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Delewski still hears from different people from the Laffey. After the war he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and got...
It was amazing to Harold Ward to see how quickly they dumped stuff after the war was over. They were heading back to...
The next morning Alex Vraciu and the other guerillas headed north up the national highway. They took a bugler and...
Vejtasa could see the Lexington on fire but still recovering planes. The Yorktown was also burning but recovering...
When they arrived at Pearl Harobr, Air Group 6 needed one more run before they rotated home. During the trip to Truk...
Baptiste feels that it is important for there to be a National World War II Museum. If they hadn't done what they did...
The navy commander leading the Hornet's [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet, CV-8] air group was responsible for the deaths...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
During one of his trips back to the United States Alexander Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero [...
Brooks was just past 20 years old when he first entered the Navy. When he came back home it was like coming back to...
Karr found out from the Laffey's newsletter that one of his buddies had fallen and broken his hip. Karr did not go to...
Interviewer asks Delewski if his experience on the Laffey changed him. On the day that all of this happened [Annotator'...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
During one of his trips back to the United States Alex Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero that had been...
Vejtasa had hit the carrier he had made a run on. Fighting 42 was aboard the Yorktown and was commanded by Jimmy...
Baptiste would be watchful. There are countries and people who want to see this country go under so he believes that we...
While Childers was a cadet he was asked by Colonel Mangrum if he had received a Purple Heart. When he told Mangrum that...
Norman Kleiss knew Peter Gaido pretty well. When Kleiss was about to take off for his first carrier landing he was...
One of the new pilots from Vejtasa's group got lost during the battle. He tried to make it to Guadalcanal but couldn't...
Childers was then assigned to Ft. Rucker, Alabama. Childers though that Ft. Rucker would be good duty but it wasn't. He...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Admiral Kinkaid [Annotato's Note: Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid] who had no experince with carriers or aviators, ordered a...
After he retired he played golf. He still lives in California.Childers experienced the big earthquake of 1989.
On the morning of the battle, Vejtasa was flying CAP. Jimmy Flately and Johnny Leppla were flying escort for the...
Not all of them were happy to see women [Annotator's Note: Wagner is referring to US Naval Officers in San Francisco]....
Phoutrides took part in the Normandy invasion. He knew what was happening but couldn't understand the enormity of the...
Connick's boat [Annotator's Note: an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel)] held roughly thirty-six men. Each boat...
Ferrier got to Pearl Harbor the day after the Hornet [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet CV-8, aircraft carrier] sailed. They...
James Nerison learned how to handle the boat, fix the engine, and operate the radio equipment. He was also versed in...
During the second Truk raid Alexander Vraciu was on a morning hop escorting bombers when they were attacked by a group...
They made several convoy trips to Port Darwin on the northern coast of Australia. The Japanese moved closer to their...
They proceeded to Samar to the repair base. The boats had already begun to be renovated because they had been assigned...
Merrill was aboard the Saratoga [Annotator's Note: USS Saratoga, CV-3] both times she was torpedoed.When they left...
Tarrant went to join the military when he was 18. He was in good shape, about 175 pounds. A sergeant asked him, "What...
The ship [Annotator's Note: the aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13)] wasn't at Pearl Harbor for long before heading...
Showers spent the entire war working in communications and intelligence, in direct collaboration with Admiral Nimitz [...

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