Preparing for the invasion of Japan

The map only displays records that have geographic information. Switch to the grid view to see all records.

Map is loading...
Timeline is loading...

The timeline only displays records that have date information. Switch to the grid view to see all records.

Leon Schafer reported to CINPAC [Annotator's Note: Commander-in-Chief Pacific; US Navy Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz...
John Campbell stopped in Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan] for orders. From there they went to a holding area...
Thomas Landrum was born in April 1919 in Shreveport, Louisiana. His father was a painter and paper hanger. He was sick...
Clarence Becker was promoted to G-3, Operations Officer, in January 1945. He had been a Flight Commander until that...
Wilbur Rogers' ship [Annotator's Note: USS Foote (DD-511)] and crew were preparing for the invasion of Japan, but the...
Leroy Fadem was detached from his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Stevens (DD-479)] in October 1944. He flew back to the...
Alfred "Al" Danegger's trip to Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan] was very bad. The captain of the ship should...
Norman Ikari went from the aid station to the 56th Evacuation Hospital. This was a forward tent hospital where they...
Allen Pedersen transferred to a new company, the 386th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company, after the war ended in...
David Fisher loved and admired the B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber]. The...
Andrew Kiniry is frustrated with politicians today. He sees the graves of the dead in foreign battlefields and thinks...
Adelaide Benjamin knows the preservation of the memory of the war by The National WWII Museum is important. She has...
Edward "Babe" Heffron felt good about being in the airborne with the best unit he could have joined [Annotator's Note:...
Perry Strait found the local population in England to be nice. He even was entertained in some of their homes. By...
Robert G. Frey has spoken more to the interviewer about the war than he has ever previously done. He was there and when...
When moving from place to place they had to keep alert. During the building of the Remagen bridge, Francis Hurd was...
Edward Tipper arrived at Crile General Hospital in Cleveland after his flight from a hospital in England. [Annotator’s...
[Annotator's Note: Omer Van Huylenbrouck returned to the United States in June 1944 after flying 29 combat missions out...
Donald Albert Carlson did a lot of training and was assigned an airplane and a crew [Annotator's Note: in preparation...
After being wounded in Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan] Kenneth Dwight Wells was taken to an airfield and...
Following the surrender of Germany, Robert Gorman and the 557th Field Artillery Battalion was assigned to occupation...
Frank Forcinella was going to go to Japan, and he made a mistake not doing it [Annotator's Note: the story is unclear...
After fighting through France, Luxembourg, and Germany [Annotator's Note: as a member of Cannon Company, 121st Infantry...
After surviving ditching [Annotator's Note: in a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber], Edward Field returned to his...
John E. Johnson went back to the ship, but not all his crewmates did. After replacements came from a nearby receiving...
William Wayne got out of the hospital and was in the Marine Transit Center in Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl...
[Annotator's Note: It is very difficult to understand Carleton Cleveland due to sound issues throughout this clip.]...
Charles Wesley Borders heard about Roosevelt's [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the...
The next action Robert Huber and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th...
[Annotator's Note: There is white noise, and the video randomly pauses throughout this clip.] James L. Lowder reported...
John Luckadoo had no regrets about returning to the United States after completing his 25 combat missions. The brass...
After the war the US Army Air Forces suspected that John Luckadoo was suffering from PTSD. When he had returned from...
Michael Cokinos and the 8th Armored Division moved toward the Rhine River after the Battle of the Bulge. Their orders...
When Woods would go into Times Square young servicemen would give them trouble about why they weren't in the service....
On 23 April [Annotators Note: 23 April 1945] Mancel Kirk and his fellow 168th Infantry Regiment GIs were taken by truck...
[Annotators Note: Joseph Diamond served in the army as a combat medic with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry...

Pages