Naval shore bombardment

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Edwin Henlebin described the beachhead as glutted with supplies. The problem was getting the material from the beach to...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)] were attacked in Bizerte by dive bombers. There were...
Going back to his experiences in the Pacific, Arthur Davis recalled visiting many bases, and said New Caledonia was a "...
James Thomas Womack's ship [Annotator's Note: USS St. Louis (CL-49)] was on patrol duty until they were able to get...
Having survived the sinking of USS Arizona (BB-39) and the subsequent treatment for his burn injuries, Lauren Bruner...
John S. Johnson and the Marines on Wake Island continued to be bombed daily by the Japanese after the enemy ships had...
During the 13 months that Richard McEwen was in combat, he described the Japanese activity where he was as a "backup...
William Epperson and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company D, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
The assault of Attu went well as Stanley Wolczyk landed at Massacre Bay. It was unopposed on the beach. They went over...
John Smith said that as campaign veterans, his unit [Annotator's Note: Battery C, 271st Field Artillery Battalion, 1st...
While heading to the invasion of Iwo Jima, Richard Nummer's convoy of ships was joined by numerous ships at Saipan....
Thomas Tizzard was assigned to the USS Helena (CL-50) and sent to Nouméa, New Caledonia. A person had told him the...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
Jack Houston and a buddy who had been cut by a bayonet stayed in their hole for a while. Houston had a buddy named Joe...
Lloyd Dendy was in the advance party [Annotator's Note: of the 12th Defense Battalion] on the first day at Cape...
Already in the Philippines when Pearl Harbor was attacked, Ralph Griffith was ordered to his wartime position on...
[Annotators Note: Robert Addison served in the USMC as a mortar man in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] Edson [...
During the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Paul J. Frisco and the USS Cushing (DD-797) were part of Task Group 38.2 under Admiral...
Michael Mickey Ganitch was aboard the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) during the fight for the Marshall Islands. The ship's...
Melvin Munch stopped at Guam en route to Okinawa. He was concerned about the requirements of going into a war zone. He...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
The strike groups began hitting Guam and Saipan on the 12th [Annotator's Note: 12 June 1944] in preparation for the...
Sidney Philips remembers explosions everywhere. Small arms fire everywhere. The total concern was for yourself. It is...
Russell Clay always served below deck during engagements with the enemy [Annotator's Note: he was a crewman aboard the...
Allen Horton reported aboard the USS Nevada (BB-36), and a fellow Princeton acquaintance helped him settle into...
After five weeks of boot camp, Vernon Cummings was given leave and then reported for mechanical training at Great Lakes...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enlisted in the Navy, scored well on tests, and was sent to San Diego for boot camp. He...
Around three in the morning on 7 June [Annotator's Note: 7 June 1944] Harold Baumgarten saw an Army ambulance coming...
Richard Witaker recognized that the life expectancy of platoon leaders was not very long on Okinawa. The Japanese would...
Frank Pomroy estimates that the Japanese battleship bombardment [Annotator's Note: on the Marine positions on...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
Landing on Iwo Jima was not much different to Michael Mervosh and his men than some of their other amphibious landings...
Benjamin Carson assessed the battle for Bougainville to be unique in the sense that the intent was not to capture the...
Melvin Abadie assisted in the landing at Guam after the original landing. They first bombarded Guam before the landing...

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