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Because James McCorriston had attended machinist mate school, he was transferred to the B Division [Annotator's Note:...
The ship would reposition at Ulithi [Annotator's Note: Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands]. Occasionally, Japanese planes...
Louis Hutchinson and the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) used Ulithi [Annotator's Note: Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands] as an...
Julian Trist Bringier McConnell’s boat [Annotator's Note: McConnell served as an officer aboard patrol torpedo boats,...
While Martin Suter was on Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands], there were still a lot of Japanese troops on...
Floyd James Reissig sailed around Leyte [Annotator's Note: Leyte, Philippines] towards Lingayen Gulf [Annotator's Note...
Life aboard ship [Annotator's Note: USS Appalachian (AGC-1)] was mostly hot for Melvin Abadie. The South Pacific was...
While serving aboard the USS Hall (DD-583) in the Marshall Islands, William Currier helped search for a downed Marine...
John Nicholas lost touch with his half brother, George Hamaty, for three years during the war. While Nicholas was on...
Trinidad Ledesma volunteered to be a code clerk in headquarters where he thought he would be safer. He was shown a...
[Annotator's Note: Floyd Stahl served in the Navy as a storekeeper aboard the minesweeper USS Sway (AM-120).] Going...
Warren Nolan remembers one particular close call around Okinawa. There was an enemy plane coming in from pretty far out...
After he had joined the Navy, it was a shock for Ben Ray Bost to leave home and get into uniform. Everything was free...
Patrick Russell was aboard a cruiser [Annotator's Note: the USS Detroit (CL-8)] that performed a "pineapple run." It...
When Wallace McKay departed for New Guinea, he returned to Hollandia [Annotator's Note: Hollandia, New Guinea; now...
Charles T. Edwards volunteered to go to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to train to be an aerial photographer. His wife,...
David Fisher and his crewmates, flew night combat missions off the island of Guam. Originally designed as a high-...
While on occupation duty, Louis R. Lepore first stayed on the water front in Sasebo [Annotator's Note: Sasebo, Japan]....
[Annotator's Note: Leon Schafer was on occupation duty in Kagoshima, Japan after the war ended.] The invasion [...
One night, Floyd James Reissig called general quarters while sailors were sleeping on the deck. There was an...
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-...
Harry McKnight was not smart enough to be afraid until he heard shells firing for the first time. It took time for him...
Robert J. Ferris joined Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) as a replacement pilot [Annotator's Note: when...
Edward Bale went to Okinawa at the beginning of the assault as part of a deception force that did not land. The 2nd...
Returning to the Pacific on the USS Brown (DD-546), John Cassidy participated in the invasion of Okinawa. He was there...
Frank Campisano was told he would be invading an island and boarded a ship the Monday before Easter [Annotator's Note:...
Jake Ussery and the Langley [Annotator's Note: USS Langley (CVL-27)] began to prepare for Okinawa soon after departing...
Robert Oplinger participated in several battles before Okinawa. It took three months for the United States for defeat...
[Annotator's Note: George Peto served in the US Marine Corps in a machine gun section in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
Frank Dominic Lanzetta witnessed the damage done to many of the ships due to the Kamikazes around Okinawa [Annotator's...
Kenneth Theis [Annotator’s Note: Supply and Disbursement Officer aboard the USS Manlove (DE-36)] was part of a giant...
Merlin Smith made his way to Okinawa for the real McCoy [Annotator's Note: he was aboard the assault transport ship USS...
Fred L. Keller, Jr. says that most of the kamikazes they experiences off the coast of Okinawa [Annotator's Note:...
Ralph Hopkins participated in the battle of Okinawa [Annotator's Note: while aboard the USS Louisville (CA-28)]. It was...

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