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Theodore Wessen and the USS Pirate (AM-275) went to Guam after that island had been recaptured by the United States....
In February 1945, Salvador Guercia's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Sandoval (APA-194)] transported Marines to Saipan [...
They [Annotator's Note: Edward Driscoll and Torpedo Squadron 13 (VT-13), USS Franklin (CV-13)] left Leyte [Annotator's...
Admiral Mitscher [Annotator's Note: US Navy Admiral Marc Andrew "Pete" Mitscher] was aboard Warren Nolan's ship [...
Robert Oplinger left Fort Pierce, Florida training [Annotator's Note: as a member of Underwater Demolition Team 21 (UDT...
John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in combat...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Kneflin was a tail gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortressvery heavy bomber in the 53rd...
John Alison's departure from Burma occurred when he was behind enemy lines. He left in a damaged RAF [Annotator's Note...
Joseph Haines was not worried about going overseas. Everything was new to him and he got to see things he had never...
Robert Barnett went to radio training for six weeks and then went to Fort Pierce [Annotator's Note: Fort Pierce,...
As far as the war was concerned, Arthur Davis claimed, working for the Bureau of Ships was his big adventure. It was a...
William Cart was on Majuro [Annotator's Note: Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands] when he heard about the atomic bombs...
Donald Lindquist, of the US Merchant Marine, was likely in Ulithi or the Philippines, when the United States dropped...
[Annotator's Note: John Stiles was stationed on Okinawa, Japan with Marine Fighting Squadron 312 (VMF-312) when the...
Paul J. Frisco and the USS Cushing (DD-797) accompanied a Task Force that included the USS Franklin (CV-13) offshore of...
Carl Rieman said if the planes could have carried more ammunition, he could have gotten more enemy kills. The Japanese...
Jack Brukman and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 498th Bombardment Group, 73rd Bombardment Wing] eventually moved from...
While in the Java Sea after sinking a ship, another Japanese ship tried to sink the USS Blenny (SS-324). The crew then...
Francis Borrell found out Doolittle [Annotator's Note: USAAF then USAF General James Dolittle] wanted an airfield on...
During the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Paul J. Frisco and the USS Cushing (DD-797) were part of Task Group 38.2 under Admiral...
Jack Taylor participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. His air group from the USS Essex (CV-9) was tasked with attacking...
Walter Nelson loved the airplane he flew in [Annotators Note: TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bombers]. It was slow but...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) when the invasion of the Philippines started. The initial landings...
Sometimes when the PT boat [Annotator's Note: patrol torpedo boat] that Olaf Rose served on [Annotator's Note: PT-171,...
Louis B. Hutchinson was born in November 1925 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Philadelphia [Annotator's Note...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enlisted in the Navy, scored well on tests, and was sent to San Diego for boot camp. He...
Near the end of the war, Warren Nolan was near Okinawa. They would spend months at general quarters and were exhausted...
At Eniwetok [Annotator's Note: Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands], Donald Draxler was apprehensive, but not afraid to...
Joseph Arbour recalls when the USS Portland (CA-33) provided shelling during the Battle of Tawara. He also remembers...
James Odom recalled two big "fracases." In Leyte Bay, his ship was part of what he has been told was the largest...
C. Charles Collie rejoined his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Blue (DD-744)] after it had become part of the screening...
Vernon Cummings' first battle station [Annotator's Note: aboard USS Indiana (BB-58)] was below deck in the powder room...
From the Aleutians, Mark Brannon and the USS Hutchins (DD-746) went back to Hawaii then on to Port Moresby in Papua New...
The USS Twiggs (DD-591), according to Donald Witmer, was then assigned to Roger Peter 2, a radar picket station, which...
Thomas Long said they made four landings among the small islands around Okinawa, under limited enemy fire. Their...

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