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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...
John Elliott felt that the B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] was an excellent...
In 1944, Kenneth A. Lafleur and the 22nd Bombardment Group, 5th Air Force were sent to an airfield in Finschhafen, New...
Robert Dickinson's fourth patrol [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Queenfish (SS-393)] included the sad story of the...
On landing in Hollandia New Guinea, Ogden Saik was impressed by the dominance of the American Navy. There were ships...
Leon Griffith was unloading mules [Annotator's Note: as part of the 98th Field Artillery Battalion] and the Japanese...
Joe Morris and his unit [Annotator's Note: 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] were part of the...
The USS Champion (AM-314) moved to the Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan] area, and Elmer Spraker said it was...
Richard Audler shipped out of the United States and steamed for to the island of Ponam, located off Manus Island [...
Still in the Philippines, Clem Thrift's ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Holt (DE-706)] moved on to bombarding the...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) after the Battle of Eniwetok when the fleet was sent to a natural...
Jimmie Dyer went from Guadalcanal to Okinawa. All of their equipment was on the deck of the ship and it rained the...
They [Annotator's Note: Pedro Parra and the rest of the 854th Engineer Aviation Battalion] left Kwajalein [Annotator's...
Waldeman Czaban recalls the logistics of battles in the Pacific. Supplies and equipment were difficult, and sometimes...
After a 24 hour leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time], Donald Campbell reported to...
Warren Nolan was part of Task Force 58 when they were making carrier raids south of Japan in preparation for the...
Irwin Schneider arrived at Hollandia just after the landings there. There was no opposition to the assault. He had not...
About eight months after the Helena went down [Annotator's Note: the USS Helena (CL-50) was sunk during the Battle of...
Stanley Richard Williams was born in May 1926 in Wheeling, West Virginia. He grew up on Wheeling Island with his...
Judge Gordon Thompson was born in June 1926 in Perry County, Alabama. He grew up with two sisters on a hundred-acre...
Ray Eshelman was in San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California] and went to Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note:...
For a couple of weeks, Richard Jaccarino unloaded ships and moved supplies inland. The enemy was expected to come back...
Lester Hecht was heading to the invasion of Leyte. Halsey [Annotator's Note: US Navy Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey]...
Edwin Knight participated in the amphibious landings in Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines [Annotator's Note: in January...
Marvin Tyson was in Little Creek, Virginia [Annotator's Note: Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, now Joint...
The older guys in the division [Annotator's Note: 1st Marine Division] went home after Peleliu [Annotator's Note:...
From Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan], Donald Campbell and the USS LST-809 prepared for the invasion of...
Joseph Richard stayed assigned to the USS Rigel (AR-11) throughout the war until the invasion of Okinawa. He then...
Donald Witmer said the Japanese decided on a last-gasp attempt at interrupting the invasion of Leyte with three prongs...
Walter Bud Gafford [Annotator's Note: while serving aboard the USS Maryland (BB-46)] witnessed combat off Okinawa [...
William Currier [Annotator's Note: while serving as a radarman aboard the USS Hall (DD-583)] headed to Iwo Jima [...
Harry McCauley and PC-800 stayed in Hawaii for about a month after their initial deployment to the Pacific. McCauley...
Clarence Robert Duff recalled heading to Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan], Okinawa [Annotator's Note:...
At 19 years of age, Murphy Burke witnessed the fight at Iwo Jima. He described the day as breaking grungy, with low...
Jimmie Dyer and the 6th US Marine Division turned loose the kids who were training to be kamikaze pilots. Dyer later...

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