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[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13 (VT-13),...
Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
Walter Nelson was only 19 years old at the time [Annotators Note: at the time of the Battle of the Coral Sea]. The USS...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast he went to the...
Robert Freligh’s crewman Sam Plonski was from the Boston area, and Peter Sanchez from the Chicago area. He always flew...
Walter Nelson loved the airplane he flew in [Annotators Note: TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bombers]. It was slow but...
Roy Boreen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 1920. During the Great Depression, his father worked as a cement...
Robert Addison was born in Akron, Ohio in December 1922. Growing up he was very athletic and played many different...
[Annotators Note: Robert Addison was a member of the US Marine Corps 1st Raider Battalion.]Edson [Annotators Note: US...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).]During the shakedown...
Robert Freligh’s father died when he was two and a half years old. His mother worked full time as a pharmacist but was...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
When on the P34 ship that pulled them out of the ocean William Leibold and the other survivors of the [Annotators Note...
[Annotators Note: William Leibold served in the navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate and made all five war patrols aboard...
William Leibold wonders if the [Annotators Note: USS (SS306)] is still a tomb. The was apparently depth charged into...
When Calvin Barrick was going to submarine school in New London he signed up for the navy’s V12 program which was...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] On 16 February 1944 the...
Robert Freligh probably decided to join the navy because his brother was in the army and there was most likely some...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT13,...
Richard O'Kane gave William Leibold a nice 35mm camera. O’Kane snuck it in the trunk of Leibold's car one day during a...
Robert Freligh was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1921. He moved to Adrian, Michigan where he went to live in an...
Walter Nelson recognized that they were close enough that they could have bailed over Australia if they needed to. From...
William Leibold spoke to his wife Grace for the first time in years while he was in Oakland. She wanted to visit but he...
Robert Freligh served during the war because he felt it was his duty. He was also 20 years old at the time and thought...
Arthur Killam kept up with some of the guys he served with in the US Navy during the war but never went to any of the...

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