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[Annotator's Note: The video begins with William Leibold taking the interviewers through a book of photographs. The...
After the war, George Morgan was accepted into a college in Defiance, Ohio. During the war, many basic things had been...
Joseph LaNier did not know what he would do after the service. He was reserve and not regular Army. Consequently, his...
James Gaffney discusses transition back into civilian life and his home life with two new children following his return...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...
Calvin Barrick was transferred to the USS Searaven [Annotator’s Note: USS Searaven (SS196)] which was an older...
Walter Nelson went into the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. It was just about the same time that...
James Gaffney reviews the crew and officers of the PT Boat he served on in World War II. Some were good and some not so...
James Gaffney experienced no problems with leaks on his PT Boat. The boat construction was tight enough that it did not...
James Gaffney got into trouble in Cartagena [Annotator’s Note: Cartagena, Colombia]. Some of the crew was driven in a...
James Gaffney discusses the details of the type of torpedo used on the PT Boat on which he was assigned as a crewman....
James Gaffney reveals how the PT Boat reacted to rough seas. Included is an explanation of how the bilge pumping system...
James Gaffney’s assessment of the John Wayne World War II movie entitled "They Were Expendable" was that it was mostly...
James Gaffney was once allowed to buy a case of beer after an announcement that there was an excess supply. Each sailor...
Billy Grieves watches movies like Run Silent, Run Deep religiously. He feels that they are more Hollywood than reality...
George Morgan was surprised by the things he did in the Navy. Looking at it from an advanced age, he knows it was a...
Joseph LaNier tells others to take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself. He rose to be vice-president of...
Being a submariner prepared Billy Grieves for his career as a firefighter. After seeing the worst, everything else is...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
William Leibold never stopped believing that he would make it home to his wife. The reunion with his wife on his parent...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] At the end of the second...
George Morgan mentioned Kauffman as being the only superintendant of the Naval Academy who followed his father in that...
Calvin Barrick thinks that Dick O'Kane [Annotators Note: US Navy Rear Admiral Richard H. O'Kane was the commanding...
Wagner grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. She attended high school and college in there.Her father was a ladies tailor. He...
Ari Phoutrides was born in Seattle in 1925. His father was a priest who was moved around the country often.After high...
Connick was born in Mobile, Alabama on 27 March 1926. He moved with his family to New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of...
Ferrier was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. His father died and was buried on his 13th birthday. His...
James Nerison was born in San Francisco. His mother and father moved down to the city of Alhambra near Los Angeles. His...
Alexander Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi...
Brooks was born on 30 October of 1919 in Greeneville, Tennessee. He recalls his childhood during the Great Depression....
Stinson was born in Columbia, Alabama. After he and his classmates graduated from high school in 1943 they joined the...
Merrill was returning from a search mission just as the Doolittle Raiders were taking off from the Hornet [Annotator's...

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