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After Erik Johnsen graduated from his final training at Kings Point, [Annotator's Note: US Merchant Marine Academy,...
Harold Whitaker went back to March Air Force Base [Annotator's Note: when he returned to the United States in December...
Walter Broll became more cautious as a result of his experience at Bari, Italy with the German bomber attack on Allied...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS George Gayle after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It...
After John DuBose signed on with the Merchant Marines, he was shipped to the Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg,...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
William B. Hughes knew he wanted to be a soldier when he first saw his brother in uniform. He eventually joined the...
Walter Broll benefited by the war because it made him an alert man instead of the 18 year old minor he was when he...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
John DuBose was born in November 1926 in Dallas, Texas. He lived there almost all of his life. He grew up in a blue...
Walter Broll was born in 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up and was educated in Baltimore. During the Great...
William B. Hughes was born in April 1927 in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville was a country town at that time. His father...
David Yoho was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August 1928 and grew up in the inner city. He had two sisters....
James Melvin Crane was born in Conehatta, Mississippi in Newton County. At 15 pounds, he was the largest baby boy in...
Erik Frithjof Johnsen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in August 1925 and had one brother who had been born in 1922....
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with the interviewer introducing himself.] Harold Whitaker was born in Henrietta,...
Walter Broll and the Grace Abbott left Bari, Italy and headed for the ocean. Broll and the deck crew secured the...
Erik Johnsen served in the US Merchant Marine during World War 2. Thinking about the war, he says that during it he...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the Army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
James Crane experienced a great change in the Merchant Marine. He was concerned about making the first convoy, but he...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine and his first ship assignment was the SS Dolly Madison which they...
William B. Hughes was sent to Merchant Marine boot camp in St. Petersburg, Florida. Afterward, he went to New Orleans...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Roger Shaw made a big mistake in his first opportunity as a ship's captain. He was assigned to an Army transport and...
By the time Harold Whitaker made his first voyage carrying grain to North Africa the war in Europe was over so there...
Walter Broll saw the raid on Bari, Italy start at about 7:30 at night while the Grace Abbott's cargo was being...
Walter Broll sailed north of Iceland on his first convoy. The ship zig-zagged over the course of the voyage. He did...
After high school, Harold Whitaker was bumming around and getting trouble until his mother and a family friend...
Harold Whitaker and a few friends went up to San Francisco in the summer of 1945 and joined the Merchant Marine. They...
As a 13 year old, David Yoho did not have friends of draft age. He did keep company with older boys and took on a tough...
Walter Broll passed through the station [Annotator's Note: the Merchant Marine training station at Sheepshead Bay in...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS George Gayle. He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine and served on Liberty ships [Annotator's Note: a class of cargo ship...
Erik Johnsen, a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine says that New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 1920s was active with all...

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