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William Hussey feels World War 2 is still relevant today because it was an outstanding example of how the United States...
Jack Taylor has lived in a great period of American history. He has had a happy life with a wonderful family and good...
William Leibold never stopped believing that he would make it home to his wife. The reunion with his wife on his parent...
Mildred Aupied was influenced by her work at the shipyard [Annotator’s Note: she was a welder at the Delta Shipbuilding...
Adam Istre recalled that the USS PC-487 sub chaser was armed with a three inch 50mm gun and mouse traps [Annotator's...
[Annotator's Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS-306) and was aboard for that...
When Pearl Harbor was attacked, Ralph Crump said there was "tremendous panic" in the Los Angeles area. They immediately...
Roger Shaw returned to the United States by way of Northern Ireland. The SS George Gayle sailed alone before reaching...
After the end of the war in Europe, Carrol Joy began to see people released to go home. He did know how many points he...
[Annotator's Note: James Allen served in the Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class in the submarine service and was aboard the...
Roger Shaw was 22 years old when he returned to the United States. When he got back to the United States, he went up...
Ejnar Christiansen spent the summer of 1940 in Jacksonville, Florida as a cadet on the Danish Merchant Marine training...
Ejnar Christiansen's hardest time sailing in convoy was trying to stay in position at night. Keeping speed was very...
Perry Strait found the training he was given by the Maritime Service [Annotator's Note: United States Maritime Service...
Between his first and second patrols Robert Dickinson was on the island of Hawaii for rest and relaxation. A relief...
Judith Meisel and her sister were treated nicely at the convent [Annotator's Note: they had just escaped a death march...
Monpat was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He went to E.D. White High School for one year then quit and went...
Feightner and a friend, Red Hall, attended the CPT [Annotator's Note: Civilian Pilot Training] class their school [...
Richard Ford waited about three months for a boat back to the United States. Germans were sinking boats in the Gulf of...
For Charles Bishop, submarine school was pretty intense. The course lasted three months during which the class spent a...
William Barnes was aboard USS PC-590 when it was thrown onto the reef which surrounds Midway atoll. After making...
Dupuy remembers a mission to Joliet. They carried two thousand pound bombs on the P-40 [Annotator’s Note: American P-40...
[Annotators Note: Charles Bishop served in the navy aboard the destroyer USS Cummings (DD-365) then later aboard the...
Harold Ward remembers that it was quiet after they secured from general quarters. Around three in the afternoon they...
William Barnes manned a 20 millimeter antiaircraft gun aboard USS PC-590. When an enemy plane came at the ship it...
Karr recalls having to go up on deck with buckets of water from down below. One of the times he went up to dump a...
The USS San Francisco (CA-38) replenished and headed down towards the Coral Sea. They raided New Guinea airport and the...
Freddie Ohr was assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group overseas. They were flying Spitfires. Ohr learned how to fly the...
When the 12 ships in his squadron hit Diamondhead [Annotator's Note: the volcanic crater on Oahu, Hawaii], 6 went south...
Crump and the Chief Engineer had done some work when the seas were calm. The Chief Engineer felt that there was a...
Robert Templet was aboard the USS Roxanne (AKA-37) when the Japanese surrendered. During the course of the war, the...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard the submarine USS Sea Dragon then...
William B. Hughes first sailed on the SS Joseph Hamilton and that was followed by the USAHS Wisteria. The Hamilton was...
Henry Joffray was a member of the Merchant Marine during World War 2. There were 4,000 ships and 260,000 sailors in...
John DuBose signed on the SS Frenchtown as a messman. The ship was a T-2 tanker that was welded during construction and...
Melvin Abadie spent two weeks in Pearl Harbor. He was assigned to the USS Appalachian (AGC-1). He was not connected to...

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