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After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roy Boreen was stationed at the Section Base until 1943. After that, he was sent to...
Marvin Westcott describes his experiences and observations of the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He...
Patrick Russell flew ground support for the battle of Okinawa. His plane carried various types of ordnance. Some had...
Patrick Russell made the reports on the 20 or 25 accidents sustained by aircraft in January [Annotator's Note: 1945]....
Harold Buell returned to the United States after his Air Group 2 on Hornet [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet (CV-12)] was...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...
Louis Conter returned to the United States for night fighter training. When he received his commission in New Guinea,...
Walter Nelson went into the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. It was just about the same time that...
In the first days of June [Annotator's Note: June 1942], Donald Hoff and his fellow airmen were getting nervous,...
Jack Leaming and the crew of the USS Enterprise (CV-6) left Pearl Harbor and attacked the Marshall Islands in February...
Harold Buell was on the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-5)] only a brief time before being reassigned. He...
Dossie East's first encounter with the Japanese was in the Battle of the Coral Sea. During that battle, East's ship [...
Donald Wilson was changed by the Second World War. He lost friends on his ship [Annotator's Note: USS New Orleans (CA-...
Harold Buell is proud to have been a dive bomber pilot. He was recalled from the United States to help a squadron that...
Stewart Bass' most memorable experience in World War 2 was his participation in the attack on the Japanese battleship...
Vernon Cummings had the opportunity to voyage on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) with his son in 1977. His...
Rollins Rosenzweig has a vivid memory of looking through his tail gun window as the Yamato was being attacked and...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Hoff served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless...
Thomas Wicker received orders to serve on an oilier, which he was not thrilled about. He graduated from Tulane...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Hoff served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless...
[Annotator's Note: Everett Hyland served in the Navy as a radio operator on the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) and was aboard...
Air Group 6 was fleshed out with the detachment Jack Glass was part of. When it reported aboard [Annotator's Note:...
That attack on the Japanese fleet off Guadalcanal was a turning point in Martin Carmody’s life. He felt bad about...
Alexander Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi...
Merrill was returning from a search mission just as the Doolittle Raiders were taking off from the Hornet [Annotator's...
Paul Hilliard believes the SBD Dauntless is much underrated and unfortunately much unrecognized. WWII books sometimes...
Wiley grew up during the Great Depression and he joined the Navy in 1940 just shortly after he graduated from high...
Years later Vejtasa asked Japanese veterans if they had thought about strafing the deck and they said no. Vejtasa would...
When Feightner pulled up at the end of the runway he was hit again. His F6F [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F "Hellcat"...
The torpedo planes flew into Espiritu Santo. They stayed on Espiritu Santo for about a week. They sent 6 TBF's [...
Vejtasa could see the Lexington on fire but still recovering planes. The Yorktown was also burning but recovering...
Vejtasa had hit the carrier he had made a run on. Fighting 42 was aboard the Yorktown and was commanded by Jimmy...
Admiral Kinkaid [Annotato's Note: Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid] who had no experince with carriers or aviators, ordered a...
On the morning of the battle, Vejtasa was flying CAP. Jimmy Flately and Johnny Leppla were flying escort for the...
During the second Truk raid Alexander Vraciu was on a morning hop escorting bombers when they were attacked by a group...
Merrill was aboard the Saratoga [Annotator's Note: USS Saratoga, CV-3] both times she was torpedoed.When they left...

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