Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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Romus Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September 1943 and were stationed for...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Fred Bergeron saw three carriers as well as battle ships, cruisers and destroyers spread out over a very wide area. The...
To Edmund Durocher, New Britain was just as bad as Guadalcanal. They went to New Guinea before they landed on New...
Charles Womack shipped out from San Diego. He does not remember what he thought about as he left the United States. The...
Ralph Weymouth was aboard the Saratoga [Annotator's Note: USS Saratoga (CV-3)] in San Diego when he learned of the...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
Billy Grieves rode the Falcon [Annotator's Note: US Navy submarine rescue ship USS Falcon (AM-28 /ASR-2)] down to New...
Robert Swan and three other guys in his squadron [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 44 (VP-44)] rented a house. Each...
After Norman Hatch landed with Major Jim Crowe [Annotator's Note: Major Henry Pierson Crowe commanded 2nd Battalion,...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200).] The islands [Annotator...
Martin Carmody was briefed that there were no available carriers for them to fly off of. The Saratoga [Annotator's Note...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Roger Shaw made a big mistake in his first opportunity as a ship’s captain. He was assigned to an army transport and...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] On 16 February 1944 the...
Arthur Pendleton participated in a lot of covert operations. It was interesting work. Pendleton did not know the...
Before the 5th Marine Division landed on Iwo Jima, Norman Hatch assigned all of the men in his camera outfit to various...
Robert Freligh probably decided to join the navy because his brother was in the army and there was most likely some...
Lisle Neher took part in all five of the fire bomb mission. On those missions they would fly between 300 feet and 700...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT13,...
Robert Swan and the other officers in his squadron, Patrol Squadron 44 or VP-44, did everything underground while they...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]When...
Lieutenant Hagerty was promoted as a liaison officer for the 1st Marine Division and coordinated all of the regiments...
George Peto served in the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. He spent 32 months overseas and...
During the first night they [Annotator's Note: Harlan Twible and the other survivors of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35)]...
Ira Schilling was born in June 1924 in Saratoga, Texas. His parents separated when he was very young and he moved to...
Richard Keller had a good friend from Alabama who was a funny guy. He received different training than Keller had...
Richard O'Kane gave William Leibold a nice 35mm camera. O’Kane snuck it in the trunk of Leibold's car one day during a...
Harold DeForest landed in New Caledonia and was sent to a replacement center. There, he and another guy volunteered to...
Fred Bergeron was 19 years old when he took part in the Battle of Midway. He did not really have any idea just how...
When the morning came, someone told Jack Houston that he 22nd [Annotator's Note: 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine...
In early January [Annotator's Note: January 1944] Allen Tillery went to Linda Vista where he boarded the USS Manila Bay...
Sidney Philips remembers hearing about Pearl Harbor while sitting at a drug store counter on the corner of Dauphin and...
By the time Harold Whitaker made his first voyage carrying grain to North Africa the war in Europe was over so there...

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