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[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: Frank Purvis' first Atlantic crossing was aboard the USS Snowden (DE-246), escorting a large convoy...
The first island the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) approached was Tarawa [Annotator's Note: Tarawa, Gilbert Islands], and...
[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...
[Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody served in the Navy as a pilot flying Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers with Bombing...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Lowe was with the 1st Defense Battalion at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.] They were on a guard duty...
Warren Nolan had been on bridge watch from 12 to four [Annotator's Note: midnight to four o'clock in the morning] on...
Clayton Fisher volunteered to fly an SB2A Brewster [Annotator's Note: Brewster SB2A Buccaneer scout bomber] and lead...
Dossie East saw the planes take off the deck of the Hornet [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet (CV-8)] for the Doolittle Raid...
Warren Nolan was aboard the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) in the Mariana Islands campaign [Annotator’s Note: June to November...
Jake Ussery was aboard the Langley [Annotator's Note: USS Langley (CVL-27)] following the American recapture of the...
The USS Yarnell (DD-541) first met the enemy, according to Murphy Burke, at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands...
One of the guys that James Ramage was flying with looked back at one of the burning Japanese carriers and said, "Look...
Jack Leaming and the USS Enterprise (CV-6)'s Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) received SBDs [Annotator's Note: Douglas SBD...
Ted Wiebe said that the pilots taught all the "middle men" how to fly the TBDs [Annotator's Note: Douglas TBD...
[Annotator's Note: Eugene Tarrant served in the Navy as a captain’s mess attendant aboard the USS San Francisco (CA38...
Henry A. Tacket was a Radioman 1st Class aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532). He was a 1st Class Petty Officer. He would...
Walter Nelson had a different pilot for his first raid. The pilot’s name was Lieutenant Womper [Annotators Note: unsure...
Stewart Bass participated in the sinking of the Japanese battleship Yamato on 7 April 1945. Weather conditions were not...
Carey Eleser was assigned as a radioman to the USS Charger (CVE-30) which was a baby flattop [Annotator's Note: escort...
William B. Hughes sailed on the hospital ship USAHS Wisteria on his second voyage. He was assigned a fire station but...
Paul J. Frisco's first combat action aboard the USS Cushing (DD-797) escorting the fast carriers during the invasion of...
Harold Buell did two combat cruises with two different squadrons aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6), the "Big E." She was...
Ralph Hopkins ended up on a cruiser [Annotator's Note: USS Louisville (CA-28)] which was luxurious compared to a...
Donald Wilson reported to San Francisco for duty assignment at Pearl Harbor aboard the USS New Orleans (CA-32). The...
William Roy had decided to do a documentary if there was a battle. He got permission to film the captain and the...
Jack Taylor returned home in December [Annotator's Note: December 1944] but decided to return to combat with his former...
C. Charles Collie heard on 6 August [Annotator's Note: 1945] that the atomic bomb had been used on Hiroshima. He knew...
Patrick Russell remained at Okinawa until June 1945. His carrier [Annotator's Note: USS Tulagi (CVE-72)] sailed to Guam...
The USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) did not have a soda fountain and ice cream stand like the USS Alabama (BB-60) did, but...
Malcolm Johnson was a civilian contractor working on the airfield at Wake Island when the Japanese tried to land troops...
419.Photograph. 'File No: 47892 February 6, 1945 Hellcat comes back A Navy Grumman F6F Hellcat lands on its carrier...

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