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[Annotator's Note: James Allen served in the Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class in the submarine service and was aboard the...
Richard Swanson received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal [Annotator's Note: the highest non-combat decoration awarded...
Rosemary Fagot was born an American citizen, but she had never been to to the United States until she enlisted in the...
William Leibold was topside with O'Kane [Annotator's Note: US Navy Rear Admiral Richard O'Kane had been the commanding...
William Leibold found O'Kane [Annotator's Note: Richard O’Kane, captain of the USS Tang (SS306)] to be very sure of...
Joseph LaNier had a close call on Okinawa while driving a truck. The LST [Annotator’s Note: LST—landing ship, tank] was...
Robert Oplinger participated in several battles before Okinawa. It took three months for the United States for defeat...
The worst fighting Roy Johnston experienced was at Okinawa. That's where he had his introduction to the Kamikaze...
Mitchell Zimmer served aboard two sister-ship submarines, the Snapper [Annotator's Note: USS Snapper (SS-185) and the...
Frank Kubiak went to North Africa with his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)]. They were on the receiving...
Robert Judd 's team [Annotator's Note: Underwater Demolition Teams 4 (UDT-)] was preparing for the assault on the...
In addition to making him more alert, the war also improved Walter Broll's outlook on life. In meeting a former Me-109...
Within a week, shipping instructions were posted and George Griffenhagen's name was on the list. They shipped out in...
Basil Woolf was ordered to wear tropical gear for deployment. He boarded the Queen Elizabeth in Scotland and five days...
Frank Hartzell and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division]...
After qualifying as a paratrooper, Obie Wickersham was at Camp McCall in North Carolina for two months of advanced...
Robert Mayes was inducted at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He went through Basic Training and then went to Fort Sill, Oklahoma...
Arthur Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University, he was an...
James Moshovitis was sent to radio school in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He didn't like taking Morse code, and he fought the...
Patrick Russell flew ground support for the battle of Okinawa. His plane carried various types of ordnance. Some had...
Patrick Russell made the reports on the 20 or 25 accidents sustained by aircraft in January [Annotator's Note: 1945]....
Edward Stone and the USS Bumper (SS-333) joined Submarine Squadron Five in the Philippines. The squad was classified as...
[Annotator's Note: The video begins with William Leibold taking the interviewers through a book of photographs. The...
Herman Prager witnessed the end of the war while on Midway Island. Following Midway, he sailed to Pearl Harbor for rest...
After being discharged from the Army, Paul Pizzolongo joined the National Guard, then returned to the Army and then...
When he returned to Singapore, Wim de Jonge ended up in the same prison where he had previously been held. [Annotator’s...
In 1944, Guy Stern and his unit were broken into six-man intelligence teams. They were on an Australian fruit boat, the...
Winfield K. "Win" Zerphey was born in October 1924 in the small town of Floren outside of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. He...
Edward Stone was aboard the Pyro [Annotator's Note: USS Pyro (AE-1)] and found the ship had good cooks. That was...
Billy Grieves watches movies like Run Silent, Run Deep religiously. He feels that they are more Hollywood than reality...
Charles Radford was at Camp Claiborne [Annotator's Note: in Louisiana] in the 166th [Annotator's Note: 166th Infantry...
Donald Scholle enjoyed the Second World War except for the second skipper on his boat [Annotator's Note: USS Spadefish...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
Erik Johnsen served in the US Merchant Marine during World War 2. As a result of the war, his father realized his dream...
David Yoho was on a fleet oiler in World War 2. The ship took on fuel sometimes from a fuel barge in order to refuel...
Jack Taylor has lived in a great period of American history. He has had a happy life with a wonderful family and good...

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