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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...
Following the end of the war, Patrick Russell flew in other carrier squadrons [Annotator's Note: after Composite...
The one other combat action Carl Rieman experienced in the Philippines occurred in the Surigao Strait. The whole fleet...
John Nicholas's ship, the USS Gayety (AM-239), participated in submarine chasing in the Pacific. He set the depth...
With no working equipment to run or steer the USS Cavalier (APA-37) after it was torpedoed, Edward Lee Allesandro said...
Harry Walker Wellford felt queasy much of the time on his destroyer [Annotator's Note: USS Harrison (DD-573)]. He often...
Ralph C. Franklin became an adjutant in Division Headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 3rd Marine Division]....
After crossing the Pacific, Philip Dunford's troop ship docked in Hawaii for a couple of days. He does not recall...
David Harvey would be assigned liberty depending on what side of the ship he was on, port or starboard. Passes were...
Albert Reale remembers that the size of the Pacific impressed him, and there were many days when he saw nothing but...
His duty in the Aleutians lasted for about seven months, after which Thomas Long was sent to Coronado, California for...
Marvin Hill was born in November 1925 in Louisa County, Virginia, the only male child of six children. His father was...
Cecil Ezell McLain was born in November 1921 in Auburn, Alabama. He grew up through the Great Depression in Robertsdale...
At Ormoc Bay, John E. Johnson drove his LCVP [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel also referred to as...
The LSM-319 [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship Medium] on which Ogden Saik served made about six other beachheads all...
That night, Howard Anderson was given some food. At some point in the night, air raid sirens started blaring because...
After Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan], F. Lincoln Grahlfs received orders to tow away the USS Hugh W. Hadley...
At the end of the battle [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan], Louis R. Lepore was brought back to the beach and given a...
Marvin Hill went to the Parcel Post building in Richmond to enlist, and underwent a physical. He was rejected, and told...
James Stewart Rosenbaum worked with two Navajo Code Talkers [Annotator's Note: also called Diné code talkers, one group...
Cecil Ezell McLain was aboard the battleship [Annotator's Note: USS Tennessee (BB-43)] when it bombarded and took Kiska...
Richard Witaker was apprehensive about going ashore before Okinawa. He had seen his first indications of war while at...
When Martin Jacobson and his Underwater Demolition Team [Annotator's Note: UDT-3] did reconnaissance, they did not go...
Warren Nolan was aboard the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) when it was hit by two kamikaze aircraft on 11 May 1945. The deck...
Charles Graves Chauncey did very few daylight missions and during those missions he would fly low. Most of his daylight...
Frederick Ellis was sent to Hollandia, New Guinea. He recalls that they were not slated to go on the Leyte [Annotator's...
Murphy Burke had been gone for two years when he got his first leave in April 1945. While overseas he had stayed in...
Douglas Harper said that after Pearl Harbor it was believed the Fifth Column had poisoned the water supply. [Annotator'...
Charles Brooks saw purple flak on his first combat mission off the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6...
Stewart Bass flew off the Lexington [Annotator's Note: USS Lexington (CV-16)] to the Japanese home islands over Tokyo...

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