UNITED STATES NAVY WWII VETERAN INTERVIEWS

Discover the stories of the greatest conflict known to mankind through incredible first hand accounts.

BOB DICKINSON

USS QUEENFISH
Robert Dickinson was a gunnersmate 3rd class in the US Navy during WWII and a member of the original crew of the USS Queenfish. The Queenfish sunk the Japanese ship Awa Maru and due to this, the Queenfish has become one of WWII's most legendary submarines. Find out why, here.

GLENN CHRISTIANS

CONVOY SHIP GUARD

In this action packed interview, WWII veteran Glenn Christians talks about his time while serving in the U.S. Navy during the war. While stationed on merchant ships crossing the Atlantic, he was sunk by German U-Boats 3 times. This interview is a must-see!

EDWARD WILDES

USS INDEPENDENCE
In this story, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veteran Edward L. Wildes shares his experiences while he was in the U.S. Navy. Serving for over 30 years, Mr. Wildes rose to Chief Petty Officer and was well liked and respected among his shipmates. From being shot at by Japanese Zero Fighters, to witnessing Kamikaze attacks, his story is one you don't want to miss!

KEN PENNINGTON

USS PRINCETON

WWII U.S. Navy veteran Ken Pennington tells about his time serving aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Princeton during the war. While aboard that ship, it was bombed by a Japanese plane and sunk off the coast of the Philippines. He was awarded the prestigious Philippine Liberation Medal, as well as countless other honorable service awards during his 20-year service in the U.S. Navy.

JAMES PATTON

USS PROMETHEUS

In this interview, we hear the stories of WWII veteran James Patton who served on a repair ship in the U.S. Navy during the war. Hear about being the first American soldiers in Hong Kong, as well as traveling to many other Asian countries. Patton also tells about his amazing experiences during an Honor Flight trip. 

RICHARD IRWIN

USS OREGON CITY

Seaman First Class Richard Irwin shares his stories about the U.S.S. Oregon City during the latter part of WWII. He talks about getting sea-sick while on patrol for submarines in the Atlantic, as well as his important job aboard the ship.

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