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Harry Watson went to Newport, Rhode Island [Annotator's Note: for Navy boot camp training], and couldn't understand why...
Walter Ram arrived at his base in Bassingbourn, near London. His plane was part of the 94th Bombardment Group, 331st...
Robert Dickinson boarded the newly commissioned USS Queenfish (SS-393) as a Seaman Second Class. It didn't seem like he...
[Annotator's Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS-306) and was aboard during...
Winfield Zerphey was based on the southern coast of England at Dunkeswell. The airmen lived in Quonset huts. They had...
Lloyd Duncan was quartered in Oceana, Virginia. They reported in every day and flew missions when ordered to. Three...
Herman Prager was transferred aboard the Kingfish [Annotator's Note: USS Kingfish (SS-234)] after she had returned from...
Fred Bergeron was 19 years old when he took part in the Battle of Midway. He did not really have any idea just how...
Sumner Whitten arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, west of Honolulu. The mess from the attack on Pearl Harbor was...
Edward Chinnis was ready to go home after the war but he did have a lot of fun in the Navy. After leaving the Navy, he...
David Oreck was not part of the CCC [Annotator's Note: Civilian Conservation Corps] program as he was too young, but he...
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
James Allen remembers Henry Glinski coming aboard with him. Glinski was a couple years older than Allen. Allen had...
Harry Quinn arrived at the hospital on 19 June [Annotator’s Note: 19 June 1944] and remained there until the middle of...
Very soon, Lorraine Mesken became aware that the Japanese-American citizens in her area were being gathered at the...
On the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Sunday, 7 December 1941], J. W. Childs saw one Japanese...
At the time of his overseas deployment, Morton Brooks had little knowledge about the German treatment of Jews, except...
William Leo Spaetgens and his Navy crewmates aboard the SS Leslie M. Shaw (MC-0440) converted their Liberty Ship to a...
Jack Skaggs heard about Pearl Harbor on Monday morning, 8 December 1941. [Annotator's Note: Wake Island is west of, and...
Emil Schoonejans volunteered for service in the Navy. He originally wanted to go into the air force. He and a buddy...
Blanche Gangwere was 26 and over the minimum age of 24 when she joined the Red Cross [Annotator's Note: American Red...
Walter Broll passed through the station [Annotator's Note: the Merchant Marine training station at Sheepshead Bay in...
Within a day of arriving at the submarine base James Allen was given orders to report to the USS Wahoo (SS-238). He...
Sometime after the war, Philip Dunford spent time in Australia as a minister. He went to the capitol where he saw the...
Winfield Zerphey and the airplane's crew were granted liberty after flying several missions. He and a few other men...
James Allen crossed Captain Kennedy's [Annotator's Note: Lieutenant Commander Marvin Kennedy] path twice, much to his...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine and served on Liberty ships [Annotator's Note: a class of cargo ship...
While James Newsom was aboard the Cole [Annotator's Note: USS Cole (DD-155)], he slept back aft by the engineers. That...
Paul J. Frisco's regular watch station aboard the USS Cushing (DD-797) during the first year or so he was aboard was in...
John E. Johnson described accommodations on the APD [Annotator's Note: Johnson served aboard the high speed transport...
The Thresher [Annotator's Note: USS Thresher (SS-200)] had torpedo problems on most of her runs. Billy Grieves kept an...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard the submarine USS Sea Dragon.]...
From Oceana, Virginia, Lloyd Duncan and VT-3 [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 3] flew patrols looking for German...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins mid sentence. Leibold is apparently recommending places to eat in Escondido,...
James Allen was at Midway aboard the Sperry [Annotator's Note: USS Sperry (AS-12)] when the Wahoo [Annotator's Note:...

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