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Robert Fulton and the USS Houston (CA-30) joined other American, British, Dutch and Australian [Annotator's Note: also...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. was stationed at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, and vividly remembers the attack. He was slated to...
After Ted Wiebe was in the squadron [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 2 (VT-2) flying from the USS Lexington (CV-2)]...
Paul J. Frisco and the USS Cushing (DD-797) accompanied a Task Force that included the USS Franklin (CV-13) offshore of...
Russell Mayeur left New Orleans for St. Petersburg, Florida to train for the Merchant Marine. He had no problem with...
The USS Twiggs (DD-591), according to Donald Witmer, was then assigned to Roger Peter 2, a radar picket station, which...
Harry Watson remembered that his sub [Annotator's Note: USS Segundo (SS-398)] was subjected to depth charges twice. He...
William Curtis departs for New York and heads for Manhattan Beach Training Station. Learned the alphabet in Morse Code...
Alois Kopp enlisted in the Navy in September 1937 despite the fact he could not swim. He learned fast. He volunteered...
From the New Hebrides, Charles Davis said they [Annotator's Note: the USS Helena (CL-50)] proceeded with two aircraft...
Soon after the Battle of the Philippines, Murphy Burke remembers spending a week at one of the larger ports, Ulithi....
Jack Skaggs and his comrades were loaded aboard the Nitta Maru for departure from Wake. They left on 12 January 1942....
[Annotator's Note: Charles Radford served in the Army as an infantryman in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 133rd Infantry...
At Okinawa, Wilbur Rogers' ship [Annotator's Note: USS Foote (DD-511)] was part of a radar picket station, a system...
After Pearl Harbor, Donald Witmer's next destination was Eniwetok Atoll. When they arrived, there were no Japanese...
Firman Balza said the Japanese lost the war that first day, but it took the U.S. three-and-a-half years to prove it to...
John Curtis Spencer said his first job in the Pacific was to escort a destroyer up to Lingayen Gulf, and the USS Formoe...
The day after the Pearl Harbor attack, J. W. Childs went to the USS Nevada (BB-36) which had managed to get underway...
Harper Gruber described the crew as being divided between the dark crew - motor macs [Annotator's Note: motor machinist...
Douglas Harper went to Port Hueneme, California and was assigned to an ACORN unit. [Annotator's Note: ACORN is an...
They [Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher and his rear seat gunner George Fergusson] were taken to a sick bay in the bow [...
George Joseph Bertucci felt the war improved him because he furthered his education afterwards. He had ambition to do...
Gus Gikas and his unit spent six weeks in North Africa, mainly in training exercises simulating shipboard problems that...
The Marines had to land about a thousand yards short of the beach at Tarawa. Eugene Tarrant recalls the San Francisco's...
He had arrived in Pearl Harbor, but John Curtis Spencer was not aboard his ship when the Japanese attacked on 7...
The USS Yarnell (DD-541) first met the enemy, according to Murphy Burke, at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands...
Ed Rendelman arrived in England after sailing from the United States in March 1944. The men knew there was a big build...
John E. Johnson went aboard the USS Liddle (ADP-60) in New York in September 1944, and sailed through the Panama Canal...