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Not all of them were happy to see women [Annotator's Note: Wagner is referring to US Naval Officers in San Francisco]....
Phoutrides took part in the Normandy invasion. He knew what was happening but couldn't understand the enormity of the...
Connick's boat [Annotator's Note: an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel)] held roughly thirty-six men. Each boat...
Ferrier got to Pearl Harbor the day after the Hornet [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet CV-8, aircraft carrier] sailed. They...
James Nerison learned how to handle the boat, fix the engine, and operate the radio equipment. He was also versed in...
During the second Truk raid Alexander Vraciu was on a morning hop escorting bombers when they were attacked by a group...
They made several convoy trips to Port Darwin on the northern coast of Australia. The Japanese moved closer to their...
They proceeded to Samar to the repair base. The boats had already begun to be renovated because they had been assigned...
Merrill was aboard the Saratoga [Annotator's Note: USS Saratoga, CV-3] both times she was torpedoed.When they left...
Tarrant went to join the military when he was 18. He was in good shape, about 175 pounds. A sergeant asked him, "What...
The ship [Annotator's Note: the aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13)] wasn't at Pearl Harbor for long before heading...
Showers spent the entire war working in communications and intelligence, in direct collaboration with Admiral Nimitz [...
[Annotators Note: Janice Benario served in the navy as a member of the WAVES and worked with ULTRA intercepts decoding...
Life aboard ship was just something Charles Bishop and his fellow sailors adjusted to. They worked four hours on and...
The Evans [Annotator's Note: US Navy destroyer USS Evans (DD-552)] was a Fletcher Class destroyer of 2100 tons.Life on...
Donald Hoff was regularly assigned to fly with Ensign Stone. Hoff was used to flying with him and felt like they were a...
Aboard ship, Wahlen's platoon leader would talk to his men about what to expect when they landed [Annotator’s Note: on...
One of Karr's uncles was an original member of the American Legion when it was founded in Paris in World War I. Another...
Delewski had never heard of Pearl Harbor before the attack and never planned to go into the Navy. He graduated high...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
During the second Truk raid Alex Vraciu was on a morning hop escorting bombers when they were attacked by a group of...
Ramage was at Pearl Harbor when the Battle of Midway took place. He was not aboard ship at the time. The newspapers of...
He was asleep in his bunk [Annotator's Note: aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco, CA38] early in the morning of...
All of the barnstormers had on the boots, leather jackets and goggles and all had a bottle of spirits in the back seat...
When Crain was in the armada heading towards the beaches [Annotator's Note: during the invasion of Sicily, July 1943],...
Hopkins finished that phase in September 1941. Hopkins was assigned to Bombing Squadron 4 which operated off of the USS...
Stratton went aboard the Missouri [Annotator’s Note: USS Missouri (BB-63)] in Pearl Harbor. The Arizona put the...
Feightner and a friend, Red Hall, attended the CPT [Annotator's Note: Civilian Pilot Training] class their school [...
Baptiste went to the Customs House [Annotator’s Note: in New Orleans] on 5 February 1938 where he was selected with 6...
They were cruising around Java when they ran aground in the valley straights [Annotator’s Note: aboard the USS Boise in...
Wiley relates that at the time of the hit and run carrier raids, they had more aircrew than airplanes. Being a new...
Earnest then had to make a decision, he was already a 2nd lieutenant in the Army but he was not sure if he wanted to be...
Childers got ten days leave and went to visit family down in Los Angeles, California.When they returned to Pearl Harbor...
Fagot was born an American citizen, but she had never been to to the United States until she enlisted in the Navy. She...
It was only a storm that allowed the Enterprise [Annotators Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6)] to not be in Pearl Harbor...
Wagner was checking in after dinner when a guard stuck a gun in her back. She identified herself as Lieutenant Wagner...

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