Richard Kaplan ended up in the Pacific Ocean when his ship was sunk by the Japanese kamikaze (suicide) planes. The USS Bismarck Sea was the last U.S. aircraft carrier destroyed in World War II on February 21, 1945. 378 men lived, 218 men died.
War affects governments and groups of people on such a large scale that it can be overwhelming. However, each event is experienced one person at a time, and each person has an individual story to tell. This series of videos, 'The War: Nebraska Stories,' continues the saga of World War II through very personal interviews with Nebraskans who lived through that war.