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One of Biddle's squad members was ordered to cut a piece of wire. He went up to cut the wire as ordered by an officer...
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...
[Annotators Note: William DiSanza served in the army and was assigned to the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS, and...
When he was still 100 miles out from his carrier [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6) ], the primitive radar in his...
From looking at the maps the 2 men discovered that the maps showed the same coastline, but the distances and everything...
Theodore Van Kirk remembers receiving word that President Harry Truman had approved the plans to drop the bomb and to...
In March or April [Annotator's Note: March or April 1942] an American submarine followed a Japanese convoy into...
Alexander Jefferson traveled overseas on the top deck with white nurses in a group of all black officers. The white...
Most of the tests had to do with navigation. They got off of the ship in Pearl Harbor. Eventually Earnest was told that...
When the flag went up on Mt. Suribachi [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, February 1945], Hershel Williams was too busy in...
John Gibbons is a big believer in the Boeing B-17. He saw a lot of planes that were damaged. Gibbons flew a plane named...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Richard Ford heard about the training incident at Slapton Sands [Annotators Note: Ford is referring to Exercise Tiger,...
Baldwin didn't have much to do with Capt. Fritts, but he liked him alright. Fritts knew he was a Captain, knew he was...
Even though many of the German pilots were under-qualified the 109 [Annotator's Note: German Messerschmitt Me-109...
Gravois didn't get any sleep during the 2 nights he was on Tarawa. The Japanese tried to infiltrate their lines, but...
Sherman had helped to set up many of the dirt revetments. The Chinese had helped as well. Each revetment was high...
They would listen to Tokyo Rose [Annotator’s Note: English-speaking women broadcasters of Japanese propaganda]when they...
During the breakout from the Anzio beachhead John Vessey was a forward observer with an infantry company. They were...
When Frank Stewart's group arrived at the Tenaru River [Annotator's Note: actually, the Ilu River, in August 1942] they...
A typical day [Annotator’s Note: in Italy during the war in 1945] started at 4:40 or 5:00 in the morning. After...
Leonard Spivey was hanging in his parachute and it was cold. Spivey was not uncomfortable because he thinks he had a...
Before going out on duty at Picket Station Number 1 the men of the Laffey saw all sorts of damage to ships while docked...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
John Noack notes that everything was fine that day. They had escort until they had to turn back. The fighters reached...
Ramage was not pleased with the results. Ramage believed for awhile that it was going to be a one way mission. Ramage...
Vejtasa made several raids prior to the Battle of the Coral Sea [Annotator's Note: 4-8 May 1942]. After Tulagi, they...
There was a good 40 knot tail wind that was with them for several hours. When they got to the coast of Kyushu they were...
Perrett's contact with the German prisoner of war (POWs) he transported was very brief. The POWs were usually quite and...
The fighters rendezvoused with the SBDs [Annotator's Note: Douglas SBD "Dauntless" dive bomber], then had to look after...
Alexander Jefferson flew in the Ploesti Raid. It was the first time Jefferson had ever gotten sick. They escorted B-17s...
The Germans had a lot of horsedrawn equipment. Their tanks were good but they were too well engineered. To get a German...
When Childers strapped in he said over the radio that it was his birthday and that he wanted to celebrate.Three of the...
Hershel Williams does not remember knocking out some of the pillboxes. One of them, however, Williams remembers, ran...
After returning to his carrier, Norman Kleiss got a cup of coffee and prepared for his next flight. About that time a...

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