Justin Oral History Center

U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Anecdotes

     This page is a series of links to anecdotes of members of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, and similar services of other nations.  The Stories below have been submitted to me by service members or their families by email.  If you have any such stories to submit please email me below. Thank you and enjoy.  

A Damn Fine Gesture, Gus Youngkrist, USS Makin Island, CVE-93, USN

Achtung! Fraternization Mit Frauleins Verbotten!!, "DaveT121", USN

Am I My Brother's Keeper?, John Francis Richter, HM1, Corpsman, USN, Guadalcanal

An Angel Sent By History, a story about the saving of the USS West Virginia BB48, Pearl Harbor (new 10/19/06)

Armed Forces Day 1992, The Week I Gave Away The Bell, John Vreeland, BMCS (ret), USS Rocky Mount AGC-3, USN, Use Back Key To Return

Bed Check Charlie, "DaveT121", USN

Casualties, Harold E. Flockhart, Merchant Marine

Chief Musser, Earl "Chicken" Rhoden, CPO, VP24/VP12, Pearl Harbor, USS Saipan, CVL 48

Christmas `43, EJC, Phm3/c, USN (updated 4/22/01)

The Coast Guard & the Greenland Patrol, Use Back Key To Return

Dunkirk Survivor, brief story of the Motor Launch Sundowner, Use Back Key To Return

F4U Corsair Carrier Qualification, Fred Blechman, Lt, VF-14, USN

Farewell To Arms, John Francis Richter, HM1, Corpsman, USN, Guadalcanal

Fire Away!!, John Francis Richter, HM1, Corpsman, USN, Guadalcanal

Hurricane, Earl "Chicken" Rhoden, CPO, VP24/VP12, Pearl Harbor, USS Saipan, CVL 48

I Join The Navy - The Reality & The Realization>, Bob Benvenuto, "WelcomeBob", LST 279, USN

I Met My Brother In France, "DaveT121", USN

I Remember Only Too Well, "DaveT121", USN

Its About Time, "DaveT121", USN

Liberty Ships, Harold E. Flockhart, Merchant Marine

LST 279 And Christmas `44, Bob Benvenuto, "WelcomeBob", LST 279, USN

Letter to VP-54, Letter from John Love to mates with Account of 1980 trip back to the Sollomons

Merchant Marine, Harold E. Flockhart, Merchant Marine

Merchant Mariners at Milag Nord, Prisoner of War Camp in Germany during World War II

My Friend The Rabbit, "DaveT121", USN

My Rennell Island Story, Francis H. Clifton, VP-23 / VPB-23, USN (new 8/22/00)

Over The Rainbow, Fred Blechman, Lt, VF-14, USN

Parrotting, Earl "Chicken" Rhoden, CPO, VP24/VP12, Pearl Harbor, USS Saipan, CVL 48

Pearl Harbor Survivor Remembers, 1995 Article on service with Kaneohe CMH recipient John Finn, Use Back Key To Return

A Rough Crossing on the Maurice Rose, Anonymous Soldier, USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126)

Quartermaster, John DeFusco, U.S.S. Belleau Wood

Slapton Sands, What Happened, Marion Hoffman

The Army Gets the Glory, The Navy Gets Its A** Ate Out, Story By William J. Sneed with Poem By A M Christ, VP 54, USN, Use Back Key To Return 

The First Commission, By William J. Sneed, VP-54, USN, Use Back Key To Return

The Real Mr. Roberts, "Deadnlost", USS Virgo, AKA20, USN

The Russians Are Coming, Article on going to Defcom 2 during Missile Crisis, Use Back Key to Return

The Smoke Bomb, "DaveT121", USN

The Magic Carpet and Shanghai China, Gus Youngkrist, USS Makin Island, CVE-93, USN

Typhoon, Harold E. Flockhart, Merchant Marine

VP-54 Drinking Song, Site with Lyrics and Midi File of Unit Song, VP-54, USN, Use Back Key To Return

Wartime Birthday, Bob Benvenuto, LST 279, USN

White Caps, Watch Caps and Dress Blues, Bob Benvenuto, LST 279, USN

LINKS

American Merchant Marine Service A site with stories and more

Memories of War, More Veterans Stories

Navy History, Personal Experiences, Anecdotes from a History Website

Seabee Log, Home Page dedicated in part to Naval Construction Battalion History, with stories

The Online DC-3 Aviation Museum  A Webpage about the DC-3, C-47, R4D aircraft with stories. Useback Key To Return

U.S. Navy Armed Guard WWII Vets Page, Much on Navy Men on Merchant Marine Ships, Use Back Key To Return

World War Two Preservation Society, More Veterans Stories

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