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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...
The ship [Annotator's Note: the aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13)] wasn't at Pearl Harbor for long before heading...
The Evans [Annotator's Note: US Navy destroyer USS Evans (DD-552)] was a Fletcher Class destroyer of 2100 tons.Life on...
Thatcher watched and was actually in a few of the B-25's that were practicing taking off from a short runway. It gave...
For Paul Hilliard, The National WWII Museum obtaining an SBD [Annotators Note: Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber] is a...
Hopkins finished that phase in September 1941. Hopkins was assigned to Bombing Squadron 4 which operated off of the USS...
Wiley relates that at the time of the hit and run carrier raids, they had more aircrew than airplanes. Being a new...
Earnest then had to make a decision, he was already a 2nd lieutenant in the Army but he was not sure if he wanted to be...
On the trip from Pendleton to Columbia [Annotators Note: Oregon to South Carolina in December 1941] Richard Cole was...
On the evening of 28 February [Annotator's Note: 28 February 1942] they left the area they had been fighting in and...
When Merrill went aboard the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown, CV-5] she was damaged but had been patched up....
It took Blanchard quite a while to get topside. There was a lot of smoke. The men had to move to get away from it all....
In 1942 they began to realize that the Japanese were planning an assault on Port Moresby [Annotator's Note: New Guinea...
During the night the Japanese must have started a push because the ship [Annotator’s Note: the destroyer USS Evans]...
The engines on the plane that Thatcher was working with were in phenomenal shape due to the diligence they displayed in...
They missed the Battle of the Coral Sea. They were told that the Lexington was sunk and the Yorktown was damaged....
The Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-10)] was gone when Feightner arrived at Pearl Harbor so he went down...
After Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown, CV-5] left Pearl Harbor for Midway she took on the Saratoga Air Group [...
Alexander Vraciu scored nine aerial victories during his first tour. His first kill was a Zero [Annotators Note:...
Brooks and the other sailor were loaded into the truck and taken to a small camp with other POWs. In the area were some...
There was a problem with some of the arming switches in the Bombing 3 [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 3] bombers....
O'Callahan [Annotator's Note: Medal of Honor recipient US Navy Captain Joseph T. O'Callahan] was all over the place. He...
They found out the Japanese operation was going to take place at Midway. Nimitz had to get his aircraft carriers back...
The 2nd plane [Annotator’s Note: the 2nd kamikaze on 10 May 1945] that hit them hit the after engine room. He came in...
In Sacramento Jones checked Doolittle out. Doolittle had selected as his crew, the crew of one of the pilots who had...
Hopkins was the 33rd plane to take off. It was the 1st time that Hopkins took off carrying a live bomb. After he took...
Wiley stayed on the Portland [Annotator's Note: US Navy heavy cruiser USS Portland, CA-33] for 2 days and slept on the...
Waldron was the commanding officer of Torpedo Squadron 8. He wanted things done his way and he wanted them done right....
Norman Kleiss went to the ready room. The weather was very cloudy with just a few patches of open sky. A Japanese plane...

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