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Asked about offloading reinforcements for the Army's 27th Division [Annotator's Note: 27th Infantry Division] at...
Ralph Hopkins had a relief man named Ronald Lucas. They worked well with each other. They alternated watches to best...
Hershel Hibbard recalled the process of refueling the ship [Annotator's Note: USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24)]. Another ship...
A typical day for John Caraway consisted of reading and distributing daily dispatches, and receiving and sending coded...
When alerts came in for kamikaze attacks, Carroll George had to be in the engineering room [Annotator's Note: aboard...
John Nicholas experienced Japanese suicide attacks on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)]. A wooden...
The closer Carey Suratt got to Japan, the more aggressive things became. On his second trip to Leyte, the 459 [...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Thomas Kolesa landed on Okinawa, Japan with the Searchlight Battery, 8th Antiaircraft Artillery...
Gene Alair went into Lingayen Gulf [Annotator's Note: Invasion of Lingayen, Philippines, 6 January 1945], the spot...
Clarence Robert Duff recalled picking up survivors from the USS Franklin (CV-13) during the kamikaze attacks off...
David Harvey engaged kamikazes at Okinawa, Tokyo, and Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note: Japan]. The skipper [Annotator's Note...
Stewart Bass was aboard USS Yorktown (CV-10) when the Japanese kamikazes continuously attacked over the course of 51...
Robert Barnett was at Ulithi [Annotator's Note: Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands] about ten days before the invasion of...
Returning to his service on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan], Arthur Lee said he went ashore on Higgins boats...
As a torpedoman on the USS Conyngham (DD-371), William Anderson's general quarters station was the starboard torpedo...
The kamikazes were day and night [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of Okinawa, code-named Operation Iceberg, 1 April...
Sterling Baker was on the invasion of Saipan [Annotator's Note: Saipan, Mariana Islands]. When he was in Leyte [...
When Fergus Van Wart was aboard ship [Annotator's Note: USS Bergen (APA-150)], the thing that frightened him more than...
As an Air Captain aboard ship [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet (CV-12)], Stewart W. Robinson was responsible for...
Melvin Munch corresponded with his future wife back home while he was on Okinawa. The letters had to be reviewed by...
Vernon Grimes wanted to protect his rank, so he joined the Reserves after the war and was called up for the Korean War...
As the war was nearing its end, some of William Cart's friends were sent to China but he went up to the Roi fighter...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
The war in the Pacific was still raging when Mickey Montalbano shipped out on the USS Jason (AR-8). He stopped in...
[Annotator's Note: Thomas Kolesa was on Kauai, Hawaii with the Searchlight Battery, 8th Antiaircraft Artillery...
William Anderson first saw the new destroyers with the twin, five inch guns after the USS Reid (DD-369) had been hit by...
Robert Guitard could tell we were no longer at war when women could buy silk stockings, and everyone could buy butter....
Steve McMurray related that by the time an attacking unit reached its objective on the heights of Iwo Jima, its force...
During the war James Salerno did not like the Japanese and had nothing nice to say about them. The Japanese soldiers...
Carey Suratt left the Navy when his enlistment time was completed. In 1950, someone recommended Suratt join a new Army...
Harry Watson said describing life aboard a submarine can be confusing to someone who isn't qualified. Once qualified, a...
Wallace Spencer remembers the air groups and the pilots stayed away from the sailors. In one attack, all the colored...
Ray Eshelman had been on USS LST-925 in Boston [Annotator's Note: Boston, Massachusetts, before reporting aboard USS...
Paul J. Frisco's regular watch station aboard the USS Cushing (DD-797) during the first year or so he was aboard was in...

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