Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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William Leibold was topside with O'Kane [Annotators Note: Richard O’Kane, commanding officer of the USS (SS306)] when...
[Annotators Note: Robert Addison served in the US Marine Corps in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] After Bloody Ridge...
[Annotators Note: Robert Addison was a member of the US Marine Corps 1st Raider Battalion.]After Bloody Ridge they went...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
William Leibold found O'Kane [Annotators Note: Richard O’Kane was the captain of the USS (SS306)] to be very sure of...
[Annotators Note: William Leibold served in the navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate and made all five war patrols aboard...
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roy Boreen was stationed at the Section Base until 1943. After that, he was sent to...
Richard Higgins was not on Bloody Nose Ridge but he was close it. Another man Higgins had great respect for was Red...
Romus Burgin and the 5th Marines were among the first to land on Peleliu as part of the main assault on the island. A...
William Leibold has been contacted numerous times by groups attempting to research various things. Leibold noted how...
[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...
Billy Grieves watches movies like Run Silent, Run Deep religiously. He feels that they are more Hollywood than reality...
[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...
Being a submariner prepared Billy Grieves for his career as a firefighter. After seeing the worst, everything else is...
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...

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