Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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Crain was born in northern Louisiana. He grew up on a farm. During the depression everyone in his family had to work in...
Jones was born in Oregon. When he was 10 years old, 1 of his sisters contracted tuberculosis so his mother elected to...
Robert Akins discusses how the heroes were the ones who gave their lives 10,000 miles from home. Of the 120 men in his...
Mervosh was born in Pittsburgh on June 14th, 1923. He remembers dealing with the Great Depression. It taught him how to...
Kaylor was born in Highspire, Pennsylvania. He went to Highspire High School. K-12 was in the same building. A friend's...
Whitten was born in Newton, Massachusetts. After high school he went to Amherst College. In college he was in the glee...
Paul Hilliard believes the SBD Dauntless is much underrated and unfortunately much unrecognized. WWII books sometimes...
Giles Bacon served with an MP [Annotator’s Note: military police] battalion on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor. He was born...
Wicker was born in Scotlandville, Louisiana in 1923. He had a good life growing up, his father worked for the railroad...
Hopkins grew up on a small farm in Georgia. It was a tenant farm. Hopkins father was farming a piece of property that...
Yukio Kawamoto was born in Berkeley, California in November 1919. He was drafted into the army from the University of...
Stratton is from Red Cloud, Nebraska. His family was farmers early on in their lives. His father ended up owning a...
Feightner was in VF-3 [Annotator's Note: Fighter Squadron 3] with Butch O'Hare [Annotator's Note: Edward Henry “Butch”...
Hannas family was living in Texas when he joined the Army in July 1938 in Lubbock. He took his basic training at Ft....
Baptiste was born in Saint James Parish, Louisiana on 4 November 1916. He is in town [Annotator's Note: New Orleans]...
Starnes grew up in Decatur, Georgia. His father was a travelling salesman. By the time he started school he was living...
Wiley grew up during the Great Depression and he joined the Navy in 1940 just shortly after he graduated from high...
Bailey was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina on 12 September 1921.During the Great Depression Bailey's clothes...
Deen was born in McCray, Georgia. His father was the president of South Methodist College. He was one of three kids....
Ralph Crump [Annotators Note: For the first 22:26 of this interview the interviewer and interviewee chat about family...
Earnest was born in Richmond, Virginia. He was born on April 1st, 1917. HIs father was in the Light Infantry Blue,...
Richard Cole was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1915. After graduating from high school he went to work on a farm for 75...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
Childers was born in Sherman, California. When he was young, his parents move the family to the Oklahoma.When he was...
Weber was born in Saint Paul's Catholic Hospital in the Intramuros, the walled city in Manila, in the Philippines on 9...
Hershel Williams was born and raised in a country atmosphere in West Virginia. His father was in the dairy business....
James Carrington has previously been interviewed by Tom Brokaw and for Oliver North’s War Stories. Carrington was born...
Leisey was born in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania May 10th, 1923. He moved to Honey Brook, Pennsylvania where he ended up...
[Annotators Note: Norman Kleiss starts the interview by reading a narrative about the causes that led up to the Pearl...
Ben Kuroki grew up with Caucasian friends. There were only a few Japanese American families around at the time. The...
James Goodrich wanted to join the Marine Corps as soon as he saw his first Marine Corps poster. He also enjoyed the...
James Smith was known as Horse [Annotators Note: also as Horse Collar] during his time in the Marine Corps. He earned...
Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash who held the two mile...
Lazarick was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1923. In those days Camden was a nice city with many large manufacturing and...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....

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