Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Sidney Philips was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He grew up on Georgia Avenue in midtown. Eugene [Annotators Note...
David Yoho was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August 1928 and grew up in the inner city. He had two sisters....
Edgar Marion Cole was born in Dallas, Texas in 1925. His parents were poor and he had to help the family financially...
Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
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...
Returning home and being discharged from the Marine Corps was bittersweet for Edgar Cole. At the time prejudice was...
William Leibold wonders if the [Annotators Note: USS (SS306)] is still a tomb. The was apparently depth charged into...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After completing boot camp he joined the 1st...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] While...
When Calvin Barrick was going to submarine school in New London he signed up for the navy’s V12 program which was...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Sidney Philips remembers the Marines bringing the amphibious tank up the creek from the beach. It was just sitting...
Romus  Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September of 1943 and were stationed...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
After Norman Hatch landed with Major Jim Crowe [Annotator's Note: Major Henry Pierson Crowe commanded 2nd Battalion,...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Roger Shaw made a big mistake in his first opportunity as a ship’s captain. He was assigned to an army transport and...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] On 16 February 1944 the...
Before the 5th Marine Division landed on Iwo Jima, Norman Hatch assigned all of the men in his camera outfit to various...
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,...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]When...
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...
Sidney Philips remembers hearing about Pearl Harbor while sitting at a drug store counter on the corner of Dauphin and...
Some days after eliminating the machine gun position, Burgin and his fellow Marines faced another machine gun...
Richard Higgins left Peleliu and went to Pavuvu and got off the ship. The next day a clerk told Higgins that he was...
Sidney Philips remembers someone being perfect. He was handsome, young, and the girls loved him. Phillips tells...
[Annotators Note: Edgar Cole served in the US Marine Corps in the 52nd Defense Battalion.] The Japanese attack on Pearl...

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