Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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Burton Johnson entered into service at Clinton, Arkansas at age 18. At Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he was assigned to the 1st...
Stanley Wolczyk was born in Cleveland, Ohio in December 1917. His father and mother were both Polish immigrants. They...
John Singlaub enlisted in the US Army Artillery because he wanted the experience to supplement his infantry skills....
Mahlen Arledge received his draft notice in July 1943 and went into service the next month. He elected to go into the...
Billy Grieves was born in Liberty Center, Ohio. At a young age his parents moved the family to Detroit, Michigan for...
Mitchell Zimmer liked the idea of sailing on a smaller boat like a submarine. He was trained in New London, Connecticut...
James Allen was 16 years old in the spring of 1942 and a junior in high when he decided to join the Navy. In March he...
Russell Gackenbach had his Army Air Forces basic training in Florida. There were not enough uniforms for the recruits...
David Fisher reported for active duty on 23 December 1943 at Camp Beauregard [Annotator's Note: in Pineville, Louisiana...
For William Winter, basic training was different [Annotator's Note: different than his previous experiences at Ole Miss...
Robert Addison was born in Akron, Ohio in December 1922. Growing up he was very athletic and played many different...
Robert Addison was born in Akron, Ohio in December 1922. Growing up he was very athletic and played many different...
The Army Air Corps had so many people in the system that they had to figure out what to do with them so they created...
In June 1942, Fred Bergeron was told to pack his sea bags. He and the squadron [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 3 (...
Jake Ussery boarded the Langley [Annotator's Note: USS Langley (CVL-27)] in the United States and joined in operations...
Harold Joslin was transported from Guam directly to Japan on the Argentina Maru. [Annotator's Note: Joslin had been...
Harold Bergbower has no memory of the trip from the POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp in Davao on Mindanao...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Rosendahl served in the USAAF as an aircraft mechanic with the 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th...
[Annotator's Note: Alfred Raymond Mosher served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman in the station hospital on the...
Walter Broll benefited by the war because it made him an alert man instead of the 18 year old minor he was when he...
A day after William Garbo and his machine gun squad successfully ambushed a group of Japanese soldiers in a mountain...
Wim de Jonge accompanied an officer to Jakarta. They traveled alone in a jeep through the mountains without convoy...
While on Midway, Sumner Whitten's squadron was changed from VMSB-231 [Annotator's Note: Marine Scout Bombing Squadron...
Paul Dietzel flew from the Hawaiian Islands over Kwajalein to Tinian. During the flight they had not had anything to...
Jack Leaming and his SBD pilot had just completed their bombing run on Marcus Island when the antiaircraft fire became...
[Annotator's Note: Emil Schoonejans served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Burrfish (SS-312) and was rated a...
One of the chiefs saw Jack Yusen again at the opening of the Taffy 3 memorial and asked Yusen if he remembered him....
After being wounded, Richard Keller was evacuated to a field hospital [Annotator's Note: Keller was shot by a sniper...
There is newsreel footage of an awards ceremony Fred Bergeron was part of that was shown in his home town while he was...
Thomas Tizzard was aboard the USS Denver (CL-58) when it went into dry dock to be repaired after being torpedoed. The...
Frank Stewart shows the interviewer a photograph that was taken at the naval hospital in San Diego. Bob Day had also...
To fill personnel losses resulting from accidents and combat, Richard Baile's crew was broken up. He was made the...
Glen Kuskie had just made it to shore after surviving a Hell ship that was sunk by the Americans. [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: Everett Hyland served in the Navy as a radio operator on the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) and was aboard...
Arthur Pendleton went to Pavuvu after Cape Gloucester. There, he dealt with a bout of appendicitis which almost killed...

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