Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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[Annotator's Note: James Allen served in the Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class in the submarine service and was aboard the...
Dale LeBlanc went to boot camp in San Diego. Marines who went to boot camp in San Diego were referred to as Hollywood...
George Peto produced some paintings and pieces of propaganda that were based on his unit during battle in the Pacific....
Norman Hatch does not think of his experiences on Tarawa or Iwo Jima continuously. Rather, his experiences flood back...
Ira Schilling is a proud American and a proud veteran of World War 2 and thinks that the existence of The National WWII...
Once William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, he resumed command of his machine gun...
A call went out for volunteers and Battery H, 11th Marine Regiment sent five people to the front to help out. Three of...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Sidney Philips remembers the whole platoon being sent away to Lejeune. Most of the men were put into the 1st Regiment....
Around the time Paul Dietzel flew his first mission, General Curtis LeMay had gone to the Pacific to take over the 20th...
Norman Hatch was asleep at his place in New York on the morning of 7 December 1941. He had preset his radio to turn on...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).]During the shakedown...
John Nicholas's ship, the USS Gayety (AM-239), participated in submarine chasing in the Pacific. He set the depth...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Keller served in the Army as the company commander of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 148th...
Joseph LaNier exited San Francisco toward Pearl Harbor. Everything that LaNier saw when he went into the Navy was new...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
[Annotator's Note: Segment begins with the interviewer asking William Winter about civil rights during his political...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Arthur Pendleton made a lot of friends and had a lot of fun. At the end of his fourth year which he had signed up for...
Martin Carmody took a course that would be parallel to the island. He made a good landing in the ocean but the force of...
As Ralph Weymouth approached the Japanese fleet, he saw that it was organized in a typical formation for ships at sea....
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
The first day Dale LeBlanc was ashore on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: LeBlanc landed on Okinawa on 1 April 1945] they...
What they [Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves and his fellow crewmen aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200)] didn't...
Richard Nummer was born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He had five brothers and a sister, all of who were raised in...
Clayton Fisher has a friend named Roy Russell who served in the same bomb group, Bombing Squadron 8 (VB-8), who is...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
John Nicholas was born in Marysville, Michigan in December 1924. He grew up in Marysville with his half brother and...
Lawrence N. Brooks was born in 1909 in Norwood, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge. Most of his youth was spent near...
Walter Broll was born in 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up and was educated in Baltimore. During the Great...
Sidney Philips was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He grew up on Georgia Avenue in midtown. Eugene [Annotators Note...
Harold Bergbower was born in Newton, Illinois in 1920. He had four brothers and two sisters. He was the fifth born of...
David Yoho was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August 1928 and grew up in the inner city. He had two sisters....
Lisle Neher was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in August 1924. Life in Oshkosh was wonderful. There was a lot to do and...
Fulton "Jack" Taylor was born in 1925 in Corbin, Louisiana [Annotator's Note: cannot verify town name]. The family...
Allen Lamm was born in 1924 in Denham Springs, Louisiana. He grew up there and can remember the physical punishment he...

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