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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...
The invasion at Ormoc Bay was small and consisted mainly of destroyers and rocket firing landing craft.The Laffey [...
Connick and the USS Lander [Annotator's Note: APA-178] brought supplies to Naha Beach on Okinawa. At one point they...
Ensign Earnest said that as he was heading down, he lost elevator control; the stick was loose in his hand. Ensign...
[Annotators Note: James Nerison served in the navy as a torpedo man aboard PT-305 in Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 22 (...
Alexander Vraciu wanted to fly fighters. If he had not been given fighters when he was going through training at Corpus...
On the evening of 28 February [Annotator's Note: 28 February 1942] they left the area they had been fighting in and...
As far as a specific routine, they knew what had to be done when they woke up in the morning. The crews were very...
When Merrill went aboard the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown, CV-5] she was damaged but had been patched up....
Tarrant would clean up the compartments of the mess attendants and things of that nature. He met a few Filipinos who...
It took Blanchard quite a while to get topside. There was a lot of smoke. The men had to move to get away from it all....
In 1942 they began to realize that the Japanese were planning an assault on Port Moresby [Annotator's Note: New Guinea...
[Annotators Note: Janice Benario served in the navy as a member of the WAVES and worked with ULTRA intercepts decoding...
For Charles Bishop, submarine school was pretty intense. The course lasted three months during which the class spent a...
During the night the Japanese must have started a push because the ship [Annotator’s Note: the destroyer USS Evans]...
In the first days of June [Annotator's Note: June 1942] Donald Hoff and his fellow airmen were getting nervous,...
During the last advance Wahlen was involved in, he was called forward to treat a badly wounded marine [Annotator’s Note...
It was decided that the Laffey was going to head to Washington, DC and be tied up next to the Naval Gun Factory. The...
Delewski took part in the Normandy operation. That was the first time the Laffey saw action. He was put in charge of...
Harold Ward found out that the man on the other side of the headphones died about six years ago. Ward wore the...
Alex Vraciu wanted to fly fighters. If he had not been given fighters when he was going through training at Corpus...
Kane took over the squadron then took over as CAG when Roscoe Newman [Annotator's Note: Commander Roscoe L. Newman]...
James did not realize that he was shot right away. He knew he was hit but the pain did not register. He went down below...
Whidhelm ended up as the CO of Scouting 8 aboard the USS Hornet. One day while sitting in the ready room Vejtasa...
Crain was 1 of the seaman in the boat. They were on a transport ship originally. When Crain was on the transport ship...
They missed the Battle of the Coral Sea. They were told that the Lexington was sunk and the Yorktown was damaged....
Stratton recalls that none of the men were sleeping. The Arizona had reveille every morning at 5 AM. They ate breakfast...
The Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-10)] was gone when Feightner arrived at Pearl Harbor so he went down...
The Chandler [Annotator's Note: USS Chandle (DD-206)] had 4 stacks and had torpedo tubes and 4 inch guns. Baptiste...
They started back to Australia to begin the process of removing the dead from the ship [Annotator’s Note: from the USS...
After Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown, CV-5] left Pearl Harbor for Midway she took on the Saratoga Air Group [...
Earnest told the man at the base that he was ordered to Torpedo Squadron 8. He was to report to them in 3 days. Three...
15 or 20 minutes later a Chief Petty Officer came and got some men to help him fight the fires aboard the USS Cassin [...

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