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William Roy remembers the fighter planes beginning to malfunction after being at sea for so long. A lot of planes'...
Only two of them were assigned to capital ships [Annotator's Note: after graduating from the US Naval Academy] and both...
Following Navy tradition, Harlan Twible was the last person to be pulled out of the water. He was picked up by the...
When Astley Blackwell got in the water he realized that his life belt had a hole in it. He grabbed a keg which had come...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] At the end of the second...
George Morgan mentioned Kauffman as being the only superintendant of the Naval Academy who followed his father in that...
Clayton Fisher thinks that the SBD [Annotator's Note: Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber] was the great equalizer. The...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Jack Yusen ran into Bud Comet one day in Seattle. The Navy was launching the USS Copeland (FFG-25). Comet found Yusen...
[Annotator's Note: James Allen served in the Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class in the submarine service and was aboard the...
Calvin Barrick thinks that Dick O'Kane [Annotators Note: US Navy Rear Admiral Richard H. O'Kane was the commanding...
Air Group 6 was fleshed out with the detachment Jack Glass was part of. When it reported aboard [Annotator's Note:...
The first ship Curt Simmons served aboard was the old Panamanian flagged ship El Murante [Annotator's Note: unsure of...
Robert Templet served on the USS Roxanne (AKA-37) after serving on Maui. The Roxanne would bring supplies to the troops...
That attack on the Japanese fleet off Guadalcanal was a turning point in Martin Carmody’s life. He felt bad about...
Wagner grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. She attended high school and college in there.Her father was a ladies tailor. He...
Ari Phoutrides was born in Seattle in 1925. His father was a priest who was moved around the country often.After high...
Connick was born in Mobile, Alabama on 27 March 1926. He moved with his family to New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of...
Ferrier was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. His father died and was buried on his 13th birthday. His...
James Nerison was born in San Francisco. His mother and father moved down to the city of Alhambra near Los Angeles. His...
Alexander Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi...
Brooks was born on 30 October of 1919 in Greeneville, Tennessee. He recalls his childhood during the Great Depression....
Stinson was born in Columbia, Alabama. After he and his classmates graduated from high school in 1943 they joined the...
Merrill was returning from a search mission just as the Doolittle Raiders were taking off from the Hornet [Annotator's...
Tarrant was born in Ennis, Texas. When he was 3, Tarrant's family moved to Dallas. His mother and father figured that...
Blanchard was born in Yonkers, New York. He moved around quite a bit as an employee of General Motors.He came from a...
Showers was born on a farm in Iowa. As a student, he remembers the Armed Forces recruiting students. The first station...
Janice Martin Benario was born in Baltimore, Maryland and went through the public school system. She wanted to go away...
Charles Bishop was born in New Haven, Connecticut in November of 1920. The depression years were sketchy. His mother...
Monpat was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He went to E.D. White High School for one year then quit and went...
[Annotators Note: Donald Hoff served in the navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on SBD Dauntless dive bombers...
Wahlen was born in a farmhouse near Ogden, Utah. Soon after he was born his family moved to Ogden where they stayed...
Karr grew up in West Virginia in a little town called Mannington. His father and his relatives worked in the oil fields...
The Laffey [Annotator's Note: US Navy destroyer USS Laffey, DD-724] had new radar and sonar equipment and that put the...

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