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James Gaffney never spotted any Japanese while patrolling Bougainville. They did observe and report a bright light on...
Reverend Doctor Lamar Edward Smith's oldest brother, John Joseph, whose nickname was "Jody", enlisted in the Navy prior...
Howard Robert Charles was part of the prisoner of war force that worked 14 months on building the Burma Railroad from...
William Harvey was stationed on a big island named Burrwood [Annotator's Note: Burrwood, Louisiana]. The United States...
Francis Bucher was aboard a World War 1 vessel on his way to Adak [Annotator's Note: Adak Island, Aleutian Islands,...
Robert Taylor made the landing [Annotator's Note: on Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Papua New Guinea] on LSTs [Annotator...
Harlan Twible returned to the United States in November [Annotator's Note: Novemebr 1945]. He remained in the service...
[Annotator's Note: George Joseph Sullivan was captured by the Japanese during the Battle of Peleliu.] There was nothing...
Howard Robert Charles participated in the Battle of Sunda Strait [Annotator's Note: as a machine gunner aboard the USS...
After serving in World War 2 in the Navy, Charles Taylor served with the Secret Service for over 25 years, from...
After the conclusion of World War 2, Alvin Sniff was sent back to New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Taylor served in the Navy as a corpsman attached to Headquarters and Service Company, 7th...
[Annotators Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
Salvador Perino had flown other aircraft, but the FM-2 Wildcat [Annotator's Note: Grumman FM-2 Wildcat fighter aircraft...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
That afternoon, Clayton Fisher and his squadron [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 8 (VB-8)] were launched again to...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Schafer was aboard USS LST-502 for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944.] USS...
Clarence Robert Duff remarked on the times when they interacted with Japanese pilots. Duff remembered they came across...
Sam L. Miller was born in September 1926 and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He was an only child because his mother could...
[Annotator's Note: Video and sound freeze throughout this clip.] Leo Bednarczyk was born in Chicago, Illinois in June...
Bob Bartlett was born in April 1925 in Binghamton, New York and grew up in Johnson City, New York. He had one older...
Amelia Taylor was born in December 1923 in Santa Monica, California. She grew up there during the Great Depression....
Raymond Hayes got word of the war ending before he left San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California] for Pearl [...
Raymond Hayes and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tortuga (LSD-26)] went to different places in China, delivering food...
Harvey Mittleman was born in New York City [Annotator's Note: New York City, New York] in May 1925. Mittleman and his...
David Hanning was born in May 1927 in Saranac Lake, New York. His mother, a nurse from Montreal [Annotator's Note:...
Robert Brant wanted to be transferred to new duties on an escort ship going to the Philippines after spending 11 months...
Other close calls John Cassidy remembers included a night when two bombers flew so low, in diversionary tactics while...
Francis Bucher says the closest he came to death was when he flew with a drunk commander. He was in the hangar ready...
Philip Curran's most memorable experience of World War 2 was when they hit a typhoon outside of the Yellow Sea [...
Marvin Tyson served because he would serve his country any time and was drafted. He doubts he would have served if not...
Dr. Robert Beynon thinks the war changed him. He was right out of high school. He learned that you always have a boss....
As James Paul Lynch looks back, there were not really normal families back in that time [Annotator's Note: the time of...
Paul Gibfried had a wonderful experience during World War 2. He liked his commander, Ogden Ludlow [Annotator's Note:...
Phineas Stevens feels it is absolutely important that future generations continue to study World War 2. It was horrible...
Paul Lawrence was at the Harvard [Annotator's Note: Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts] commencement speech...

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