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[Annotator's Note: Leon Griffith was a member of Company A, 6th Ranger Battalion and took part in the Raid at...
Raymond Bailey was on the mess deck washing cups when he felt the first shudder caused by the bomb hit [Annotator's...
Walter Nelson was only 19 years old at the time [Annotators Note: at the time of the Battle of the Coral Sea]. The USS...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
Wallace Spencer and two others stole a whaleboat after the war. A wooden one. They were in Bremerton, Washington where...
Emil Schoonejans was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when the war ended. They had been sent back to the United States for...
Jack Thornhill was discharged on 15 December 1945 in New Orleans. After being discharged, he went back to Alexandria [...
Ewalt "Walt" Shatz fired the machine guns [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Patterson (DD-392)] for the first time...
James Thomas Womack's ship [Annotator's Note: USS St. Louis (CL-49)] was on patrol duty until they were able to get...
Archie Kelley [Annotator's Note: assigned to the USS West Virginia (BB-48)] was never questioned about Pearl Harbor...
Kane [Annotator's Note: US Navy Commander William R. Kane] took over the squadron then took over as CAG [Annotator's...
Donald Hoff [Annotator's Note: a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers in Scouting...
Donald Hoff [Annotator's Note: a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers in Scouting...
When Ralph Weymouth left Guadalcanal he returned to the United States. He was flown to Noumea where he boarded the SS...
James Oney was scared when bombs were falling [Annotator's Note: during air raids on Stirling Island, Treasury Islands...
Having survived the sinking of USS Arizona (BB-39) and the subsequent treatment for his burn injuries, Lauren Bruner...
[Annotator's Note: Alfred Taddeo served in the Navy as a fighter pilot aboard the USS Nassau (CVE-16) in the Aleutian...
Robert Barnett went to radio training for six weeks and then went to Fort Pierce [Annotator's Note: Fort Pierce,...
Ewalt "Walt" Shatz was born in April 1923 in Visalia, California. During the Great Depression, his father worked for...
Gordon Tadewaldt was born in June 1926 in Aurora, Illinois. He was one of five children. When his father lost his job...
Lloyd Duncan had a few exciting experiences. After a flight out over the Atlantic the pilot lost manifold pressure and...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Schafer was aboard USS LST-502 for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944.] What...
Around the time of the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive...
During the 13 months that Richard McEwen was in combat, he described the Japanese activity where he was as a "backup...
Harold Ronson experienced one of the most anti-Semitic incidents in his life going into Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note:...
There were two things about a boat of the type [Annotator's Note: Motor Torpedo Boat, or PT-Boat] that Thomas D....
Robert Villars received his boot camp training in San Diego. He nearly got into trouble for pilfering a lemon pie...
Once his ship [Annotator's Note: the SS Sara Teasdale] reached Saipan [Annotator's Note: Saipan, Northern Mariana...
Alois Kopp escaped from a sinking Hell Ship and swam to the beach on Burma only to be recaptured by the Japanese. The...
Frederick Ellis's points were up, and he was entitled to go home. He got a new officer on board [Annotator's Note: USS...
Still just a "number," Carl Rieman wound up at the Marine Corps Air Station in Opelika, Florida, the only ensign among...
Philip Curran was on Admiral Barbey's [Annotator's Note: US Navy Vice Admiral Daniel Edward Barbey] staff and that was...
Stationed in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana], Violet Walsh worked for the 8th Naval District...
Milton Meulder explained how George C. Marshall, as an aide to General John J. Pershing during The Great War [Annotator...
Thomas Tizzard was assigned to the USS Helena (CL-50) and sent to Nouméa, New Caledonia. A person had told him the...

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