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John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...
John Alison's departure from Burma occurred when he was behind enemy lines. He left in a damaged RAF [Annotator's Note...
Jack Brukman and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 498th Bombardment Group, 73rd Bombardment Wing] eventually moved from...
Walter Nelson loved the airplane he flew in [Annotators Note: TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bombers]. It was slow but...
C. Charles Collie rejoined his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Blue (DD-744)] after it had become part of the screening...
Following the end of the war, Patrick Russell flew in other carrier squadrons [Annotator's Note: after Composite...
John Nicholas's ship, the USS Gayety (AM-239), participated in submarine chasing in the Pacific. He set the depth...
Richard Witaker was apprehensive about going ashore before Okinawa. He had seen his first indications of war while at...
Charles Brooks saw purple flak on his first combat mission off the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6...
John Nicholas experienced Japanese suicide attacks on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)]. A wooden...
Rollins Rosenzweig continued to fly missions over Okinawa after the attack on the Japanese battleship Yamato. Missions...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with someone off camera talking about Orville Bethard seeing kamikaze aircraft...
Melvin Munch corresponded with his future wife back home while he was on Okinawa. The letters had to be reviewed by...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
During the war James Salerno did not like the Japanese and had nothing nice to say about them. The Japanese soldiers...
John Nicholas lost touch with his half brother, George Hamaty, for three years during the war. While Nicholas was on...
Patrick Russell was aboard a cruiser [Annotator's Note: the USS Detroit (CL-8)] that performed a "pineapple run." It...
Harold Zeringer was a participant in the assault to take the Japanese held island of Okinawa. The invasion took place...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Thornhill served in the Navy as a gunner's mate aboard the USS Daly (DD-519) and was a gun...
During their return to the United States, John Nicholas and the crew of the Gayety [Annotator's Note: USS Gayety (AM-...
Edward Bale went to Okinawa at the beginning of the assault as part of a deception force that did not land. The 2nd...
Jake Ussery and the Langley [Annotator's Note: USS Langley (CVL-27)] began to prepare for Okinawa soon after departing...
[Annotator's Note: George Peto served in the US Marine Corps in a machine gun section in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
Earl Erion was at a rehabilitation camp in England after D-Day. That was prior to being sent to Glasgow for his trip...
David Yoho remembers the huge fleet off Okinawa and the explosion of an ammunition ship. It had been attacked by a...
Donald Stratton went to Corona, California towards the end of 1942. He was there for a couple months before he was...
John Nicholas fought in World War 2 because the guys before him had signed up so he had to do so also. He had to fight...
C. Charles Collie remembers the typhoon of 18 and 19 December 1944 as being his most memorable experience in World War...
James Ramage was not pleased with the results [Annotator's Note: the results of the US Navy's attack on the Japanese...
The Laffey [Annotator's Note: US Navy destroyer USS Laffey, DD-724] had new radar and sonar equipment and that put the...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
Karr believed that Admiral Becton [Annotator's Note: F. Julian Becton was the Commander of the Laffey] was a very, very...
Karr found out from the Laffey's newsletter that one of his buddies had fallen and broken his hip. Karr did not go to...
On the morning of the battle, Vejtasa was flying CAP. Jimmy Flately and Johnny Leppla were flying escort for the...
The ship [Annotator's Note: the aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13)] wasn't at Pearl Harbor for long before heading...
When Crain was in the armada heading towards the beaches [Annotator's Note: during the invasion of Sicily, July 1943],...

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