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When Donald Hoff's plane went into its dive, it did not last long. At 250 miles per hour the dive goes by quick. When...
Charles Davis has many observations about the number 13, which he considers lucky nowadays. Davis described the evening...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT13,...
Charles Brooks landed on the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-10)] just in time for the attack on the...
In James Lovell’s book [Annotator's Note: Lovell authored and co-authored multiple books and does not indicate which...
Jack Taylor was well pleased flying F6F [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter aircraft] fighter planes. The...
James Ramage and other pilots were ready to go [Annotator's Note: Ramage is talking about attacking Japanese aircraft...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Hoff served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless...
Warren Nolan was part of Task Force 58 when they were making carrier raids south of Japan in preparation for the...
Walter Nelson recognized that they were close enough that they could have bailed over Australia if they needed to. From...
Martin Jacobson arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii soon after the Marshall Islands Campaign in 1944. He underwent more...
Lester Hecht was heading to the invasion of Leyte. Halsey [Annotator's Note: US Navy Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey]...
Martin Jacobson returned to Maui, Hawaii after the invasion of Guam [Annotator's Note: Second Battle of Guam, 21 July...
Donald Witmer said the Japanese decided on a last-gasp attempt at interrupting the invasion of Leyte with three prongs...
Stewart Bass served aboard an Essex class aircraft carrier. [Annotator's Note: Bass served as a Grumman TBM Avenger...
Paul J. Frisco's regular watch station aboard the USS Cushing (DD-797) during the first year or so he was aboard was in...
Following stateside training, Rollins Rosenzweig was assigned to the Bunker Hill [Annotator's Note: USS Bunker Hill (CV...
When Warren Nolan first boarded the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) he thought it was massive. He watched the first flight...
Dale Peterson served on two different cruisers, the USS San Diego (CL-53) and the USS San Juan (CL-54). His battle...
When they [Annotator's Note: Donald Hoff and the rest of the strike group] arrived at the point where they [Annotator's...
The first flight Jack Glass went on was a search mission during the later stage of the Eastern Solomons campaign. The...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Frank Purvis says there a lot of things that stick in your mind. One of the destroyer escorts lost a man overboard. The...
The Army was in charge of the Fiji station where Ted Wiebe's group was being held, and although they clothed and fed...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Everett Hyland what he saw from the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) during the...
In February [Annotator's Note: February 1942], Ted Wiebe was making raids on Salamaua and Lae [Annotator's Note: on the...
Warren Nolan remembers one particular close call around Okinawa. There was an enemy plane coming in from pretty far out...
It was getting dark when they took off after the Japanese fleet. The most Jack Glass had flown up to that point was...
The war ended while James Lovell was a senior in high school and he remembers V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over...
Patrick Russell was aboard a cruiser [Annotator's Note: the USS Detroit (CL-8)] that performed a "pineapple run." It...
Jake Ussery and the Langley [Annotator's Note: USS Langley (CVL-27)] began to prepare for Okinawa soon after departing...
Charles Brooks was sent to Corpus Christie, Texas as a night flight instructor. [Annotator's Note: Brooks was a TBF...
Vernon Cummings' ship [Annotator's Note: USS Indiana (BB-58)] stayed in formation with the carriers until 1 April 1945...
Mitchell Zimmer served aboard two sister-ship submarines, the Snapper [Annotator's Note: USS Snapper (SS-185) and the...
After Pearl Harbor, Donald Witmer's next destination was Eniwetok Atoll. When they arrived, there were no Japanese...
Arthur Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University, he was an...

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