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The Laffey was in a rough state. She had been hit a number of times from a number of direction. Everything from the...
Frank Kubiak requested a change to heavier weaponry on his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)]. It resulted...
Frank Dominic Lanzetta was transferred to the USS Achernar (AKA-53). While serving aboard the Achernar, Lanzetta took...
John DuBose signed on the SS Frenchtown as a messman. The ship was a T-2 tanker that was welded during construction and...
John Treen and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE-353)] were sent to Shanghai, China. He was put on...
The camouflage design patterns and color schemes differed between the Atlantic and Pacific, depending on prevailing...
It was routine that every morning and every night, Frederick Ellis would go to general quarters. In Leyte Gulf, [...
John Nicholas was a Seaman 2nd Class deck hand when he went aboard the Gayety [Annotator's Note: USS Gayety (AM-239)]....
George Bertucci and the USS Mississippi (BB-41) participated in the shelling of Shuri Castle during the Battle of...
[Annotator's Note: David Thomason served in the Navy aboard the USS Mannert L Abele (DD-733) and took part in the...
The first island the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) approached was Tarawa [Annotator's Note: Tarawa, Gilbert Islands], and...
When David Thomason was at Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, 1 April to 22...
The B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber] was a four engine bomber. Hersey Goodwin has read...
Before the Marines landed on Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan], the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) bombarded the...
Joseph Haines was on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Japan] from 9 May to December [Annotator's Note: 1945]. Truman [...
Warren Nolan had been on bridge watch from 12 to four [Annotator's Note: midnight to four o'clock in the morning] on...
[Annotator's Note: Astley Blackwell was a plane captain servicing Grumman FM-2 Wildcat fighter aircraft aboard the USS...
Despite being on another small ship, F. Lincoln Grahlfs was happy to be on an auxiliary ship and not a fighting vessel...
Sterling Baker was transferred out in the country to a Navy ammunition dump as a guard [Annotator's Note: near...
After leaving Italy, John Snyder was transported to another ship in the Pacific because they needed more corpsman out...
Henry Muller was the G-2 [Annotator’s Note: Military designation; G means general staff position; -2 stands for...
Hersey Goodwin and the gunners spent a lot of time with flight recognition. When the plane flew into the one in front,...
Walter Nelson had a different pilot for his first raid. The pilot’s name was Lieutenant Womper [Annotators Note: unsure...
Gordon Tadewaldt recalled that the USS PGM-1 had patrol duty around the Philippines. He recalled the kamikaze attacks...
George Morgan had the unique experience of entering Tokyo Bay prior to the Japanese surrender. His ship was anchored...
Vernon Henry Moret and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry...
Before going to Guam, Robert Powers and the four Marine Raider battalions were put into one regular unit, the 4th...
Lee R. Broussard was working for Admiral Nimitz's [Annotator's Note: US Navy Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander...
Wallace Spencer remembers when they were under attack. All the guns were firing. The crew was sitting there watching...
John E. Johnson went aboard the USS Liddle (ADP-60) in New York in September 1944, and sailed through the Panama Canal...
Harry Walker Wellford was assigned to the Harrison [Annotator's Note: USS Harrison (DD-573)] as a radar officer. He met...
Ralph Hopkins ended up on a cruiser [Annotator's Note: USS Louisville (CA-28)] which was luxurious compared to a...
Carroll George trained on the USCGC Danmark (WIX-283) [Annotator's Note: Danmark; full-rigged ship of Danish Maritime...
Alfred Rodrigues reported aboard the Washington [Annotator's Note: USS Washington (BB-56)] as a five inch [Annotator's...
Theodore Vallas was happy to know that his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Wasp (CV-7)] was going into battle and that he...
[Annotator's Note: Stanley Richard Williams served in the Navy aboard the mortar ship USS LCI(M)-352 as a signalman and...

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