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Coleen Landry's sisters were worried about their husbands who were at war. One sister had lived in Galveston, Texas for...
Chester Biernacki and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Helena (CL-50)] were on the way to Guadalcanal when they met up...
John DuBose reached his new ship [Annotator's Note: the SS Bostonian] and was immediately given lifeboat training. He...
Roger Shaw was assigned to the SS George Gayle on the Industrial Canal while it was still being completed by the...
Robert Gurr heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor while cleaning a car seat. He saw a panicky neighbor running through...
Emil Schoonejans volunteered for submarine duty on 11 February 1943 and was called up a week later. He did not have a...
Herman Prager experienced increasing positions of responsibility as he served on more and more patrols aboard the boat...
Herman Prager would rise from his bunk on the boat depending on which watch he was assigned to perform. If he had the...
Herman Prager left for United States Navy boot camp in San Diego, California after the Christmas and New Year holidays...
Donald Scholle was proud to have served on the USS Spadefish (SS-411). He did not like the second skipper who drove the...
Rosemary Fagot would not go into the u-boat [Annotator's Note: German submarine] because she is claustrophobic. [...
When they [Annotator's Note: Jack Yusen and the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)] arrived at Pearl Harbor the men looked...
Robert Swan saw a carrier the first day [Annotator's Note: on 3 June 1942, the first day of the Battle of Midway] but...
The USS Yarnell (DD-541) first met the enemy, according to Murphy Burke, at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands...
[Annotator's Note: Sumner Whitten served in the USMC as a pilot flying Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator dive bomber with Marine...
[Annotator's Note: Eugene Tarrant served in the Navy as a captain’s mess attendant aboard the USS San Francisco (CA38...
Francis Resta was in B Company [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 407th Infantry Regiment, 102nd Infantry...
George Morgan had the unique experience of entering Tokyo Bay prior to the Japanese surrender. His ship was anchored...
Herman Prager participated in torpedo attacks on enemy ships. [Annotator's Note: Prager sailed on four wartime patrols...
Clinton Riddle initially wanted to join the US Navy after he graduated from high school but being the only child in his...
Donald Beeghly was not excited about being drafted. He wondered what would happen. Beeghly got his uniforms at Fort...
William Myers, Jr. described submarine school at Pearl Harbor as good and not good; he hated training in the pressure...
Robert Dickinson's training took place on one of the old S-boats. [Annotator's Note: The United States' S-class...
Moses Hogan's basic training was in Norfolk, Virginia, and he shipped out from San Diego, California. He was assigned...
William B. Hughes sailed on the hospital ship USAHS Wisteria on his second voyage. He was assigned a fire station but...
James Newsom was assigned to the USS Cole (DD-155). The Cole left Norfolk for North Africa to land Rangers ashore in...
Henry A. Tacket and the USS Heermann (DD-532) were assigned to the invasion of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands. The...
Roy Boreen spent a year and a half as part of the USS Oklahoma's (BB-37) 3rd Division Deck Force. Every Friday was...
[Annotator's Note: James Allen served in the Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class in the submarine service and was aboard the...
The first couple times Arthur Killam was depth charged it was a little hairy but he does not recall getting too upset...
Henry A. Tacket and the USS Heermann (DD-532) returned to the United States after the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The ship...
C. Charles Collie heard on 6 August [Annotator's Note: 1945] that the atomic bomb had been used on Hiroshima. He knew...
Perry Strait saw he had signed up for the USMS [Annotator's Note: United States Maritime Service] but was assured if he...
James Gaffney was born in 1924 in Texarkana, Texas. His family moved to several places in Texas. By the time he was six...
427. Photograph. 'File No: 209591 April 25, 1944 Navy planes sink U-Boat in two minutes! The enemy vessel is entirely...
251.Photograph. '21 April 44. MM-5-44-3969. Fifth Army, Anzio Beachhead Area, Italy. Captured German 'one man submarine...

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