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John Nicholas lost touch with his half brother, George Hamaty, for three years during the war. While Nicholas was on...
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
It was getting dark when they took off after the Japanese fleet. The most Jack Glass had flown up to that point was...
William Leibold was topside with O'Kane [Annotator's Note: US Navy Rear Admiral Richard O'Kane had been the commanding...
In the early 1930s when the Japanese invaded Manchuria then moved into China, Ralph Weymouth’s group was being pushed...
When Orville Bethard graduated from high school he was 19 years old and eligible for the draft. He did not like the...
[Annotators Note: Robert Addison served in the US Marine Corps in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] After Bloody Ridge...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Thornhill served in the Navy as a gunner's mate aboard the USS Daly (DD-519) and was a gun...
George Morgan left Fort Pierce after a month and a half along with two dozen other men. [Annotator’s Note: Fort...
William Leibold found O'Kane [Annotator's Note: Richard O’Kane, captain of the USS Tang (SS306)] to be very sure of...
Joseph LaNier had a close call on Okinawa while driving a truck. The LST [Annotator’s Note: LST—landing ship, tank] was...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Thornhill served in the Navy as a gunner's mate aboard the USS Daly (DD-519) and was a gun...
During their return to the United States, John Nicholas and the crew of the Gayety [Annotator's Note: USS Gayety (AM-...
James Gaffney felt the Okinawan civilians were glad to see the Americans. They hung around the camp all the time. They...
[Annotator's Note: William Leibold served in the Navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate and made all five war patrols aboard...
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roy Boreen was stationed at the Section Base until 1943. After that, he was sent to...
George Morgan returned to Fort Pierce. [Annotator’s Note: Fort Pierce in Florida was the training base for the...
Louis Conter and the VP-11 [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 11] Catalinas [Annotator's Note: Consolidated PBY...
Robert Templet was on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese bombed Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands [Annotator's...
During the days following their [Annotator's Note: Harlan Twible and the other survivors of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35...
William Leibold has been contacted numerous times by groups attempting to research various things. Leibold noted how...
[Annotator's Note: The video begins with William Leibold taking the interviewers through a book of photographs. The...
After going aboard they were given some soap and a half a towel [Annotator's Note: Raymond Bailey and many of the other...
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...
After Okinawa, John Nicholas and the USS Gayety [Annotator's Note: USS Gayety (AM-239)] were sent to sweep for mines in...
James Gaffney discusses transition back into civilian life and his home life with two new children following his return...
Jack Madden was in Europe when the war ended. He was delighted. He had not followed the course of the war too closely...
Catherine Long went to LSU because she did not want to go back to the New Jersey College for Women. Her best friend in...
Robert Templet wanted to attend college after his service, but he married and had children and his plans changed. He...
After he was discharged, Lloyd Duncan returned to Coffeyville, Kansas and went to junior college on the GI Bill. He...
Curt Simmons was in New Orleans on VJ-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day]. In order to get discharged, the...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...
Harlan Twible may have had nightmares after the war but it was nothing he could not handle. He left active duty the...

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