US Army Air Forces

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[Annotators Note: Dr. Roscoe Brown served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
They [Annotators Note: Malcolm Higgins and his fellow prisoners being held in Stalag Luft III] got a chance to build...
Richard Candelaria waited until dark then took off. He was armed with a .45 pistol that he tied around his neck to keep...
They were warned by the American attaché to not attempt an escape from the jail [Annotator’s Note: in Spain] as he...
Alexander Jefferson named his plane “Margot” after his classmate’s sister. She attended graduation when Jefferson...
There was a set procedure for ditching an airplane which they had practiced before. Everyone except the pilot and...
Joseph Armanini describes explaining why he missed the target from the previous mission to Colonel Harding [Annotators...
Oscar Johnson was in Moosburg until General Patton came in and rescued them. It was quite a day. They could see shells...
They were interrogated in Frankfurt. They were only supposed to tell them name, rank, and serial number. A German...
They were two days at sea when the PA system came on informing them that the group was headed for Tokyo [Annotators...
Kassal recalls the 12th Tactical Air Command's headquarters were setup at Caserta, just north of Naples. They were...
They [Annotators Note: John Gibbons and the rest of the 100th Bombardment Group] were ordered by Doolittle [Annotators...
Miller Lampell, who had written a radio program, was assigned by the New York Herald Tribune to write Ben Kuroki's...
On trip after the winter weather started to move in, they were briefed to a 50 knot head wind. They were in formation....
Clayton Kelly Gross remarks that a fighter pilot cannot talk without using his hands. He recalled getting to England...
Clayton Kelly Gross says the 354th Fighter Group was so proud of the 701 kills from the air that they had and in...
Clarence Anderson feels that the P-51 [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] was a big factor...
Loevsky was taken to a German headquarters and was marched through the streets of Berlin past angry crowds. He could...
John Luckadoo and the other aircrews began receiving heavy fire as soon as they reached the enemy coast. The flak was...
Leahr believes that young people should be taught about what men like him went through. The racism and segregation he...
Robert Shoens notes that they used to argue about certain things at their reunions. There were other missions when...
As they traveled through Germany [Annotator's Note: during his time spent as a prisoner of war (POW), Onesi remembers...
The first board Tyler went before was the Roberts Commission. He also went before army and navy boards. The boards were...
When McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work and activity was based around survival. The men would improve their living...
Yellin went to see Doris, but his name was called to go on an airplane back to New York. A Lieutenant Colonel gave...
Rankin got two confirmed, one probable, and one "damaged" during a fight on 15 March [Annotator’s Note: 1944]. All of...
There were 2 machine guns to the left of the pilot. There were 3 guns on the right side plus a swivel gun in the nose...
They [Annotators Note: Barney Old Coyote and his older bother] went to gunnery school and did not know where they were...
In September Henderson was on a flight to China as navigator. He was with a crew that had to bail out on the flight...
On 15 August 1945 nobody came to pick Robert Rosendahl and his fellow prisoners up to go to work. One of the prisoners...
When Steve Pisanos was in Vietnam he was to drop weapons and food to a convoy that was lost in the jungle. He got close...
Dupuy and his flight were coming back from Kyushu [Annotator’s Note: Japanese main island]. One of their pilots had...
Holloman returned to active duty with the stipulation that he be retained for five years so he could retire. The army...
Leonard Spivey did not have a full crew for the mission. On the Schweinfurt mission Spivey was the squadron lead...
John Noack had a premonition on the day he was shot down that he was not going to come home that day. Noack felt like...
Baynham recalls writing a couple of postcards per month. His folks wrote a lot but he only received a couple of letters...

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