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[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
Raymond Bailey was on the mess deck washing cups when he felt the first shudder caused by the bomb hit [Annotator's...
Sterling Cale was on night duty at the shipyard dispensary in the Navy yard before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had...
Jack Leaming was launched off the deck of the Enterprise on the morning of 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast, he went to the...
For the year prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the attack was on Sunday, 7 December 1941], James...
Louis Conter started 7 December 1941 aboard USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor. It was his practice to substitute for...
James Ramage was at Pearl Harbor when the Battle of Midway took place. He was not aboard ship at the time. The...
Donald Hoff's plane was not bothered [Annotator's Note: by Japanese fighters during the second strike of the Battle of...
When Donald Hoff's pilot [Annotator's Note: US Navy Ensign J.C. Dexter] pulled up from his dive, he pulled up so hard...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Hoff served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless...
Rollins Rosenzweig and his fellow Navy airmen were told ahead of the attack that they would be going to the South China...
To conserve what little was left in the battery, Donald Hoff turned off the transmitter, receiver, intercom and IFF or...
Robert Freligh’s crewman Sam Plonski was from the Boston area, and Peter Sanchez from the Chicago area. He always flew...
[Annotator's Note: Orville Bethard served in the Navy as an Electrician’s Mate aboard USS Midway (CVE-63), renamed USS...
Walter Nelson loved the airplane he flew in [Annotators Note: TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bombers]. It was slow but...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
Jake Ussery boarded the Langley [Annotator's Note: USS Langley (CVL-27)] in the United States and joined in operations...
Jack Leaming and his SBD pilot had just completed their bombing run on Marcus Island when the antiaircraft fire became...
The first and only time Raymond Bailey ever came under attack was on 19 March 1945. They were 50 miles off the coast of...
Benjamin Carson assessed the battle for Bougainville to be unique in the sense that the intent was not to capture the...
[Annotators Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
That afternoon, Clayton Fisher and his squadron [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 8 (VB-8)] were launched again to...
James Odom recalled two big "fracases." In Leyte Bay, his ship was part of what he has been told was the largest...
Rollins Rosenzweig was part of the aircraft carrier naval air cover for the invasion of Iwo Jima. [Annotator's Note:...
As Ralph Weymouth approached the Japanese fleet, he saw that it was organized in a typical formation for ships at sea....
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
When he was still 100 miles out from his carrier [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6)], the primitive radar in...
The next morning, 5 June [Annotator's Note: 5 June 1942], Fred Bergeron had breakfast then went to his plane. When they...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Glass served in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) as an aviation radioman in Fighting...
The day the affair took place [Annotator's Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea on 19-20 June 1944] they had not had...
Ralph Weymouth was awarded the Navy Cross for the Battle of the Philippine Sea. He was given the award for his...
Fred Bergeron saw three carriers as well as battle ships, cruisers and destroyers spread out over a very wide area. The...

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