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Floyd James Reissig sailed around Leyte [Annotator's Note: Leyte, Philippines] towards Lingayen Gulf [Annotator's Note...
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...
Following the Doolittle Raid [Annotator's Note: named for its commander, then US Army Air Forces Colonel, later US Air...
Samuel Ukrop [Annotator's Note: while serving with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division...
Their kickoff point was Finschhafen [Annotator's Note: Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea], and when the time came, Leo V....
[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...
Ralph Marcarelli saw nothing but jungle when he landed at Milne Bay, New Guinea. He came from the city to the jungle....
Claude Bufford Shaw was born in Marie, Arkansas, in 1918. When his Midshipman class graduated on 13 December 1941, he...
Robert Villars and his friend Charlie returned home to New Orleans in January 1944. A big party was thrown and everyone...
While serving in England, there was a ship that gave Lee O. McKinnon and his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Calvert (...
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...
Flashing back, Mark Brannon said that after the USS Hutchins (DD-746) left Cairns, Australia the captain [Annotator's...
After a couple of months on the HMCS Annapolis (DDH-265), Thomas Payn was reassigned to the base in Halifax [Annotator'...
Firman Balza believes that the Japanese lost the war that first day, but it took the United States three and a half...
Robert Savage was assigned as the radio man on the USS Springfield (CL-66), which received orders to escort a heavy...
The USS Honolulu (CL-48) went back to San Francisco and Ray Emory was heading for Melbourne, Australia three or four...
Olaf Rose said they did not go out every night, and they kept the engines tuned up, so there was not much work done on...
Francis Bucher was born in October 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His was a friendly neighborhood where everybody knew...
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...
Arthur Smith operated there [Annotator's Note: Mindoro, Philippines] until they secured the Philippines. They worked...
When Davis Gordon Mayes returned to San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California] his records were lost...
Marion Labauve came out of school in seventh grade. He went to work and worked hard. His first job was working on a...
Thomas Tizzard was on the USS Helena (CL-50) when it was hit by torpedoes ans sunk on 6 July 1943 [Annotator's Note:...
Clarence Schilperoot was aboard USS Houston (CA-30) on 1 February 1942 as it departed Jakarta, Java. The cruiser was en...
Robert Villars returned to the Armed Guard center at the New Orleans Naval Station [Annotator's Note: in New Orleans,...
Alois Kopp volunteered to go on the USS Houston (CA-30) in 1939 for deployment overseas. The ship was stationed in...
Claude Bufford Shaw spent his entire wartime service in the Pacific, except for two short trips to the United States to...
Robert Fulton and the USS Houston (CA-30) did not obtain any ammunition from the Dutch. Added antiaircraft ammunition...
Russell Clay and the USS Helena (CL-50) headed for Kula Gulf. That was the same location that John Kennedy [Annotator's...
George Joseph Bertucci and the USS Mississippi (BB-41) participated in the Battle of Surigao Strait. The new and more...

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