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[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13 (VT-13),...
During the beginning of the war, when the war was not going well for the United States, the attitude was very subdued...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Edwin McAuliffe's father was born in Ireland and was wounded during World War 1 at Gallipoli. His mother was born in...
Norman Hatch remained on Iwo Jima for the first 18 days of the battle. He was flown off on D plus 18. Hatch flew off...
It only took four days for the ship to cross the Atlantic. They landed in Boston and after going ashore Charles Fitts...
After he was separated from the Army, Ikari ended up in Los Angeles but he was a little lost. He had thoughts about...
[Annotators Note: Robert Addison was a member of the US Marine Corps 1st Raider Battalion.]After Bloody Ridge they went...
[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...
Norman Ikari’s days at Camp Ritchie were numbered. Ikari was sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He thought that was...
Norman Ikari went from the aid station to the 56th Evacuation Hospital. This was a forward tent hospital where they...
more missions after D-Day and then returned to the United States. He was in Milwaukie on V-E Day and in Louisiana when...
Edward Tipper arrived at Crile General Hospital in Cleveland after his flight from a hospital in England. [Annotator’s...
George Morgan mentioned Kauffman as being the only superintendant of the Naval Academy who followed his father in that...
During one of his breaks in Sicily, Frank Mancuso wrote a letter that was never answered. When he came back to the...
Stinson was born in Columbia, Alabama. After he and his classmates graduated from high school in 1943 they joined the...
1 morning the prisoners were called out. They were usually called out every morning so the Japanese could do a head...
By 1944 Harold Ward had added some stripes to his arm. Ward was transferred to an AK ship, a big liberty ship [...
Bailey has seen the Okinawan civilian jumping off of cliffs on television. It puzzles Bailey how two Okinawan women...
Besides the flag raising, Dave Severance's most vivid memory was the loss off troops. They knew that the Japanese were...
They never really knew. They could have used any excuse to cut Myers' head off, but he still took alot of chances.Myers...
The Japanese commander of the camp, stood up on a platform and spoke in Japanese with an interpreter, and says, "The...
Kanaya had no idea if everyone made it back. They got off of the train in Chicago; there was a train from the Pacific...
Fagot was born an American citizen, but she had never been to to the United States until she enlisted in the Navy. She...
Butler wrote home frequently. She tried to explain to her family what she was going through and to reassure them that...
Grant Ichikawa helped coerce a large number of Japanese soldiers to surrender in the jungles of the Philippines. The...
[Annotators Note: Charles Bishop served in the navy aboard the destroyer USS Cummings (DD-365) then later aboard the...
Jimmy Doi encountered Italian fascists at San Terenzo. San Terenzo was their last big battle. They were down in a gully...
Ben Kuroki was amazed that he only saw one Japanese Zero [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi A6M fighter aircraft, also known...

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