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Alois Kopp was in the water for nine hours before being picked up by Japanese [Annotator’s Note: After his ship, the...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Dr. Robert Beynon what it was like to be aboard a submarine being attacked with...
[Annotator's Note: Emil Schoonejans served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Burrfish (SS-312) and was rated a...
Willie Wesley Thompson was drafted into the Navy in 1941 or 1942 and became part of the 14th Special Seabee unit [...
One of the chiefs saw Jack Yusen again at the opening of the Taffy 3 memorial and asked Yusen if he remembered him....
There is newsreel footage of an awards ceremony Fred Bergeron was part of that was shown in his home town while he was...
Thomas Tizzard was aboard the USS Denver (CL-58) when it went into dry dock to be repaired after being torpedoed. The...
Jean D. "JD" Johnson volunteered for Navy service and was assigned as a radioman on the newly constructed USS Balao (SS...
[Annotator's Note: Everett Hyland served in the Navy as a radio operator on the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) and was aboard...
Theodore M. "Ted" Robinson kept moving north until he made it to Vella Lavella [Annotator's Note: Vella Lavella,...
[Annotator's Note: Fred Bergeron served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner in a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in...
George Morgan told his parents about his wartime experiences. He told them about being wounded in the invasion of...
Harry Boughman said he wasn't scared. He had to concentrate on the job at hand. On the two occasions he was wounded, it...
Harry A. Donovan received the Purple Heart [Annotator's Note: a Purple Heart Medal is award bestowed upon a United...
In Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Everett Hyland did hear rumors of going to war. When out on their two weeks at sea, and at...
Joseph Daquarna and the USS Fulton (AS-11) went to Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands to participate in the atomic...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was a machinist mate and electrician on the USS Albermarle (AV-5). Their mission was to test...
[Annotators Note: Robert Addison was a member of the US Marine Corps 1st Raider Battalion.]Edson [Annotators Note: US...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the navy aboard the submarines USS Thresher (SS-200) and USS Lizardfish (SS-...
Initially, Alfred Taddeo lost contact with his fellow flyers after their short stint together on the team [Annotator's...
Robert D. Shaner came into New Guinea and his ship, the LST-475 [Annotator's Note: USS LST-475], was not there so he...
Louis Conter enjoyed knowing both Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. He enjoyed Bob Hope the most as he was the serviceman's...
The first and only time Raymond Bailey ever came under attack was on 19 March 1945. They were 50 miles off the coast of...
The night the USS Catoctin (AGC-5) was hit by the bomb, Howard Fox was on the bridge, copying messages and reading...
Robert Templet took his boot camp training in San Diego. The days started early for him. During his first week in...
Arthur Smith was 17 when World War 2 broke out for the United States. He volunteered so he could get in the Navy. He...
Edward Chinnis enlisted in the Navy on 11 November [Annotator's Note: 11 November 1942] in Raleigh, North Carolina then...
Jack Thornhill was sent to San Diego for boot camp. There were a lot of guys from the Alexandria [Annotator's Note:...
Irvin C. Klimas was in boot camp for six weeks. After boot camp, he had a ten day leave [Annotator's Note: an...
Robert "Bob" Lowry went to Great Lakes [Annotator's Note: Naval Station Great Lakes, North Chicago, Illinois] for boot...
Melvin Munch was introduced to the Navy in boot camp in San Diego. It was rough. Getting up early each morning to begin...
When John Laster got to Great Lakes, Illinois for boot training, he became a part of Company 1595, 36th Battalion, 23rd...
Harper Gruber found boot camp very rough, but very beneficial in terms of his physical conditioning. After school, his...
Clem Thrift's last combat assignment was off of Borneo. There was concern because Japanese soldiers were swimming out...

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