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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...
When the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6) aircraft carrier] was attacked and ensign Mears and...
The day after the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot [Annotators Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea] Alexander Vraciu was...
James Nerison had an upper bunk in the PT boat [Annotators Note: PT-305] and he was not able to see out of the boat. He...
The first place Brooks was taken to was a building. The men were fed once a day by the natives who brought them soup....
It was a wonderful experience. Stinson would not trade a million dollars for his experience in World War II. On average...
From 20000 feet the Japanese carriers could be seen maneuvering below. The carriers could be identified by their size...
The San Francisco had to intercept the Japanese ships coming down the Slot [Annotator's Note: the narrow course from...
Blanchard was still feeling the effects of the smoke inhalation when he was in Honolulu. He dealt with this injury for...
When the Japanese planned invasions on American, English or Filipino soil, they had to come up with a new code...
Janice Benario did not think about her job too much while she was doing it. Every once in a while they got excited when...
Charles Bishop stayed with the Piranha [Annotators Note: USS Piranha (SS-389)] to put her out of commission since he...
They started taking off the most severely wounded. Another APD [Annotator's Note: a destroyer or destroyer escort...
When Donald Hoff's plane went into its dive, it did not last long. At 250 miles per hour the dive goes by quick. When...
Wahlen was an E-5, Pharmacist’s Mate 2nd class when he got out of the Navy. His US Army career was over twenty years.He...
Karr recalls having to go up on deck with buckets of water from down below. One of the times he went up to dump a...
While the Laffey was undergoing training on Chesapeake Bay some of the gunners were sent to Dam Neck, Virginia for...
The USS San Francisco (CA-38) replenished and headed down towards the Coral Sea. They raided New Guinea airport and the...
Ramage and other pilots were ready to go [Annotator's Note: Ramage is talking about attacking Japanese aircraft...
The day after the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot [Annotators Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea] Alex Vraciu was...
James witnessed one of the atomic bomb blasts at Bikini Atoll after the war. That is how he realized how the war really...
The ship went into the Atlantic. Vejtasa's ship met up with the Ranger, CV-4 [Annotator's Note: USS Ranger (CV-4)]....
The Germans would use flares at night and drop them over the American convoy. At night this would illuminate the fleet...
The most significant thing to occur during the Battle of Midway that allowed for American victory is up for debate....
At Santa Cruz Feightner and Wickendoll [Annotator's Note: Lt(jg) Maurice Wickendoll] were flying CAP [Annotator's Note...
Wiley noted that there were no other survivors of his plane. His wingman returned to the Enterprise [Annotator's Note:...
They went to the South Pacific to the Solomons [Annotator's Note: Solomon Islands]. The ship was pretty crowded.At Mare...
When the ceremony was over [Annotator’s Note: the Japanese surrender ceremony on 2 September 1945] the sky was filled...
Earnest did get his eight landings in. The next time he was going to be making a landing he was on the Saratoga [...
About a month before the Battle of Midway the skipper decided to assign crews. The chief radioman asked if anyone had a...
Norman Kleiss could not see if the bombs from the next two planes hit. When he made his run, he lined up on the big red...
The Wagner's hosted a student from Egypt and learned a lot about his religion.She feels that many people don't like...
During the battle Commander Becton [Annotator's Note: Admiral F. Julian Becton] was very calm. He gave orders to the...

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