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Sabol was born in 1924 and knew when the war broke out that he would have to serve in one branch or another. He chose...
Stinson was born in Columbia, Alabama. After he and his classmates graduated from high school in 1943 they joined the...
Tenney joined the National Guard in November of 1940. He joined to get his year of service completed before the draft...
[Annotators Note: Donald Hoff served in the navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on SBD Dauntless dive bombers...
Hopkins grew up on a small farm in Georgia. It was a tenant farm. Hopkins father was farming a piece of property that...
Richard Candelaria was born in El Paso, Texas. He served in the US Army Air Corps and the Air Force. Candelaria's...
Clayton Kelly Gross was born in Walla Walla, Washington, a town so pretty they named it twice. Gross remarks it is...
Clarence Anderson had to fly differently than usual because of the amount of fuel he had aboard. All of the fighters...
Yellin went to witness the ceremony in 2006. He met a few different Japanese soldiers and American military personnel...
The Laffey escorted a ship named the Dashing Wave [Annotator's Note: SS Dashing Wave] all the way back to the States [...
Years later Vejtasa asked Japanese veterans if they had thought about strafing the deck and they said no. Vejtasa would...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
While escorting bombers Clarence Anderson was leading his flight to the front of the bomber formation when he noticed a...
Yellin is not sure if he was fired upon during landings and take offs from Iwo Jima. Yellin recalls that one of his...
Freddie Ohr found out it was that bullet that ricocheted off his helmet and went into the cushion. His leader made a...
Bailey had a picture of himself with a flamethrower on his back. It was taken while he was waiting to go free one of...
Lyle Bouck thought about escaping twice. Reid [Annotators Note: Bouck’s friend Matt Reid] and Bouck were on a detail...
Freddie Ohr came running out of the wave and he did not see the boat anymore. He made two or three passes that low....
[Annotator’s Note: This segment was a time code drop from the beginning of the second tape.] Joseph Armanini discusses...
Norman Kleiss knew Peter Gaido pretty well. When Kleiss was about to take off for his first carrier landing he was...
[Annotators Note: Clarence Anderson served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot flying P-51 Mustangs with the 363rd Fighter...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Freddie Ohr made a dozen passes over the airfield. They went up to provide cover when the top flight went down. Finally...
Admiral Kinkaid [Annotato's Note: Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid] who had no experince with carriers or aviators, ordered a...
Charles Scheffel located the headquarters of the 39th Infantry Regiment. He reported to the colonel who was glad to see...
Freddie Ohr had a lot of things happened to him. The first guy Ohr encountered really tried to make it tough on him....
Freddie Ohr thought that it was an exciting mission [Annotators Note: See Freddie Ohr Segment 17]. He thought that...
Onesi recalls the aircraft flying in a very tight V formation to protect each other. They bombed their targets during...
After he ate breakfast Rogers went up to the radio system that was set up on the apron at the airport. They moved the...
Harold Rosen took part in a simulation that was supposed to help them get ready for their next invasion. He recalls...
Pomroy arrived on Guadalcanal from New Caledonia after being left aboard the troopship George F. Elliot [Annotators...
Rankin left McChord Field on 14 July 1942 and arrived in Santa Ana, California in 15 July 1942 for preflight training....
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
John Rogers unit was stalemated for days in different places. St. Lo in particular was a tough assignment. They had a...
Gravois had had plenty of amphibious landing training. He also had a lot of combat training in boot camp. He did a lot...

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