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Janice Benario never received any awkward treatment from men. Since she was an officer she may have commanded respect....
[Annotators Note: Charles Bishop served in the navy aboard the destroyer USS Cummings (DD-365) then later aboard the...
The 2nd plane [Annotator’s Note: the 2nd kamikaze on 10 May 1945] that hit them hit the after engine room. He came in...
When they [Annotators Note: Donald Hoff and the rest of the strike group] arrived at the point where they [Annotator's...
Wahlen's division used to get together after the war. His platoon leader would get them together and have each one talk...
They were on General's Quarters [Annotator's Note: ready for battle] for 72 hours. The guys would take turns on their...
Years ago Delewski did an interview for National Geographic. He accompanied his commanding officer Captain Becton [...
Harold Ward remembers that it was quiet after they secured from general quarters. Around three in the afternoon they...
The strike groups began hitting Guam and Saipan on the 12th [Annotator's Note: 12 June 1944] in preparation for the...
Alex Vraciu scored nine aerial victories during his first tour. His first kill was a Zero at Tarawa while flying with...
James was there for about 2 or 3 months for ground school. He was then shipped to Lafayette. He did not make his first...
Vejtasa thought that the training he received was great. They would train as individuals as well as a group. In...
When Crain got a chance to examine his boat he noticed there were about 50 to 75 marks in the steel where bullets had...
Curt Simmons served as a US Navy Armed Guard gunner aboard merchant ships. Even at the start of the war there were...
Hopkins was the 33rd plane to take off. It was the 1st time that Hopkins took off carrying a live bomb. After he took...
Butch O'Hare [Annotator's Note: Edward Henry “Butch” O’Hare] really invented the Thatch Weave and Thatch's name was...
Stratton went to Corona, California towards the end of 1942. He was there for a couple months before he was medically...
Baptiste had a janitorial service. One of his clients was a doctor who stayed on Corregidor [Annotator's Note:...
From Pearl Harbor they were sent to the Pacific [Annotator’s Note: the crew of the USS Missouri in January 1945] and...
Wiley stayed on the Portland [Annotator's Note: US Navy heavy cruiser USS Portland, CA-33] for 2 days and slept on the...
Waldron was the commanding officer of Torpedo Squadron 8. He wanted things done his way and he wanted them done right....
Childers went to the yeoman and requested a transfer form. He typed up the request and asked to be assigned to Torpedo...
Fagot remembers the difficulties she had translating for the United Fruit Company because of the cultural differences....
Norman Kleiss went to the ready room. The weather was very cloudy with just a few patches of open sky. A Japanese plane...
The Wagners served for about three and a half years. They got out of the service in 1946 and put the war behind them....
Around 8:15 or 8:20 [Annotator's Note: on the morning of 16 April 1945] the first 4 Japanese kamikaze planes heading...
Connick recalls having great respect for the Marines they picked up at Iwo Jima. He watched them fight, seeing the...
When the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6) aircraft carrier] was attacked and ensign Mears and...
The day after the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot [Annotators Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea] Alexander Vraciu was...
James Nerison had an upper bunk in the PT boat [Annotators Note: PT-305] and he was not able to see out of the boat. He...
The first place Brooks was taken to was a building. The men were fed once a day by the natives who brought them soup....
It was a wonderful experience. Stinson would not trade a million dollars for his experience in World War II. On average...
From 20000 feet the Japanese carriers could be seen maneuvering below. The carriers could be identified by their size...
The San Francisco had to intercept the Japanese ships coming down the Slot [Annotator's Note: the narrow course from...
Blanchard was still feeling the effects of the smoke inhalation when he was in Honolulu. He dealt with this injury for...
When the Japanese planned invasions on American, English or Filipino soil, they had to come up with a new code...

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