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[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...
Norman Bussel left his final training base and took a train to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. He and the crew were pretty...
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...
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...
Erwin Johnson assigned to work details. If they worked, they got a little more to eat so he volunteered for any detail...
In the beginning of 1943, Ralph Crump's draft status required that his boss write a letter every six months to the...
Russell Brien was 16 years old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor but he does not know exactly where he was. He...
Fred Bergeron was 19 years old when he took part in the Battle of Midway. He did not really have any idea just how...
Irma Darphin was born in Orange, Texas in August 1922. Her family moved to Crowley, Louisiana when she was one year old...
Sumner Whitten arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, west of Honolulu. The mess from the attack on Pearl Harbor was...
Heavyweight champion Joe Louis [Annotator's Note: Joseph Louis Barrow, professional boxer] joined the Army. Samson...
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...
Clifton Trahan was hospitalized in Africa after being burned in a submarine attack while serving aboard the merchant...
James Allen remembers Henry Glinski coming aboard with him. Glinski was a couple years older than Allen. Allen had...
Lorainne McCaslin was about 15 years old and lying on the sofa in the family living room when she intercepted the...
Harry Quinn arrived at the hospital on 19 June [Annotator’s Note: 19 June 1944] and remained there until the middle of...

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