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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...
Harry McCauley and PC-800 stayed in Hawaii for about a month after their initial deployment to the Pacific. McCauley...
Jack Skaggs heard about Pearl Harbor on Monday morning, 8 December 1941. [Annotator's Note: Wake Island is west of, and...
Malcolm Johnson had been a civilian contractor on Wake Island when he was wounded and taken prisoner by the Japanese....
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...
William Anderson first saw the new destroyers with the twin, five inch guns after the USS Reid (DD-369) had been hit by...
Lowell Hughes was stationed at Camp Barkeley near Abilene, Texas when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. A supply...
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 clip begins mid sentence. William 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:...
[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...
The first couple of ships John Campbell was on had no Armed Guard [Annotator's Note: Navy sailors serving aboard...
William Hussey enlisted in the Navy because he grew up with it, and it seemed the thing to do once he reached adulthood...
Allen Pedersen landed in Oran, North Africa on 11 May [Annotator's Note: 11 May 1943]. It was supposedly the largest...
While stationed at Wheeler Field [Annotator's Notes: Wheeler Army Airfield, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii] with the 14th Pursuit...
William Leibold found O'Kane [Annotator's Note: Richard H. "Dick" O'Kane, captain of the USS Tang (SS-306)] to be very...
Joseph LaNier had a close call on Okinawa while driving a truck. The LST [Annotator’s Note: LST—landing ship, tank] was...

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