Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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Walter Jacobs thought the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Rifle] was a good weapon but required a lot of...
[Annotator's Note: This clip begins with Frank Stewart showing the interviewer some newspaper clippings that had been...
Lloyd Guillory had two eventful missions he would never forget. On a mission before he reached Ie-Shima, Guillory flew...
[Annotator's Note: George Peto served in the US Marine Corps in a machine gun section in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
Ira Schilling killed a Japanese soldier on Guadalcanal with a shotgun. In the morning, before the Marines moved out...
Keith Renstrom and Amagony [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling; on Iwo Jima] looked at each other and gave each other...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin "R.V." Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in...
After Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment hit the beach at Tarawa, Company L split up and...
One of the Japanese jumped out of the tank [Annotator's Note: on Tinian] and Keith Renstrom shot him. He was awarded...
William Garbo first entered a combat zone in an Army DUKW [Annotator's Note: an amphibious truck, referred to as a Duck...
Kenneth Killilea and the 4th Division returned to Maui from Tinian. There was a big luau and then training started...
Arthur Pendleton was happy to get off of Cape Gloucester. They were there during the monsoon season. It was a terribly...
While Richard Keller was in Miami he got a phone call from a major asking if Keller wanted to go to the Command and...
[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...
John Singlaub was in Denver, Colorado commanding a Readiness Region when he was asked to go overseas once again. [...
A call went out for volunteers and Battery H, 11th Marine Regiment sent five people to the front to help out. Three of...
Edward Bale spent the first night on Tarawa sleeping next to a disabled LVT [Annotator's Note: Landing Vehicle, Tracked...
Richard Witaker faced many hardships on Okinawa. Troops suffered from fatigue resulting from tension and lack of sleep...
Rollins Rosenzweig was part of the aircraft carrier naval air cover for the invasion of Iwo Jima. [Annotator's Note:...
[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....
Emmett Kaylor's time in basic training was his first time in the South where they talked a little different. Their...
Around the time Paul Dietzel flew his first mission, General Curtis LeMay had gone to the Pacific to take over the 20th...
Robert Curl and his boat crew left the English port at midnight on 6 June [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944] headed to the...
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...
Frank Pomroy describes Johnny Rivers in detail saying the he liked to drink quite a bit and punched a hole in their...
[Annotator's Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS-306) during that vessel's...
John Nicholas's ship, the USS Gayety (AM-239), participated in submarine chasing in the Pacific. He set the depth...
Harold Joslin was an intercept operator [Annotator's Note: communication code specialist who interpreted enemy coded...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Keller served in the Army as the company commander of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 148th...

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