Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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The Battle of the Driniumor River ended in August of 1944 after the Japanese 18th Army had been completely decimated....
Claude Shannahan and his unit went to Vallejo, California while waiting for transfer papers to go on furlough. Shanahan...
Some days after eliminating the machine gun position, Romus Burgin and his fellow Marines faced another machine gun...
Walter Broll saw the raid on Bari, Italy start at about 7:30 at night while the Grace Abbott's cargo was being...
From New Guinea, Jack Yusen and the other survivors [Annotator's Note: survivors of the 25 October 1944 sinking of the...
When they were heading to Tonga, Fred Bergeron and the rest of his air group were dropped off in Fiji. They flew some...
Richard Higgins left Peleliu and went to Pavuvu and got off the ship. The next day a clerk told Higgins that he was...
Sidney Philips remembers someone being perfect. He was handsome, young, and the girls loved him. Phillips tells...
Astley Blackwell’s ship [Annotator's Note: the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] was sunk on 25 October [Annotator's Note: 25...
Harold Bergbower remembers the freedom to eat as much as he wanted after he was freed from the Japanese POW [Annotator'...
Edmund Durocher spent three months on Pavuvu. The Marine brass cut the division [Annotator's Note: the 1st Marine...
One day in late 1945 Allen Tillery was called in to the office of the colonel and informed that his application for the...
From California they went to Kwajalein. There, Wendall Woodall tried to talk his radar operator into trying some...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
James McEnery was sent to a naval base in Norfolk, Virginia. While he was in Norfolk a national state of emergency was...
Walter Broll sailed north of Iceland on his first convoy. The ship zig-zagged over the course of the voyage. He did...
One day, Jack Yusen heard his name called and he was ordered to report to the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413). Yusen and...
[Annotators Note: Edgar Cole served in the US Marine Corps in the 52nd Defense Battalion.] The Japanese attack on Pearl...
Jack Glass believes that good commanders made the USS Enterprise (CV-6) such a good ship. There was hardly anyone in...
After some time in Melbourne, Edmund Durocher and the other Marines [Annotator's Note: of the 1st Marine Division] were...
Harold DeForest was born in March 1924 in Saint Catherine's, Canada. His mother brought him to the United States when...
Richard Keller grew up in Hahnville, Louisiana. He started first grade in 1924 and graduated in 1935. From there,...
Dale LeBlanc was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and grew up like most every other American boy during the depression....
Robert Freligh was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1921. He moved to Adrian, Michigan where he went to live in an...
Woody Woodall [Annotator's Note: Wendall Woodall] was born in March 1925 in Webster City, Iowa. They were so poor that...
James Salerno stayed in San Diego for about four or five months. From there they went to Pearl Harbor where they saw...
Benjamin Carson received ten days leave after the Makin Island raid. He was billeted at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in...
Claude Shannahan left Tulagi and boarded the USS Colhoun (APD-2) on the way to Guadalcanal. They had just gotten into...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Higgins served in the US Marine Corps in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
[Annotator's Note: James Gulotta served in the Army as an intelligence and reconnaissance team leader in the 21st...
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
From Hawaii, Walter Jacobs and his division went to Guam. One of their regiments, the 307th [Annotator's Note: 307th...
Walter Jacobs took part in the fighting on Guam, Leyte, Kerama Retto, Ie Shima, and Okinawa. Of those, Okinawa was the...
Allen Tillery left Tinian in late December 1944 and was sent to Guam. When he got there he was assigned to the Japanese...

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