Atlantic Theater of Operations (ATO)

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William Lansford served as a machine gunner in the weapons platoon of Company E, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on...
William Lansford continued training while he was in Hawaii waiting for the Raiders who had carried out the raid on...
The first of the three battles that stands out to William Lansford was at Asamana on 11 November [Annotator's Note: 11...
Robert Villars received his boot camp training in San Diego. He nearly got into trouble for pilfering a lemon pie...
Robert Villars was assigned to the SS Grant Wood which was built in Jacksonville, Florida. After the shakedown cruise,...
On 7 December 1941, Stanley "Stan" Levy was sitting on the floor of the family home reading the newspaper and listening...
Wilbur Lee Jackson did his Navy boot camp training in San Diego [Annotator’s Note: San Diego, California]. He had to...
Gene M. Gene M. Cushman flew cargo planes into Templehof during the Berlin Air Lift [Annotator's Note: Allied military...
Robert Dannehl was playing softball with friends on a Sunday morning, and then came home where his mother and siblings...
Harold Wellington thinks there would not have been a war effort without the Merchant Marines. They would not have had...
Robert Dannehl was born in Iroquois County, Illinois in September 1926. He was the ninth child of 11 children. He knew...
Wilbur Lee Jackson was born in Temple, Texas in December 1919. Life was great for him prior to the war. He played golf...
Robert Villars was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in January 1925. His father held his job as a clerk throughout the...
William Douglas Lansford was born in 1922 in Los Angeles. His father was an Anglo from Texas and his mother was a...
Robert Villars sailed through the Straits of Magellan after leaving Montevideo, Uruguay. He saw the local inhabitants...
Harold Wellington remembers Pearl Harbor was attacked on a Sunday [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl...
When William Lansford and the other members of the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion were in New Zealand he was walking down...
To William Lansford, all campaigns had goofy things happen. The first time he went out by himself he had been warned of...
The first chance William Lansford and the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion had [Annotator's Note: to fight the Japanese] was...
In September 1947, James T. Lindsey enlisted in the US Army Air Forces to become a pilot. Because of his background in...
Basilone [Annotator's Note: Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone] and his guys went ashore in the third wave. William...
William Lansford was attached to the 27th Regiment [Annotator's Note: Regimental Headquarters, 27th Marine Regiment,...
Robert Villars noted that the crews on some of the Liberty ships [Annotator's Note: a class of quickly produced cargo...
James T. Lindsey served with the Merchant Marines [Annotator’s Note: on the SS Percy E. Foxworth] during World War 2....
Robert Dannehl had further trained in Portland, Maine where he became an operator of a high frequency direction finder...
I. J. Karpay enjoyed being an Armed Guard [Annotator's Note: US Navy Armed Guard] on a merchant ship [Annotator's Note...
Robert Villars and his merchant ship pulled into the neutral port of Lourenço Marques. [Annotator's Note: Lourenço...
Robert Villars' third voyage was through the South Atlantic and the Straits of Gibraltar. Entering the Mediterranean,...
James T. Lindsey was born in Marshall, Missouri in August 1924. He grew up with one sister. His parents owned a...
Gene M. Cushman was born in 1920 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He grew up with an older brother. His father, a career...
In 1942, Gene M. Cushman was admitted to the aviation cadet program and attended his pre-flight training in San Antonio...
Robert Villars and his friend Charlie returned home to New Orleans in January 1944. A big party was thrown and everyone...
Robert Dannehl took advantage of the G.I. Bill [Annotator's Note: the G.I. Bill, or Servicemen's Readjustment Act of...
Wilbur Lee Jackson was discharged, but had to sign up for the draft afterward. There was concern about the war not...
After being discharged from service, I. J. Karpay did not have a hard time adjusting to civilian life. He used the G.I...
Gene M. Cushman commends Reagan [Annotator’s Note: Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th president of the United States] for his...

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