World War II


HEN THE U.S. NAVY’S - patrol boat went down off the Maine coast on April 23, 1945, it left behind two mysteries: What caused the World War I–era boat to sink, killing 49 of the 62

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Victory Walk
MY GRANDFATHER, George Charles Barger, was 21 years old in 1945 and awaiting transport to the Pacific at Naval Station Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. On V-J Day on August 15, 1945, he and his shipmate had taken to the streets of San Francisco.
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Ben Salomon’s Battle
In Saipan’s steamy predawn darkness on July 7, 1944, thousands of Japanese attackers hurled themselves at frontline positions held by the U.S. Army’s 27th Infantry Division, unleashing the largest banzai assault of the Pacific War. With total defeat
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Funny Business
New York-born Donald J. Yarmy served in Guadalcanal with I Company of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, where a serious bout of blackwater fever—a complication of malaria—cut his combat role short. The private first class spent a year at a navy hospita