Preparations for Battle of Peliliu, September 6–14, 1944
Subject Source: Events (Local)Scope Note: UF Strikes against Palau, September 6–7, 1944 UF Strikes against Mindanao, September 9, 1944 UF Strikes against Visayas, September 12–14, 1944
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Identifier: OHP 027
Scope and Contents Bernard “Ben” St. John served aboard Intrepid as an Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in VT-18 during World War II, from late 1944 until July 1945. St. John began his interview by discussing his hometown, Adams, Massachusetts, his years in high school, and some of his early jobs. He also recalled hearing about the war in Europe and later the attack on Pearl Harbor. St. John then discussed his decision to become a pilot, the different levels of pilot training, carrier quals, and his first landing on...