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[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...
Lucien Paul Laborde was named after his grandfathers. He was the third boy in his family. Laborde was born in Vinton,...
C. Charles Collie rejoined his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Blue (DD-744)] after it had become part of the screening...
Leroy Fadem experienced long voyages between sightings of land while he served in the Pacific [Annotator's Note: Fadem...
Following the end of the war, Patrick Russell flew in other carrier squadrons [Annotator's Note: after Composite...
Richard Swanson was assigned to the USCGC Comanche (WPG-76) on escort duty for the convoys crossing the Atlantic to...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS-306) during that vessel's...
John Nicholas's ship, the USS Gayety (AM-239), participated in submarine chasing in the Pacific. He set the depth...
Samuel Lombardo went to Fort Shanks prior to going to Pier 42 in New York for departure on the Queen Mary. Lombardo was...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Swanson was assigned to the USCGC Comanche (WPG-76) on escort duty for the troop transport...
Donald Lindquist was an officer in the US Merchant Marine during World War 2 and returned to military service during...
Aboard ship in Hawaii before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dossie East did not suspect the war was imminent. Pearl Harbor...
What they [Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves and his fellow crewmen aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200)] didn't...
Harold Zeringer arrived at Pearl Harbor after convoy duty from the west coast. He saw the Arizona [Annotator's Note:...
Edward Stone was born in September 1923 in Towanda, Pennsylvania. He grew up in that small town and had an excellent...
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...
Robert Dickinson was born in Brooklyn, New York, in September 1924, the second of two children. At an early age his...
Walter Broll and the Grace Abbott left Bari, Italy and headed for the ocean. Broll and the deck crew secured the...
[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...
In Norfolk, Virginia, Leo Praetorius was assigned to several different pilots. They were training up and down the east...
Coleen Landry remembers when her parents were told that her brother Reid was missing in action. It took about a month...
At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: 7 December 1941], Richard Ryan was stationed at the naval...
When Calvin Barrick was going to submarine school in New London he signed up for the Navy's V-12 program which was...
Walter Ram and his fellow crewmates had to wait for another airplane before continuing their bombing missions. A female...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the Army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Harold Buell flew his first combat mission at Midway on anti-submarine reconnaissance. He had only one prior experience...
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...
George Hood flew bombing missions against Japanese residential sections of Tokyo. That was because the enemy had...
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...

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