Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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[Annotator's Note: The video begins with William Leibold taking the interviewers through a book of photographs. The...
[Annotators Note: Edgar Cole had been drafted into the US Marine Corps and was on his way to Camp Lejeune for basic...
David Yoho remembers the huge fleet off Okinawa and the explosion of an ammunition ship. It had been attacked by a...
Roger Shaw decided to be a doctor after his service because he wanted more education. He quickly finished his...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...
Romus Valtin Burgin worked with a contact officer from the VA named Frank Mallory when he returned to Texas. Burgin...
Calvin Barrick was transferred to the USS Searaven [Annotator’s Note: USS Searaven (SS196)] which was an older...
Walter Nelson went into the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. It was just about the same time that...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After boot camp he joined the 1st Raider...
Norman Hatch received his orders to the 5th Marine Division while he was still in the United States as his...
Combat cameraman Norman Hatch was only about a quarter of a mile away from the mountain top [Annotator's Note: Mount...
[Annotators Note: The interviewer asks Cole if he felt serving in the Marine Corps prepared him for the rest of his...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
When Richard Higgins returned to the United States he went to Quantico to drive a truck. He would drive civilians to...
David Yoho was on a fleet oiler in World War 2. The ship took on fuel sometimes from a fuel barge in order to refuel...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
William Leibold never stopped believing that he would make it home to his wife. The reunion with his wife on his parent...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] At the end of the second...
Roger Shaw returned to the United States by way of Northern Ireland. The SS sailed alone before reaching Ireland. Shaw’...
Calvin Barrick thinks that Dick O'Kane [Annotators Note: US Navy Rear Admiral Richard H. O'Kane was the commanding...
Roger Shaw was 22 years old when he returned to the United States. When he got back to the United States, he went up...
Chuck was born in Long Island, New York in 1917. He believes that things were going better during the Great Depression...
Ari Phoutrides was born in Seattle in 1925. His father was a priest who was moved around the country often.After high...
Connick was born in Mobile, Alabama on 27 March 1926. He moved with his family to New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of...
Arthur Jackson was born in Cleveland and grew up in Canton, Ohio. His father was a watch maker and eventually ended up...
Grieves was born in Liberty Center, Ohio. At a young age his parents moved the family to Detroit, Michigan for his...
Gonzales was 10 years old when the Japanese invaded [Annotator's Note: Manila, Philippine Islands]. At the time he...
Ferrier was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. His father died and was buried on his 13th birthday. His...
Tyler was working in the information center receiving radar reports on the morning of the Pearl Harbor attack [...
Rogers was born in Saltville, Virginia on 1 January 1915.He graduated from high school in 1932 during the middle of the...
Alexander Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi...

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