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Hillard Pouncy: They Can Do The Job

Hillard Pouncy describes Benjamin O. Davis Jr.'s efforts to keep the Tuskegee Airmen program alive.

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James Russell: The Telephone Company

James Russell describes his first major promotion in the telephone business.

From  Adina Langer on March 30th, 2021 3 plays 0  

James Russell: The Coal Mine

James Russell recalls the factors leading to his decision to quit coal mining.

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James Russell: "As fast as this ship will go"

James Russell describes his ship's speedy return to the United States after the war.

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James Russell: "They were gonna have to ditch."

James Russell describes the role his ship played off mainland Japan, while American planes flew bombing missions there.

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James Russell: Iwo Jima

James Russell describes the role his ship played in the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.

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James Russell: Bartering in the Philippines

James Russell recalls his interactions with people in the Philippines during the Second World War.

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James Russell: Letters Home

James Russell recalls how the U.S. Navy censored letters written by sailors.

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James Russell: Surprise Encounter

James Russell describes his ship's encounter with a Japanese ship in the Mariana Islands.

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James Russell: "Don't let the light go out."

James Russell explains how his ship fired phosphorescent shells during night attacks to provide light for American soldiers fighting on the islands.

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James Russell: "We got every nasty duty."

James Russell recalls how a new captain improved the record of the USS John D. Henley.

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James Russell: "The Lucky John D."

James Russell recalls the fighting capability of his ship, the USS John D. Henley.

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James Russell: "Up the Mississippi"

James Russell recalls how his ship, the USS John D. Henley, sailed up the Mississippi River to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to load artillery in preparation for the Pacific war.

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James Russell: Sonar School

James Russell describes his training at sonar school in Key West, Florida.

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James Russell: Boot Camp

James Russell recalls how he chose the U.S. Navy and reported for boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois.

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James Russell: Quitting High School

James Russell explains why he quit high school in the early 1940s.

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