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[Annotator's Note: Joseph Traina served in the US Coast Guard as a radioman aboard the USCGC Comanche (WPG76).] In...
Joseph Traina met a girl in New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] and got married there. They moved to...
Carroll George enlisted in the Coast Guard because it is always looking out for the welfare of others. It saves lives...
With no working equipment to run or steer the USS Cavalier (APA-37) after it was torpedoed, Edward Lee Allesandro said...
Edward Lee Allesandro was born in April 1923 in Denver, Colorado, and grew up mostly in Pueblo, Colorado. He left high...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John McCarthy if they ever forced any German submarines, or u-boats, to surface...
After Henry T. Meyer graduated from high school, he enlisted in the service and went to boot camp where he received...
When alerts came in for kamikaze attacks, Carroll George had to be in the engineering room [Annotator's Note: aboard...
Joseph Traina trained in Algiers on the Navy base [Annotator's Note: Naval Station Algiers in New Orleans, Louisiana]....
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John McCarthy to describe rescuing a Merchant Marine who had fallen off his...
The most horrible of Edward Lee Allesandro's experiences were when men died while he was holding them. The ship also...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John McCarthy what he remembers about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor,...
After his service in World War 2, Henry T. Meyer went into the police service after a short career in professional...
[Annotator's Note: Henry T. Meyer uses derogatory words to describe people of color throughout clip.] Meyer was born in...
Carroll George was born in October 1919 in Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up ten miles from Atlanta out in the country. His...
Joseph Traina was born in Labadieville, Louisiana in June 1917. [Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks what he recalls...
John McCarthy was born in December 1918 in Seattle, Washington. He lived on a little farm and he attended Highline High...
The United States came together in the Second World War, Edward Allesandro said, and he is sure that the soldiers'...
The most memorable experience of World War 2 for Carroll George was the fountain of black crude oil in the crew's...
John McCarthy was on a regular enlistment and not a draftee, so he did not automatically get out when the war was over...
Edward Allesandro had a lot of artifacts from Saipan [Annotator's Note: Saipan, Mariana Islands] that he picked up at...
The newly commissioned USS Cavalier (APA-37), with Edward Lee Allesandro aboard, picked up Seabees [Annotator's Note:...
Carroll George was on a transport ship that made tremendous voyages, two to the Far East and one to the Mediterranean,...
The USCGC Storis (WMEC-38) was a brand-new ship. Traina reported to it in Duluth, Minnesota. They sailed it to Boston [...
Edward Allesandro said that most people are surprised to hear that the Coast Guard was fighting in World War 2. The USS...
Carroll George felt extremely safe [Annotator's Note: in his general quarters station in the engine room aboard the USS...
Carroll George trained on the USCGC Danmark (WIX-283) [Annotator's Note: Danmark; full-rigged ship of Danish Maritime...
Henry T. Meyer took boxing lessons under Jack Dempsey [Annotator's Note: William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey; American...