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According to Thomas Payn, the Atlantic convoys were under attack from E-boats [Annotator's Note: German Schnellboot or...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Odell Vaughn fought through North Africa and Italy with the 178th Field Artillery Battalion. He was promoted to the...
Thomas Tizzard was assigned to the USS Helena (CL-50) and sent to Nouméa, New Caledonia. A person had told him the...
Charles Davis then went to Kula Gulf. [Annotator's Note: The Battle of Kula Gulf took place in the early hours of 6...
[Annotator's Note: Orville Bethard served in the Navy as an Electrician’s Mate aboard USS Midway (CVE-63), renamed USS...
Gene Alair was assigned to a Transport Division Staff, CTD8, as a flag secretary and navigator aboard the USS Astoria (...
The next morning, Jack Yusen was heading down to get some food when the call to battle stations came over the intercom...
Russell Clay always served below deck during engagements with the enemy [Annotator's Note: he was a crewman aboard the...
Troy Edwards entered boot camp in San Diego. It was a lonesome experience for him. He did find a friend to talk to...
[Annotator's Note: Fred Bergeron served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner in a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in...
The night the USS Catoctin (AGC-5) was hit by the bomb, Howard Fox was on the bridge, copying messages and reading...
James Odom recalled two big "fracases." In Leyte Bay, his ship was part of what he has been told was the largest...
Theodore Finkbeiner [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd...
Robert Marovelli said the PT boats [Annotator's Note: patrol torpedo boats] patrolled every night, and had to be...
[Annotator's Note: James Nerison served in the Navy as a torpedo man aboard PT-305 in Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 22 (...
On landing in Hollandia New Guinea, Ogden Saik was impressed by the dominance of the American Navy. There were ships...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) after the Battle of Eniwetok when the fleet was sent to a natural...
C. Charles Collie and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Blue (DD-744)] were detached and made part of Destroyer Squadron...
Martin Jacobson returned to Maui, Hawaii after the invasion of Guam [Annotator's Note: Second Battle of Guam, 21 July...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Yusen served in the Navy as a gunner aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413).] From there...
Donald Scholle was responsible on his submarine [Annotator's Note: USS Spadefish (SS-411)] for manning the conning...
Willie Wesley Thompson recalled a time when the ship his company was on was being bombed and he was holding on for dear...
Gene Alair was in the South Pacific for many months. He was on a Transport Division Commander's Staff, CTD8. They had...
[Annotator's Note: Eugene Tarrant served in the Navy as a captain’s mess attendant aboard the USS San Francisco (CA-38...
Russell Clay and his wife were together while the USS Helena (CL-50) underwent repairs and upgrades on the West Coast....
At Pearl Harbor, Russell Clay's battle station was on the 1.1 inch pom-pom guns. [Annotator's Note: Clay was a crewman...
Frank Kubiak went to North Africa with his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)]. They were on the receiving...
Thomas Tizzard was on the USS Denver (CL-58) at Bougainville, covering the landing troops. They would bombard the...
After a couple of months on the HMCS Annapolis (DDH-265), Thomas Payn was reassigned to the base in Halifax [Annotator'...
Firman Balza said the Japanese lost the war that first day, but it took the U.S. three-and-a-half years to prove it to...
The USS Honolulu (CL-48) went back to San Francisco and Ray Emory was heading for Melbourne, Australia three or four...
Glen Kuskie was transferred from Camp O’Donnell [Annotator's Note: Camp O’Donnell prisoner of war camp on Luzon Island...
Charles Littig returned to the United States after his posting to Pearl Harbor and Midway. He learned that he was to be...
The day after the attack [Annotator's Note: 8 December 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor], Fred Aldridge...
When Davis Gordon Mayes returned to San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California] his records were lost...

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