Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO)

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James Smith watched the battle [Annotators Note: the battle of Gavutu] from Tulagi. [Annotators Note: Smith gets off...
After Arthur Jackson got back to the United States [Annotators Note: after being wounded in the Pacific] he was sent to...
Being a submariner prepared Grieves for his career as a firefighter. When you've seen the worst everything else is easy...
They [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] called the officer over and told him that the war was over. About a half hour...
The next morning Alexander Vraciu and the other guerillas headed north up the national highway. They took a bugler and...
Once Pomroy was brought to the beach he was treated by a Navy Corpsman and evacuated from Peleliu to a hospital ship...
Yellin is not sure if he was fired upon during landings and take offs from Iwo Jima. Yellin recalls that one of his...
When asked about a general message about his service and war, Tarrant references Civil War General Sherman's quote, "...
They did not know the exact cause of his death since he was in halfway decent shape but initially they were told his...
William Lansford was attached to the 27th Regiment [Annotators Note: Headquarters, 27th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine...
Renstrom discusses what it was like to train soldiers. One time he witnessed a soldier giving bayonet instruction to...
Mack was going to bring his carbine home with him. He put it in his sea bag and had all of his stuff packed around it....
[Annotators Note: Donald Hoff served in the navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on SBD Dauntless dive bombers...
Karr believed that Admiral Becton [Annotator's Note: F. Julian Becton was the Commander of the Laffey] was a very, very...
While Richard Greer and his fellow Marines were on Guadalcanal they were bombed almost constantly. They were hit at ten...
Besides the flag raising, Dave Severance's most vivid memory was the loss off troops. They knew that the Japanese were...
Delewski still hears from different people from the Laffey. After the war he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and got...
It was amazing to Harold Ward to see how quickly they dumped stuff after the war was over. They were heading back to...
The next morning Alex Vraciu and the other guerillas headed north up the national highway. They took a bugler and...
Vejtasa could see the Lexington on fire but still recovering planes. The Yorktown was also burning but recovering...
The Vietcong were a tough enemy because of their ability to conceal themselves and assimilate with civilian populations...
Whitten is proud to have survived the Battle of Midway. A few years ago he was contacted about Battle of Midway...
When they arrived at Pearl Harobr, Air Group 6 needed one more run before they rotated home. During the trip to Truk...
Hanna wanted to return to the US through San Francisco but ended up coming in through Seattle.He was sent to Madigan...
Baptiste feels that it is important for there to be a National World War II Museum. If they hadn't done what they did...
Bailey had a picture of himself with a flamethrower on his back. It was taken while he was waiting to go free one of...
Deen was hit on the top of Wana Ridge [Annotator’s Note: Okinawa, April 1945]. He was hit by a Japanese knee mortar....
Within hours any ship passing the destroyer escorts loaded with prisoners would receive prisoners from those destroyer...
The navy commander leading the Hornet's [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet, CV-8] air group was responsible for the deaths...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
James Goodrich was taken from Iwo Jima to a hospital on Guam. He was on Guam for about 12 or 13 days before being...
For the first battle of the Matanikau, James Smith and the Raiders were going to go up the river and 1st Battalion, 7th...
James Smith went home on 2 September 1945. He had a good job in New Zealand where he stayed for the rest of the war [...
America is the only country and society in the world, in Arthur Jackson's opinion, equipped to take on the dictators of...
Grieves talks about the eulogies he gives for friends who have passed away. He has officiated a number of funerals.On...
During one of his trips back to the United States Alexander Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero [...

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