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Joseph LaNier exited San Francisco toward Pearl Harbor. Everything that LaNier saw when he went into the Navy was new...
Lloyd Duncan remained in the service for 90 days after the war ended. He continued flying every day. He was one of only...
Martin Carmody took a course that would be parallel to the island. He made a good landing in the ocean but the force of...
As Ralph Weymouth approached the Japanese fleet, he saw that it was organized in a typical formation for ships at sea....
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
What they [Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves and his fellow crewmen aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200)] didn't...
George Edward Morgan was born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey on 29 June 1927. He had a younger brother named Robert....
Clayton Fisher has a friend named Roy Russell who served in the same bomb group, Bombing Squadron 8 (VB-8), who is...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
John Nicholas was born in Marysville, Michigan in December 1924. He grew up in Marysville with his half brother and...
Lloyd Duncan was born in 1926 in Coffeyville, Kansas. His father worked for the Sinclair Refinery. Duncan had one...
Jack Madden was born in Troy, New York in 1924. He is a lifetime resident of Troy. Troy was a good town in which to...
Catherine Long was born in 1924 in Dayton, Ohio. That was the home of her mother’s family. She soon moved to Pittsburgh...
Fulton "Jack" Taylor was born in 1925 in Corbin, Louisiana [Annotator's Note: cannot verify town name]. The family...
Allen Lamm was born in 1924 in Denham Springs, Louisiana. He grew up there and can remember the physical punishment he...
Martin Carmody was raised in California and was a senior at San Jose State University. His family had lived there for...
Astley Blackwell, Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama in April 1925. During the depression his family lived with his...
Raymond Bailey was born and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Jobs at the time only paid about one dollar per day....
Fred Bergeron was born in Abbeville, Louisiana in January 1923. Custom dictated that the mother would be taken care of...
Robert Freligh’s father died when he was two and a half years old. His mother worked full time as a pharmacist but was...
Robert Templet was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in September 1920. At the age of five years old, his family moved to...
The next morning, 5 June [Annotator's Note: 5 June 1942], Fred Bergeron had breakfast then went to his plane. When they...
By the time they [Annotator's Note: Harlan Twible and the others in his group of survivors of the USS Indianapolis (CA-...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Glass served in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) as an aviation radioman in Fighting...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200).] The boat [Annotator's...
The day the affair took place [Annotator's Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea on 19-20 June 1944] they had not had...
Curt Simmons was a member of the US Navy Armed Guard. He was born on a farm outside of Walters, Oklahoma and was a farm...
Jack Glass was interviewed prior to this for a show about the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6)]. The...
When on the P-34 ship that pulled them out of the ocean, William Leibold and the other survivors of the Tang [Annotator...
Billy Grieves talks about the eulogies he gives for friends who have passed away. He has officiated a number of...
[Annotator's Note: William Leibold served in the Navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate and made all five war patrols aboard...
Louis Conter was located between the USS Arizona (BB-39)'s turrets three and four during the attack. With the terrible...
William Leibold wonders if the Tang [Annotator's Note: USS Tang (SS-306)] is still a tomb. The Tang was apparently...
Raymond Bailey was not a Catholic but he went to Father O'Callahan's services [Annotator's Note: Captain Joseph T. O'...

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