Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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Quintana believes that it is important that people continue to study and research World War II however he does note...
Renstrom and Amagony [Annotator’s Note: unsure of spelling; on Iwo Jima] looked at each other and gave each other the...
Mack is the chaplain of the Sixth Marine Division Association. He notes that the ranks are getting very thin. The...
Frank Stewart shows the interviewer a photograph that was taken at the naval hospital in San Diego. Bob Day had also...
After the battle they headed to the Aleutians. At this time they had a full air group after adopting guys from Bombing...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
The last thing Richard Greer and his fellow Marines did before leaving Guadalcanal was to dedicate a cemetery in honor...
Iwo Jima as the worst place Dave Severance fought. They could not see the enemy. The terrain was rough and open. Living...
The Laffey escorted a ship named the Dashing Wave [Annotator's Note: SS Dashing Wave] all the way back to the States [...
By 1944 Harold Ward had added some stripes to his arm. Ward was transferred to an AK ship, a big liberty ship [...
Alex Vraciu knew that the next time they saw air action it would be part of a landing somewhere. When his group was...
James understands that movies are made so people think they are interesting. He understands that Hollywood adds its own...
Years later Vejtasa asked Japanese veterans if they had thought about strafing the deck and they said no. Vejtasa would...
Crain believes that it is important to have museums such as The World War II Museum [Annotator's Note: The National...
Jones believes that the raid was important and worth the risk and cost. After the raid the men just kept on going.Jones...
After Mervosh helped his wounded friends in the foxhole he realized that he had lost his hearing. Eventually after a...
The guys at Midway knew that the Navy was out there but not where they were. Whitten was at Midway when the SBD from...
When Feightner pulled up at the end of the runway he was hit again. His F6F [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F "Hellcat"...
Another of the Japanese pushers [Annotator’s Note: Japanese guards at POW camps in the Philippines] was called Many...
Baptiste feels that a lot of talent was lost by the navy segregating them. He used to talk to his officers about it.He...
Bailey has seen the Okinawan civilian jumping off of cliffs on television. It puzzles Bailey how two Okinawan women...
The second day they were run out by the Japanese again [Annotator’s Note: On Okinawa, April 1945]. Deen notes that it...
Crump got to Panteloria and was alongside the dock. All of the German prisoners of war did the work. They were younger...
The torpedo planes flew into Espiritu Santo. They stayed on Espiritu Santo for about a week. They sent 6 TBF's [...
Childers was placed in a basket and hoisted onto the deck of the destroyer that had picked him and his crew up. He was...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
[Annotators Note: James Goodrich served in the US Marine Corps as a machinegun section leader in the 27th Marine...
James Smith watched the battle [Annotators Note: the battle of Gavutu] from Tulagi. [Annotators Note: Smith gets off...
After Arthur Jackson got back to the United States [Annotators Note: after being wounded in the Pacific] he was sent to...
They [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] called the officer over and told him that the war was over. About a half hour...
The next morning Alexander Vraciu and the other guerillas headed north up the national highway. They took a bugler and...
Once Pomroy was brought to the beach he was treated by a Navy Corpsman and evacuated from Peleliu to a hospital ship...
Yellin is not sure if he was fired upon during landings and take offs from Iwo Jima. Yellin recalls that one of his...
When asked about a general message about his service and war, Tarrant references Civil War General Sherman's quote, "...
They did not know the exact cause of his death since he was in halfway decent shape but initially they were told his...
William Lansford was attached to the 27th Regiment [Annotators Note: Headquarters, 27th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine...

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