Pacific Theater

OH 1275

College professor. His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His pacifistic/isolationist background and the influence of his mother; his parents' attitude toward Franklin D.

OH 0689

Civil servant, member of the “Lost Battalion.” His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Java and capture; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; Tamarkan, Thailand, 1944-45, and American air raids; Phet Buri, Thailand, 1945; liberation.

OH 1208

His experiences as a fighter pilot in the European, Mediterranean, and Pacific Theaters during World War II. Primary training, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 1940; secondary training, Goodfellow Field, San Angelo, Texas, 1941; advanced training, Brooks Field, San Antonio, Texas, 1941; assignment to the 31st Fighter Group, 1942; training in the Bell P-39 Airacobra; move to England and assignment to fly a Spitfire; Dieppe Raid, August 19, 1942; North African Campaign, 1942-43; comments about General George S.

OH 1671

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. World War II veteran. Childhood and education in San Antonio, Texas; challenges of the Great Depression; decision to enter John Sealy College of Nursing of the University of Texas; decision to enlist in U.S. Army Reserves, January 1941; service in U.S.

OH 1378

His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Pre-war youth; entry into the Army and basic training, Camp Blanding, Florida, 1942; combat on Guadalcanal, 1943; New Georgia Campaign, 1943; Munda Campaign, 1943; Bougainville Campaign, 1943-44; Philippine Campaign, 1945; battle for Manila; his battle wounds on February 13, 1945, and medical evacuation.

OH 1301

His experiences aboard the PT boat tender USS Jamestown and the rocket launching ships LCIR-74 and LCIR-34 in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

OH 1391

Mechanical engineer. His experiences with the Corps of Engineers in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Pre-war job experiences; enlistment in the Corps of Engineers Reserve, 1933; service with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Arizona and Colorado, 1933-34; active duty, December, 1941; assignment to Headquarters, 3rd Army, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, 1942; transfer to Headquarters, 6th Army, 1943; various responsibilities with the Engineers in the Southwest Pacific and the Philippines, 1943-45; rebuilding the Japanese infrastructure as part of the Army of Occupation, 1945.