The Narrator, an unnamed Naval Officer - He holds the storyline together with his frequent changes in location and his presence in meetings with Admiral Kester on planning the battle of Kuralei and on winning the war.
Navy Lt. Tony Fry - He is in many of the stories and is known for his ability to procure endless supplies of whiskey.
Lt. Bus Adams - Bus Adams is a Navy pilot who is described as blond and cocky and who lives day to day.
Seabee Luther Billis - He is an enlisted man who entertains another sailor who is stuck on a small atoll, and gets girls back in the United States to write letters to Joe.
Lt. Bill Harbison - He is very ego-driven and feels that he is wasting his time and accomplishing nothing in the South Pacific.
Nurse Nellie Forbush - She is a...
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