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Ferrier's airplane was taken back to Pearl Harbor after the battle. The engineers do all sorts of things to the plane,...
Alexander Vraciu lost his wing man, Brockmeyer [Annotators Note: US Navy Ensign Homer Brockmeyer], out over the...
There was a problem on Midway with producing fresh water. It was solved by evaporators and other techniques that were...
The ship spent a few days in San Diego. When the Yorktown had passed through the Panama Canal, Vejtasa had been...
As they went out, they saw a lone destroyer or possibly a light cruiser. They went to find the carrier but they did not...
Lepla took off with the strike group on the morning of the Battle of Santa Cruz [Annotator's Note: 26 October 1942]....
Most of the tests had to do with navigation. They got off of the ship in Pearl Harbor. Eventually Earnest was told that...
The planes all arrived about the same time. They then steamed north.The men knew that the Japanese had sent an armada...
Alexander Vraciu and the other members of his squadron [Annotators Note: Fighting Squadron 16 (VF 16)] were in their...
The Yorktown [Annotator’s Note: USS Yorktown (CV-5)] ended up getting the worst of it in the form of aerial and...
Hopkins was aboard the Hornet when they were under attack. It was quite an attack. The first few bombs knocked out the...
They [Annotator’s Note: the dive bombers] would cut the engines if nothing came back from the PBY's and call it a day [...
When Childers strapped in he said over the radio that it was his birthday and that he wanted to celebrate.Three of the...
After returning to his carrier, Norman Kleiss got a cup of coffee and prepared for his next flight. About that time a...
After the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot [Annotators Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea] the action really slowed down...
All four Japanese carriers were sunk during the Battle of Midway. The Japanese plan had been to draw the American...
Before the Battle of the Coral Sea , Vejtasa's group got some information on the Japanese base at Rabaul and the...
Earnest tried to get a lead on the cruiser so he could drop his torpedo [Annotator’s Note: after being hit during the...
One ensign did bail out. He was picked up by a Japanese destroyer. He was interrogated, according to testimony from the...
Vejtasa doesn't know of anyone being lost during the attack. The farther away they got from the scene, the worse the...
On his first tour, Feightner was officially credited with 4 kills but he knows he shot down 12. Feightner shot down 31...
The Marines on Midway were a little shook up themselves. Just after they landed, a bomber squadron from the Hornet [...
The next bad thing to happen was when Childers tried to fire at a Zero [Annotator's Note: Japanese fighter aircraft],...
When Norman Kleiss returned he saw a carrier dead in the water. When he checked his YE-ZB he knew he still had a little...
Warren Schmitt and his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Savo Island (CVE-78)] participated in five invasions from...
Henry Bourgeois' first air to air combat was over Bougainville. When the dive bombers went into their dive, the entire...
Charles Brooks would have breakfast before dawn onboard the ship. He would then look to see his assignment for the day...
[Annotator's 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...
[Annotator's Note: Fred Bergeron served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers in...
[Annotator's Note: Frank Purvis' first Atlantic crossing was aboard the USS Snowden (DE-246), escorting a large convoy...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Lowe was on the parade grounds at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii when the Japanese attacked on 7...
Chester Biernacki had a few friends in the 700 man complement on the Helena [Annotator's Note: USS Helena (CL-50)]. He...
Robert Swan saw a carrier the first day [Annotator's Note: on 3 June 1942, the first day of the Battle of Midway] but...
After leaving Pearl Harbor, William Roy and the rest of the crew of the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-5...
Harold Buell was aboard the Saratoga [Annotator's Note: USS Saratoga (CV-3)] when she arrived at Midway following the...

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