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As far as the war was concerned, Arthur Davis claimed, working for the Bureau of Ships was his big adventure. It was a...
When the overhaul on the USS Hutchins (DD-746) was complete, Mark Brannon took off for its next assignment, operating...
After leaving the Wahoo [Annotator's Note: USS Wahoo (SS-238)], James Allen was transferred to the USS Sperry (AS-12)....
Harold Buell was assigned to the Wasp [Annotator's Note: USS Wasp (CV-7)] as a pilot in Squadron VS-71 [Annotator's...
Robert Swan left the island [Annotator's Note: Midway Island] around 8 or 10 June [Annotator's Note: June 1942]. Even...
[Annotator's Note: Orville Bethard served as an Electrician’s Mate aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63) which was sunk during...
After Orville Bethard went aboard ship [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] they went to Australia where...
[Annotator's Note: Frank Purvis was assigned to the USS Snowden (DE-246), a brand new destroyer escprt.] After they...
Robert Villars was assigned to the SS Grant Wood which was built in Jacksonville, Florida. After the shakedown cruise,...
Clarence Robert Duff recalled the USS Benham (DD-796) was on picket duty the night the first atomic bomb was dropped....
Robert D. Shaner made a trip to the Lingayen Gulf [Annotator's Note: Lingayen Gulf, Philippines aboard the USS LST-475...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Jack Dye what his reaction to the news of the atomic bombs being dropped on...
James Connelly made landings on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal Campaign, 7 August 1942 to 9 February 1943;...
[Annotator's Note: Marvin Tyson served in the Navy aboard the USS LSM-270, the lead landing ship, for the invasion of...
Having moored in the harbor at Nagasaki, Japan, Lauren Bruner and some shipmates [Annotator's Note: from the USS...
Philip Curran does not know what he thought [Annotator's Note: about the nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on...
Alvin Barnes was temporarily assigned to the USS Indianapolis [Annotator's Note: USS Indianapolis (CA-35)] for one day...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. said his ship was anchored off Enewetak Atoll when the atomic bomb was being tested. Their ship was...
Sterling Cale was on night duty at the shipyard dispensary in the Navy yard before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had...
Jack Leaming was launched off the deck of the Enterprise on the morning of 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. was stationed at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, and vividly remembers the attack. He was slated to...
Donald Hoff [Annotator's Note: a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers in Scouting...
On the battleship, J. W. Childs said, it was mandatory for a sailor to wear his white hat if he went outside of his...
Frank Purvis volunteered before Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7...
Ewalt "Walt" Shatz was assigned to the USS Patterson (DD-392) docked in Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl Harbor,...
Alfred Rodrigues identified Japanese aircraft by the large circles on their wings. It was Sunday and he had just sat...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast, he went to the...
Donald Stratton recalls that none of the men were sleeping [Annotator's Note: when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor...
James Thomas Womack arrived in Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii] around 1941. He was on patrol duty...
Louis Conter started 7 December 1941 aboard USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor. It was his practice to substitute for...
Robert Templet believes that there was a lack of preparation for an enemy attack at Pearl Harbor during the weeks...
James Ramage was at Pearl Harbor when the Battle of Midway took place. He was not aboard ship at the time. The...
Donald Hoff's plane was not bothered [Annotator's Note: by Japanese fighters during the second strike of the Battle of...
Paul J. Frisco and the USS Cushing (DD-797) accompanied a Task Force that included the USS Franklin (CV-13) offshore of...

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