Commander of the Laffey] was a very, very...
Karr found out from the Laffey's newsletter that one of his buddies had fallen and broken his hip. Karr did not go to...
On the morning of the battle, Vejtasa was flying CAP. Jimmy Flately and Johnny Leppla were flying escort for the...
The ship [Annotator's Note: the aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13)] wasn't at Pearl Harbor for long before heading...
When Crain was in the armada heading towards the beaches [Annotator's Note: during the invasion of Sicily, July 1943],...
The invasion at Ormoc Bay was small and consisted mainly of destroyers and rocket firing landing craft.The Laffey [...
During the night the Japanese must have started a push because the ship [Annotator’s Note: the destroyer USS Evans]...
Bailey had been walking around the ship [Annotator's Note: the ship that was taking him to the invasion of Okinawa]. He...
Kerama Retto [Annotator's Note: Kerama Islands off of Okinawa] was used as a staging area for the destroyers going out...
The 2nd plane [Annotator’s Note: the 2nd kamikaze on 10 May 1945] that hit them hit the after engine room. He came in...
Stratton went to Corona, California towards the end of 1942. He was there for a couple months before he was medically...
From Pearl Harbor they were sent to the Pacific [Annotator’s Note: the crew of the USS Missouri in January 1945] and...
Around 8:15 or 8:20 [Annotator's Note: on the morning of 16 April 1945] the first 4 Japanese kamikaze planes heading...
Connick recalls having great respect for the Marines they picked up at Iwo Jima. He watched them fight, seeing the...
Karr recalls having to go up on deck with buckets of water from down below. One of the times he went up to dump a...
They had the Evans floating and had an auxiliary generator running; that meant lights and refrigeration. They were...
They went directly into Ormoc Bay [Annotator's Note: Philippines]. Once the troops landed the kamikazes started to...
When the Laffey left Pearl Harbor she was assigned as a escort for an old battleship heading out into the Pacific to...
There were a lot of events that did not make a lasting impression on Crain. He cannot recall the troops he brought in...
They were escorting 1 of the carriers and their flight crew. Their flight crew got caught out at night. They attempted...
Before going out on duty at Picket Station Number 1 the men of the Laffey saw all sorts of damage to ships while docked...
Ramage was not pleased with the results. Ramage believed for awhile that it was going to be a one way mission. Ramage...
The air raid sirens that would warn the ships of incoming kamikazes kept the men up day and night. Psychologically it...
Hopkins was aboard the Hornet when they were under attack. It was quite an attack. The first few bombs knocked out the...
Ari Phoutrides's only thought of that day [Annotator's Note: a kamikaze attack on 15 to 16 April 1945] was that it was...
The ship that the Laffey relieved had been there a week and never got hit. They got off of the coast of Okinawa on a...
When Delewski resumed firing he had to sit in a different position to fire his gun. The fire had warped the area where...
K.D. Jones was Karr's pointer on the gun mount. Jones and Karr were able to get down and crawl out onto the deck. They...
The Laffey was in a rough state. She had been hit a number of times from a number of direction. Everything from the...
Walter Nelson had a different pilot for his first raid. The pilot’s name was Lieutenant Womper [Annotators Note: unsure...
Anti-aircraft fire above US aircraft carriers. Official captions:'"Jap [Japanese] suicide plane hits the water off Iwo...
US dubbed 'Baka' or Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka, "cherry blossom," a rocket powered human-guided kamikaze attack plane, "...

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