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In Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Everett Hyland did hear rumors of going to war. When out on their two weeks at sea, and at...
Warren Nolan went to Pearl Harbor aboard a Navy troop transport ship. It took about six days to get there. He was then...
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...
Leroy Fadem experienced his only occasion of seasickness on the shakedown cruise to Guantanamo aboard the USS Stevens (...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Lowe and men from his outfit, a detachment of the US Marine Corps' 1st Defense Battlion, were...
Near the end of the war, Warren Nolan was near Okinawa. They would spend months at general quarters and were exhausted...
James Odom recalled two big "fracases." In Leyte Bay, his ship was part of what he has been told was the largest...
Vernon Cummings' first battle station [Annotator's Note: aboard USS Indiana (BB-58)] was below deck in the powder room...
Leroy Fadem experienced long voyages between sightings of land while he served in the Pacific [Annotator's Note: Fadem...
Stewart Bass was excited and nervous to fly his first combat mission. He soon calmed down, followed his training and...
Harold Buell and his fellow "Cactus Airforce" pilots searched the Slot for enemy ships. The enemy had Zero [Annotator's...
Rollins Rosenzweig was part of the aircraft carrier naval air cover for the invasion of Iwo Jima. [Annotator's Note:...
Warren Nolan was quickly made an Officer of the Deck aboard the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) while only an ensign. He was...
Bryghte Davis Godbold observed incoming Japanese aircraft flying at a low level. They flew over the islands and...
Harold Buell flew both the Douglas SBD Dauntless and the Curtis SB2C Helldiver dive bombers. There were positive and...
Harold Buell wanted to hit a major enemy warship but seemed to never have the opportunity. He finally had his chance...
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...
Aboard ship in Hawaii before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dossie East did not suspect the war was imminent. Pearl Harbor...
When the war with Germany ended, Richard Ryan hoped he would be sent home. He had a one year old son he had not yet...
Perry Smith was born at West Point, New York in 1934 while his father was serving as an instructor at the US Military...
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...
Marvin Westcott was aboard the USS Balch (DD-363) while she performed escort duty for the aircraft USS Enterprise (CV-6...
Surviving the aerial attack on his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber], Earl Williams and...
Harold Buell discusses his wartime experiences and his opinions of multiple dive bomber and fighter pilots who he flew...
Warren Nolan was aboard the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) when it was hit by two kamikaze aircraft on 11 May 1945. The deck...
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...
Ralph Weymouth was aboard the Saratoga [Annotator's Note: USS Saratoga (CV-3)] in San Diego when he learned of the...

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