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While on maneuvers aboard the Texas [Annotator's Note: USS Texas (BB-35)] in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Richard Ryan was...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st...
Frank Kubiak reveals incidents that occurred with his shipmates. Some instances involved risky activities that could...
Thomas Tizzard was on the USS Helena (CL-50) when it was hit by torpedoes ans sunk on 6 July 1943 [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Harlan Twible to describe the USS Indianapolis (CA-...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Coleen Landry's sisters were worried about their husbands who were at war. One sister had lived in Galveston, Texas for...
Erwin Johnson and his fellow prisoners of war were taken to Formosa [Annotator's Note: now Taiwan] but then went back...
A few days after leaving Australia, the ship 25 miles ahead of Ralph Crump's radioed that it had been under torpedo...
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...
Advances in submarine technology, William Hussey acknowledged, were directly related to the Navy's experience during...
Rosemary Fagot would not go into the u-boat [Annotator's Note: German submarine] because she is claustrophobic. [...
John Campbell was on ships that sunk twice. The first one [Annotator's Note: the SS Andrew G. Curtin, sunk 1944], he...
When they [Annotator's Note: Jack Yusen and the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)] arrived at Pearl Harbor the men looked...
Russell Clay and the USS Helena (CL-50) headed for Kula Gulf. That was the same location that John Kennedy [Annotator's...
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 first saltwater trip John Campbell made as a US Merchant Marine [Annotator's Note: Campbell regularly does not...
The USS Yarnell (DD-541) first met the enemy, according to Murphy Burke, at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands...
John Campbell says that President Truman [Annotator's Note: Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States] had...
[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...
On the big merchant ships, Clifton Trahan was a fireman and water tender [Annotator's Note: Trahan worked in the engine...
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...

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