US Army Air Forces

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Yellin went to witness the ceremony in 2006. He met a few different Japanese soldiers and American military personnel...
The thing Steve Pisanos thinks about the most from the war was when he crash landed in France. When he arrived at the...
Leonard Spivey noted that there was a lot of commotion when they were burrowing through the tunnel. Some of the guys in...
John Noack went on to fly on 1 December to fly his 13th mission. It also happened to be Noack’s 24th birthday. He came...
Jones believes that the raid was important and worth the risk and cost. After the raid the men just kept on going.Jones...
Richard Candelaria thinks it is a shame that the American public did not get to see their 8th Air Force. They were able...
Alexander Jefferson survived the horrible conditions of Stalag Luft III. General Patton was horrified of the conditions...
When John Keema came home, he was by himself. When he left England it was the last time he saw of any of his fellow...
Joseph Armanini discusses having bicycle races in the officer's club at Thorpe Abbotts [Annotator’s Note: the 100th...
The whole world was at war. Rackley had to read about what was happening after the war because it was such a broad one...
While escorting bombers Clarence Anderson was leading his flight to the front of the bomber formation when he noticed a...
After the war the US Army Air Forces suspected that John Luckadoo was suffering from PTSD. When he had returned from...
Yellin is not sure if he was fired upon during landings and take offs from Iwo Jima. Yellin recalls that one of his...
Leonard Spivey notes that the Germans managed to get all of the prisoners out before the Russians came. All of the...
John Noack got the emergency radio set up. Noack had a little difficulty getting everything set up. Noack got seasick...
Alexander Jefferson returned to the United States on ships, picking up men in England and spending eight days across...
Joseph Armanini is most proud of the moment he met Gabby Gabreski and how Gabreski congratulated him on how well he...
One of Clarence Anderson's men came across a German pilot shooting at men in parachutes. He shot the German down and...
John Luckadoo does not believe that long range fighter protection was possible in the early stages of the war. They...
Yellin recalls how he had a close call with a fellow pilot. From that point on Yellin did not trust that man and would...
Leonard Spivey was at the airfield for a few days. They were at the airfield on V-E Day. All hell was breaking loose on...
John Noack was visited again by the interrogator on the third day. Noack held fast and the interrogator did not ask...
Alexander Jefferson worked in the post office when he returned home from war after school. Jefferson discovered his...
[Annotator’s Note: This segment was a time code drop from the beginning of the second tape.] Joseph Armanini discusses...
[Annotators Note: Clarence Anderson served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot flying P-51 Mustangs with the 363rd Fighter...
The war changed John Luckadoo’s life pretty drastically. He matured rapidly when faced with going out every day and...
Leonard Spivey notes that the Germans managed to get all of the prisoners out before the Russians came. All of the...
John Noack and the crew sat around and talked during Christmas. The day after all of the enlisted men were separated...
Alexander Jefferson worked in the post office when he returned home from war after school. Jefferson discovered his...
Leonard Spivey was at the airfield for a few days. They were at the airfield on V-E Day. All hell was breaking loose on...
John Noack’s navigator wrote a letter home in code. Noack was allowed to write two letters home per month. They were...
John Noack was able to keep a fair distribution system set up in his barracks to ensure everybody got a decent share....
John Noack was flown out of Barth, Germany and taken to a camp in France. They stayed there for about three or four...
[Annotator’s Note: Interviewer explains to Noack about an item in The National WWII Museum's collection.] John Noack...
Clarence Anderson's friend Jack Stacker joined the Air Corps a year after him. Jack was a P-38 pilot and was killed on...
Loevsky's motivation for joining the service was that he felt that the treatment of the Jews in Europe, and by Hitler...

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