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While in Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii], Victor Yost helped clean the ship. When at sea, Yost...
While working in the photo lab [Annotator's Note: aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-5)], William Roy had no...
Bill Norberg [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6)] was glad to see the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS...
J. W. Childs was at the Battle of Midway, but remembers nothing in particular about the event. The USS Worden (DD-352)...
In the Marshalls [Annotator's Note: Marshall Islands] and Gilberts [Annotator's Note: Gilbert Islands], enough planes...
Vernon Micheel first flew with the whole air group on the morning of 4 June [Annotator's Note: Battle of Midway, 4 to 7...
Vernon Micheel attacked a Japanese cruiser on the last day of the battle [Annotator's Note: as a pilot in Scouting...
Melvin Munch stopped at Guam en route to Okinawa. He was concerned about the requirements of going into a war zone. He...
William Lee Barnes does not remember seeing the island of Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan], but he does...
When general quarters were announced, Francis Borrell had to be in his position as fast as possible. He would sit at...
Bill Norberg [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6)] was out of action for some time. In late October 1942...
Alfred Anthony Alvarez was clearing out a town [Annotator's Note: with the 7th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Infantry...
Alfred Anthony Alvarez's unit [Annotator's Note: 7th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Infantry Division] was given a new...
Walter Nelson loved the airplane he flew in [Annotators Note: TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bombers]. It was slow but...
Victor Yost's first action against the Japanese was at the Battle of the Coral Sea [Annotator's Note: 4 to 8 May 1942...
William Roy [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-5) as the aircraft carrier's photographer] left Pearl Harbor...
Harold Buell was involved in a carrier versus carrier battle in the Eastern Solomon Islands. Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
The strike groups began hitting Guam and Saipan on the 12th [Annotator's Note: 12 June 1944] in preparation for the...
The next morning, Jack Yusen was heading down to get some food when the call to battle stations came over the intercom...
Sometimes when the PT boat [Annotator's Note: patrol torpedo boat] that Olaf Rose served on [Annotator's Note: PT-171,...
One memorable experience that came to mind for William Beaman was when his submarine, the USS Flasher (SS-249), sank...
Allen Horton reported aboard the USS Nevada (BB-36), and a fellow Princeton acquaintance helped him settle into...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks James Connelly if any memories stand out in particular for him.] They ate C...
Arthur Smith says that when they were sinking Japanese luggers [Annotator's Note: slang for cargo ships], the often...
Samuel Goss had no idea that he would become a boat officer. Before he graduated as an ensign [Annotator's Note: lowest...
When the draft was instituted, Harold Ashton decided to enlist in the Navy with hopes of becoming a pilot. After...
Harold Buell attended Parsons College in Iowa [Annotator's Note: Fairfield, Iowa] on an athletic scholarship. He was an...
Stewart Bass was trained to be a naval aviator. The first months involved college type training at St. Mary's College...
Ralph Weymouth graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1938. He was 12 years and old living in northwest Seattle in 1929...
Martin Carmody did his flight training at Corpus Christi, Texas. When he graduated nine months later he was sent to San...
Robert L. Rorschach enlisted in the Navy and attended Midshipman School at Prairie State, and spent time aboard the...
Kenneth Theis completed midshipman training in two months and was commissioned an ensign in the Navy in November 1943....
Harold Zeringer and several of his friends decided to enlist in the United States Navy on 9 December 1941, just a few...
Charles Littig was selected for PT school following his graduation in December 1942 as a Navy midshipman at...
Martin Suter was sent to Colgate University [Annotator's Note: in New York, New York], where he took part a pilot...

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