Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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Mahlen Arledge and the 81st Infantry Division were placed on ships that were destined for the island of Angaur. The...
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...
Richard Baile was given a rigid physical which was going well until they gave him the color blind test again. This time...
James Muri landed on Midway around 29 May [Annotator's Note: 29 May 1942]. At that moment he did not know what the geo...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
The assault of Attu went well as Stanley Wolczyk landed at Massacre Bay. It was unopposed on the beach. They went over...
Jack Skaggs could tell the end of the war was coming by April 1945 when the 7th Fleet wiped out the shipyard in Osaka....
While heading to the invasion of Iwo Jima, Richard Nummer's convoy of ships was joined by numerous ships at Saipan....
After leaving the Wahoo [Annotator's Note: USS Wahoo (SS-238)], James Allen was transferred to the USS Sperry (AS-12)....
Robert Swan left the island [Annotator's Note: Midway Island] around 8 or 10 June [Annotator's Note: June 1942]. Even...
[Annotator's Note: Orville Bethard served as an Electrician’s Mate aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63) which was sunk during...
Norman Hatch, along with a group of other servicemen, boarded a train for Washington DC on a Sunday morning. Most of...
After Orville Bethard went aboard ship [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] they went to Australia where...
Sterling Cale was on night duty at the shipyard dispensary in the Navy yard before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had...
Jack Leaming was launched off the deck of the Enterprise on the morning of 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast, he went to the...
Donald Stratton recalls that none of the men were sleeping [Annotator's Note: when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor...
Louis Conter started 7 December 1941 aboard USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor. It was his practice to substitute for...
Robert Templet believes that there was a lack of preparation for an enemy attack at Pearl Harbor during the weeks...
James Ramage was at Pearl Harbor when the Battle of Midway took place. He was not aboard ship at the time. The...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200).] The Thresher left port...
The platoon leader, company commander, and the battalion weapons officer approached Arthur Jackson [Annotator's Note:...
Rollins Rosenzweig and his fellow Navy airmen were told ahead of the attack that they would be going to the South China...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
Lloyd Guillory joined the Air Force and was shipped to Sheppard Field in Texas. It was a hell hole for Guillory. There...
After graduating from radio school, Fred Bergeron, his older brother and their two friends, were all assigned to Task...
From there [Annotator's Note: Smyrna Army Airfield, Tennessee], Paul Dietzel was sent to Lincoln Army Air Base for...
Sumner Whitten was admitted to the training program as a PFC. When it was discovered that he had a college education he...
The name of Wendall Woodall's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] was City of...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS George Gayle after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It...
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
After the war, Anthony Costa attended Junior College and Berkley [Annotator's Note: University of California at...
The barracks Charles Womack and the other Marines stayed in when they were on Pavuvu the first time were still there...

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