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Robert Freligh served during the war because he felt it was his duty. He was also 20 years old at the time and thought...
Arthur Killam kept up with some of the guys he served with in the US Navy during the war but never went to any of the...
Joseph LaNier had no training or explanation concerning how to perform as a Seabee [Annotator’s Note: Seabee is a twist...
George Morgan was tasked at Iwo Jima to swim to a peninsula in the island and place a battery operated light on it. It...
To Jack Glass, Jig Dog [Annotator's Note: later Rear Admiral James D. Ramage] had nerves of steel. He was totally in...
Joseph LaNier was 15 years old and working in a nightclub when an incident happened in Columbus [Annotator’s Note:...
Louis Conter arrived in San Francisco after his voyage from Hawaii. He took a train trip to Pensacola, Florida during...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Yusen served in the Navy as a gunner aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413).] From there...
Clayton Fisher planned to join the Army Air Corps until a friend of his joined the Navy as an aviator. Fisher applied...
Jack Yusen grew up in Queens, New York where he lived with his parents, brother and grandmother and was living there...
Emil Schoonejans volunteered for service in the Navy. He originally wanted to go into the air force. He and a buddy...
Orville Bethard was attending Washington High School when he learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor. He enlisted in...
After returning to the USS Enterprise (CV-6), they [Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody and his rear seat gunner John...
Within a day of arriving at the submarine base James Allen was given orders to report to the USS Wahoo (SS-238). He...
William Roy was on the USS Yorktown [Annotator's Note: CV-5] when Pearl Harbor was attacked. The Yorktown was at Pier 7...
John Nicholas experienced Japanese suicide attacks on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)]. A wooden...
The Japanese left so the ship [Annotator's Note: the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] secured from general quarters. Orville...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with someone off camera talking about Orville Bethard seeing kamikaze aircraft...
Martin Carmody was on Guadalcanal for two or three days. The USS Enterprise (CV-6) had gone to the harbor at Espiritu...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Seadragon. Killam had reported aboard...
James Allen crossed Captain Kennedy's [Annotator's Note: Lieutenant Commander Marvin Kennedy] path twice, much to his...
Harlan Twible was born in Gilbertville, Massachusetts in March 1922. He spent his first 18 years in Gilbertville but...
Catherine Long lived in a barracks with four other WAVES [Annotator's Note: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Thornhill served in the Navy as a gunner's mate aboard the USS Daly (DD-519) and was a gun...
The Thresher [Annotator's Note: USS Thresher (SS-200)] had torpedo problems on most of her runs. Billy Grieves kept an...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard the submarine USS Sea Dragon.]...
Jack Thornhill was born in Alexandria [Annotator's Note: Alexandria, Louisiana] in 1926. In 1932 the family moved to...
From Oceana, Virginia, Lloyd Duncan and VT-3 [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 3] flew patrols looking for German...
Louis Conter left the USS Arizona (BB-39) via a liberty boat after her fatal bombing. He boarded the boat near number...
The first flight Jack Glass went on was a search mission during the later stage of the Eastern Solomons campaign. The...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins mid sentence. Leibold is apparently recommending places to eat in Escondido,...
James Allen was at Midway aboard the Sperry [Annotator's Note: USS Sperry (AS-12)] when the Wahoo [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: James Allen served in the Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class in the submarine service and was aboard the...
Jack Madden was transported on the old 40 and 8 train cars to his destination [Annotator's Note: following PT boat...

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