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Connick recalls the atmosphere of New Orleans during the war. He remembers men being replaced by stars in the window [...
Ferrier was given a weekend pass and stayed at the Royal Hawaiian hotel. At the hotel Ferrier did not talk to many...
One night when they were after a target, the skipper dropped this white handkerchief and James Nerison heard him give...
Alexander Vraciu scored nine aerial victories during his first tour. His first kill was a Zero [Annotators Note:...
Brooks and the other sailor were loaded into the truck and taken to a small camp with other POWs. In the area were some...
With all of the different kinds of huts that the Filipinos used they mainly used armor-piercing ammunition because...
There was a problem with some of the arming switches in the Bombing 3 [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 3] bombers....
They took a lot of casualties as well. The Navy is unlike the Army because the Army upper echelon sits behind the lines...
O'Callahan [Annotator's Note: Medal of Honor recipient US Navy Captain Joseph T. O'Callahan] was all over the place. He...
They found out the Japanese operation was going to take place at Midway. Nimitz had to get his aircraft carriers back...
Janice Benario never received any awkward treatment from men. Since she was an officer she may have commanded respect....
[Annotators Note: Charles Bishop served in the navy aboard the destroyer USS Cummings (DD-365) then later aboard the...
The 2nd plane [Annotator’s Note: the 2nd kamikaze on 10 May 1945] that hit them hit the after engine room. He came in...
When they [Annotators Note: Donald Hoff and the rest of the strike group] arrived at the point where they [Annotator's...
Wahlen's division used to get together after the war. His platoon leader would get them together and have each one talk...
They were on General's Quarters [Annotator's Note: ready for battle] for 72 hours. The guys would take turns on their...
Years ago Delewski did an interview for National Geographic. He accompanied his commanding officer Captain Becton [...
Harold Ward remembers that it was quiet after they secured from general quarters. Around three in the afternoon they...
The strike groups began hitting Guam and Saipan on the 12th [Annotator's Note: 12 June 1944] in preparation for the...
Alex Vraciu scored nine aerial victories during his first tour. His first kill was a Zero at Tarawa while flying with...
James was there for about 2 or 3 months for ground school. He was then shipped to Lafayette. He did not make his first...
Vejtasa thought that the training he received was great. They would train as individuals as well as a group. In...
When Crain got a chance to examine his boat he noticed there were about 50 to 75 marks in the steel where bullets had...
Hopkins was the 33rd plane to take off. It was the 1st time that Hopkins took off carrying a live bomb. After he took...
Butch O'Hare [Annotator's Note: Edward Henry “Butch” O’Hare] really invented the Thatch Weave and Thatch's name was...
Stratton went to Corona, California towards the end of 1942. He was there for a couple months before he was medically...
Baptiste had a janitorial service. One of his clients was a doctor who stayed on Corregidor [Annotator's Note:...
From Pearl Harbor they were sent to the Pacific [Annotator’s Note: the crew of the USS Missouri in January 1945] and...
Wiley stayed on the Portland [Annotator's Note: US Navy heavy cruiser USS Portland, CA-33] for 2 days and slept on the...
Waldron was the commanding officer of Torpedo Squadron 8. He wanted things done his way and he wanted them done right....
Childers went to the yeoman and requested a transfer form. He typed up the request and asked to be assigned to Torpedo...
Fagot remembers the difficulties she had translating for the United Fruit Company because of the cultural differences....
Norman Kleiss went to the ready room. The weather was very cloudy with just a few patches of open sky. A Japanese plane...
The Wagners served for about three and a half years. They got out of the service in 1946 and put the war behind them....
Around 8:15 or 8:20 [Annotator's Note: on the morning of 16 April 1945] the first 4 Japanese kamikaze planes heading...
Connick recalls having great respect for the Marines they picked up at Iwo Jima. He watched them fight, seeing the...

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