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[USS Appalachian Plan of the Day, October 5, 1945]

Description: Two copies of the USS Appalachian's (AGC-1) plan of the day listing all the activities including reveille, port routine, pay day, inspection, Jewish religious service, evening colors, and movies. There is also a message from AlNav and information regarding the current operation in Hokkaido, Japan.
Date: October 5, 1945
Creator: USS Appalachian (AGC-1)
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[3rd Attack Group Staff List]

Description: A list of staff in the 3rd Attack Group.
Date: July 5, 1943
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Check to Ure Drug Store]

Description: Personal check from the Fraternal Bank & Trust Co. of Fort Worth, made out to Ure Drug Store for $4.25 and signed by William Madison McDonald for the purchase of cigars. McDonald was a cigar aficionado.
Date: June 5, 1944
Creator: McDonald, WIlliam Madison
Partner: Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society

Oral History Interview with Howard L. Patton, January 5, 1999

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Howard L. Patton. He discusses his childhood and education and what led him to join the US Navy. He describes his experiences during bootcamp and the rest of World War Two in the Pacific Theatre.
Date: January 5, 1999
Creator: Patton, Howard L. & Alexander, William J.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with B. B. Browning, November 5, 2020

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with B B Browning. Browning joined the Navy in mid-1943. Beginning mid-1944, he served as Seaman First Class, supporting Marines aboard a troop ship. He recalls his experiences through the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot in June of 1944, and going ashore on Tinian with the Marines. He vividly describes his time on the island, serving on guard duty, communicating with Japanese civilians on the island, supervising work of the remaining Japa… more
Date: November 5, 2020
Creator: Browning, B. B.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Benjamin Gruetter, February 5, 2020

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Benjamin Gruetter. Gruetter was drafted into the Army in February 1945. He suffered appendicitis during boot camp and was held back. His last day of training was the last day of the war. He was sent to Japan for occupation duty and stayed about 13 months.
Date: February 5, 2020
Creator: Gruetter, Benjamin
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Charles Kayhart, June 5, 2019

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Charles Kayhart. Kayhart joined the Army in December of 1942. He completed training in radar and radio engineering. He served with the 3116th Signal Service Battalion. Kayhart’s headquarters were in Hawaii. He set up an underground radio station, installing and fine tuning all radio transmitters. He completed the same work on Iwo Jima in order to have direct communication with the Pentagon in Washington, DC, with San Francisco an… more
Date: June 5, 2019
Creator: Kayhart, Charles
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Maynard Saugstad, April 5, 2019

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Maynard Saugstad. Saugstad joined the Navy in July of 1943. He served as Storekeeper 2nd Class, and worked on bases including Pearl Harbor, Palmyra Island and Maui, where he was working when the war ended. Saugstad was in charge of several warehouses, where he distributed supplies. He was discharged in late 1945.
Date: April 5, 2019
Creator: Saugstad, Maynard
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Herbert Cavness, March 5, 2018

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Herbert Cavness. Cavness was born in Mason County, Texas in 1924. He quit high school in his junior year and joined the Army Air Forces in 1942. After completing basic training at Wichita Falls, Texas he was sent to Las Vegas, Nevada for training in aerial gunnery. He then went to Sioux City, Iowa for additional training and assignment to an air group. He recalls the loss of air crews during training mission. In early 1943 he boa… more
Date: March 5, 2018
Creator: Cavness, Herbert
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with John Connolly, February 5, 2016

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with John Connolly. Connolly joined the Navy in mid-1943. He served as a Hospital Corpsman. In mid-1944, he was assigned to St. Albans Naval Hospital in New York. In early 1945, Connolly served aboard the USS Repose (AH-16). They served as a base hospital ship in Shanghai and later Tsingtao, China, supporting the occupation forces in northern China. He received his discharge in May of 1946.
Date: February 5, 2016
Creator: Connolly, John
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Charles Mazoch, February 5, 2016

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Charles Mazoch. Mazoch was drafted into the Army in August, 1942 and was attached to the 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division. He joined the unit on New Guinea after the Battle of Buna. He also participated in the invasion of the Philippines. Mazoch has considerable help relating his story from his daughter.
Date: February 5, 2016
Creator: Mazoch, Charles L
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with W. T. Hardi, January 5, 2016

Description: The National Museum of the pacific War presents an oral interview with W T Hardi. Hardi joined the Navy in August, 1942 and trained at San Diego. He went aboard USS Mustin (DD-413) at Noumea. He recalls watching USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56) go down in the Gilberts. Hardi served on the radar watch. After promotion, Hardi joined the crew of USS Houston (CL-81). Hardi was aboard when the Houston was severely damaged by Japanese aircraft off Formosa. He was blown into the water and rescued by USS Inger… more
Date: January 5, 2016
Creator: Hardi, W. T.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Nicholas Fedesma, December 5, 2015

Description: The National Museum of the pacific War presents an oral interview with Nicholas Fedesma. Fedesma joined the Navy when he was 17 in 1942. After training, he was assigned to Composite Squadron 21 (VC-21) and went aboard USS Marcus Island (CVE-77) in March 1944. He specialized in aviation hydraulics. Fedesma recounts several anecdotes about his experiences aboard the Marcus Island. After he left the Navy in 1848, Fedesma studied mechanical engineering in Chicago on the GI Bill.
Date: December 5, 2015
Creator: Fedesma, Nicholas
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Ollie Music, December 5, 2015

