Survival at sea

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Walter Nelson was only 19 years old at the time [Annotators Note: at the time of the Battle of the Coral Sea]. The USS...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
When on the P34 ship that pulled them out of the ocean William Leibold and the other survivors of the [Annotators Note...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Richard O'Kane gave William Leibold a nice 35mm camera. O’Kane snuck it in the trunk of Leibold's car one day during a...
Walter Nelson recognized that they were close enough that they could have bailed over Australia if they needed to. From...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins mid sentence. Leibold is apparently recommending places to eat in Escondido.]...
William Leibold was topside with O'Kane [Annotators Note: Richard O’Kane, commanding officer of the USS (SS306)] when...
William Leibold found O'Kane [Annotators Note: Richard O’Kane was the captain of the USS (SS306)] to be very sure of...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
John Noack went on to fly on 1 December to fly his 13th mission. It also happened to be Noack’s 24th birthday. He came...
One of the new pilots from Vejtasa's group got lost during the battle. He tried to make it to Guadalcanal but couldn't...
In January 1944, Yellin was sent to Thunderbird Field in Arizona. That was where he took his primary training. He was...
The Evans [Annotator's Note: US Navy destroyer USS Evans (DD-552)] was a Fletcher Class destroyer of 2100 tons.Life on...
Louis Zamperini thought that the mission [Annotator's Note: to bomb Wake Island] was a piece of cake because they were...
They [Annotations Note: Louis Zamperini, his pilot and their tail gunner] spent 47 days fighting off sharks, the...
On the evening of 28 February [Annotator's Note: 28 February 1942] they left the area they had been fighting in and...
Yellin had to fly the next day after he bailed out in the ocean. He notes that the P-40 was a great airplane. There was...
William Barnes was aboard USS PC-590 when it was thrown onto the reef which surrounds Midway atoll. After making...
After Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown, CV-5] left Pearl Harbor for Midway she took on the Saratoga Air Group [...
Butch O'Hare [Annotator's Note: Edward Henry “Butch” O’Hare] really invented the Thatch Weave and Thatch's name was...
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...
The Germans would use flares at night and drop them over the American convoy. At night this would illuminate the fleet...
Wiley noted that there were no other survivors of his plane. His wingman returned to the Enterprise [Annotator's Note:...
As they went out, they saw a lone destroyer or possibly a light cruiser. They went to find the carrier but they did not...
Wiley was put into a shack and slept the night there. That night he met the Chief of the tribe and was taken to a...
Baptiste was involved in 12 or 14 different battles in the Solomons. They lost heavily on the heavy cruisers like the...
They were escorting 1 of the carriers and their flight crew. Their flight crew got caught out at night. They attempted...
Wiley discussed how the natives found a large canoe that they could use. They filled the holes in the canoe with sap...
The survivors hiked down the mountain to an enormous canoe that had paddlers down both sides with space in the middle....
Crump and the Chief Engineer had done some work when the seas were calm. The Chief Engineer felt that there was a...
The next bad thing to happen was when Childers tried to fire at a Zero [Annotator's Note: Japanese fighter aircraft],...
Roger Shaw was assigned to the [Annotator’s Note: SS ] on the Industrial Canal while it was still being completed by...
An LCVP [Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel] gets twisted and sinks off the side of the USS Rutland during the invasion...

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