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Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
After Orville Bethard went aboard ship [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] they went to Australia where...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200).] The Thresher left port...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It voyaged to...
[Annotator's Note: Curt Simmons served in the Navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
Joseph Yourkavitch took part in the Tennessee Maneuvers in late March 1944 [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company C...
William Epperson reported to Camp Wolters [Annotator's Note: in Mineral Wells, Texas] and found that many of the men...
John Pogue was a capable typist when he entered the Army. He was told that with his ability to type 70 words per minute...
Harold Berkman had 16 weeks of basic training as a member of Company B, 36th Infantry Training Battalion [Annotator's...
Billy Grieves was born in Liberty Center, Ohio. At a young age his parents moved the family to Detroit, Michigan for...
James Allen was 16 years old in the spring of 1942 and a junior in high when he decided to join the Navy. In March he...
Lloyd Duncan enlisted in the Navy. He had chosen the Navy because he wanted to fly. He was sent to Memphis, Tennessee...
[Annotator's Note: Emil Schoonejans served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Burrfish (SS-312) and was rated a...
[Annotator's Note: Fred Bergeron served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner in a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the navy aboard the submarines USS Thresher (SS-200) and USS Lizardfish (SS-...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).]During the shakedown...
John Nicholas's ship, the USS Gayety (AM-239), participated in submarine chasing in the Pacific. He set the depth...
What they [Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves and his fellow crewmen aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200)] didn't...
Constance Negrotto was born on 8 August 1924 to Ralph and Inez Hinkel. When she was five years old, the family moved to...
[Annotators Note: there is an interruption about 45 seconds into the interview after which the interview is started...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200).] The boat [Annotator's...
When on the P-34 ship that pulled them out of the ocean, William Leibold and the other survivors of the Tang [Annotator...
When Calvin Barrick was going to submarine school in New London he signed up for the navy’s V12 program which was...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Ralph Weymouth was aboard the Saratoga [Annotator's Note: USS Saratoga (CV-3)] in San Diego when he learned of the...
James Crane experienced a great change in the Merchant Marine. He was concerned about making the first convoy, but he...
Robert Swan and three other guys in his squadron [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 44 (VP-44)] rented a house. Each...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200).] The islands [Annotator...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] On 16 February 1944 the...
Lloyd Duncan was quartered in Oceana, Virginia. They reported in every day and flew missions when ordered to. Three...
Fred Bergeron was 19 years old when he took part in the Battle of Midway. He did not really have any idea just how...

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