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Ollie Thomas Music. Music was born 10 January 1927. He joined the Army in April of 1945. By the time he finished boot training and traveled to Fort Ord, California for assignment, the war had ended. He was then stationed at Yokohama, Japan. Music shares details of his travels and his participation during the occupation of Japan. He was assigned to Hakodate and Sapporo. He took an Army incentive to discharge in Japan and reenlist … more
Date: December 5, 2015
Creator: Music, Ollie
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Carlos Sanchez, November 5, 2015

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Carlos Anserra Sanchez. Sanchez was born 10 September 1927, graduated high school in 1943 and joined the Navy in late 1944. He completed training at Camp Pendleton and served aboard USS Sumner (AGS-5), with the black gang tending to the boilers. From September through February 1945, they conducted survey operations around Ulithi. In June, they continued surveys in Leyte Gulf, Philippines. After the war, they participated in the n… more
Date: November 5, 2015
Creator: Sanchez, Carlos
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with James Reynolds, November 5, 2015

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with James Reynolds. Reynolds has some assistance from his daughter during the interview. Reynolds joined the Navy in September 1943 and was in a construction battalion working at Manus in the Admiralty Islands. Reynolds was discharged in December 1945.
Date: November 5, 2015
Creator: Reynolds, James
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with James Williams, October 5, 2015

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with James R. Williams. Williams was born in Des Moines, Iowa on 20 October 1923. In January 1943 he entered the Navy and reported to Naval Station Great Lakes. Following boot camp, Williams reported to the Naval Aviation Ordnance School at Millington, Tennessee. A physical problem prevented him from then going to learn aerial gunnery at Pensacola. Instead he was sent to the Navy Bomb Disposal School on the American University ca… more
Date: October 5, 2015
Creator: Williams, James R.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Paul Silber, October 5, 2015

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Paul Silber. Silber was born in 1925 and recalls life during the depression years. In June 1943, he was drafted into the Army and sent to Fort Hood, Texas for basic training. While there, he was accepted into air cadet training. The program was cancelled before he got started and he was sent to the 13th Armored Division at Camp Bowie, Texas. While there, he applied for Officer Candidate School and was accepted. After being c… more
Date: October 5, 2015
Creator: Silber, Paul
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Douglas R. Smith, September 5, 2014

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Douglas R Smith. Smith joined the Army Air Forces in 1943. He served as a cryptographer, coding and decoding secret military messages in the Pacific, as the US prepared to invade Japan. After the war ended, Smith was stationed in Hokkaido, Japan. He received his discharge in late 1945.
Date: September 5, 2014
Creator: Smith, Douglas R
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with John Tomlin, March 5, 2015

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with John Tomlin. Tomlin joined the Navy in September 1944 and received basic training in Illinois. He received aviation ordnance training in Oklahoma. While there, he contracted scarlet fever and was quarantined for six weeks. After the war, he was assigned to the USS Core (CVE-13), entrusted with keeping the ship’s log. Tomlin returned home and was discharged in July 1946.
Date: March 5, 2015
Creator: Tomlin, John
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Bobby Dee Williams, February 5, 2015

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Bobby Dee Williams. Williams joined the Navy and upon completion of basic training was assigned to the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38), in May 1945. As a yeoman striker, he was responsible for maintaining personnel records and issuing liberty cards. He also recorded the proceedings of captain's masts. Williams printed out the plan of the day and delivered it all over the expansive ship, and through that he befriended and was able t… more
Date: February 5, 2015
Creator: Williams, Bobby Dee
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Wilbur Hendrix, November 5, 2014

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Wilbur H. Hendrix. Hendrix was born on 4 October 1921 in Ray County, Missouri. He entered the Army Air Corps in June, 1942. After basic training at Jefferson Barracks, he went to a civilian aircraft mechanic school in Chicago. From there he went to Blythe Army Airfield in California. After three months, he went to Spokane Army Airfield. There he was assigned as a crew chief for B-17s in the 569th Squadron, 390th Bomb Group. … more
Date: November 5, 2014
Creator: Hendrix, Wilbur
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Everett Scarr, March 5, 2014

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Everett Scarr. Scarr joined the Navy in 1944. He served with the deck force aboard the USS Black (DD-666). He recalls his experiences through the battles of Leyte and Okinawa, and serving with occupation forces in Japan after the war. Scarr returned to the US and received his discharge in June of 1946.
Date: March 5, 2014
Creator: Scarr, Everett
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Paul Shealy, February 5, 2014

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Paul Shealy. Shealy joined the Navy in August of 1940. Beginning February of 1941, he served as Seaman First Class mess cook aboard the USS Canopus (AS-9) until they scuttled the ship in April of 1942, upon the surrender of Bataan. Shealy was taken to Corregidor for duty in the 4th Battalion Reserve, of the 4th Marine Regiment. He was captured in May and imprisoned in Bilibid Prison, Cabanatuan Prison, a Japanese prison ship, and… more
Date: February 5, 2014
Creator: Shealy, Paul
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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