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Freddie Ohr went from Corsica Italy to Medina, Italy. They flew out of there on a short steel runway. They flew all of...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Freddie Ohr made a dozen passes over the airfield. They went up to provide cover when the top flight went down. Finally...
Admiral Kinkaid [Annotato's Note: Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid] who had no experince with carriers or aviators, ordered a...
Freddie Ohr then called his flight up while the next two flights hit the field. They set the whole airfield on fire....
On the morning of the battle, Vejtasa was flying CAP. Jimmy Flately and Johnny Leppla were flying escort for the...
Freddie Ohr had a lot of things happened to him. The first guy Ohr encountered really tried to make it tough on him....
Freddie Ohr thought that it was an exciting mission [Annotators Note: See Freddie Ohr Segment 17]. He thought that...
Sabol was flying at 28,500 feet when he was shot down. He had heard about other guys being shot at by fighter planes on...
Ferrier got to Pearl Harbor the day after the Hornet [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet CV-8, aircraft carrier] sailed. They...
Onesi recalls the aircraft flying in a very tight V formation to protect each other. They bombed their targets during...
After he ate breakfast Rogers went up to the radio system that was set up on the apron at the airport. They moved the...
During the second Truk raid Alexander Vraciu was on a morning hop escorting bombers when they were attacked by a group...
Instead of heading into the mountains, the Chinese man took them to Canton. They spent several days in Canton. After...
Baynham was based at Tibenham, England where there were numerous airfields that were three or four miles apart. Every...
Ardel Bollinger did not get along with the Colonel in England. When Bollinger asked for a recommendation to join the...
Theodore Van Kirk recalls his first combat mission in Europe in B-17s [Annotator's note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress...
The 109's [Annotator's Note: Messerschmitt Bf-109] undercarriage wasn't very sensible. Early on when they trained...
The first time Malcolm Higgins saw a B-17 he wondered how the heck it could fly. It was awkward when it was on the...
For Paul Hilliard, The National WWII Museum obtaining an SBD [Annotators Note: Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber] is a...
McKee relates the story of how his new crew lost their original Navigator and Bombardier when they bailed out of their...
Alexander Jefferson traveled from Walterboro to Hampton Roads, Virginia by boat across the ocean to Naples. From Naples...
Joseph Armanini was assigned to bombardier school. He wanted to be a bombardier because as a bombardier you saw action...
Oscar Johnson went to Kingman, Arizona for gunnery school and then to Lincoln, Nebraska to assemble the crew. From...
Henry Bourgeois' first air to air combat was over Bougainville. When the dive bombers went into their dive, the entire...
Clayton Kelly Gross should have been on the first combat mission, but when it happened he was in the hospital with a...
Louis Zamperini thought that the mission [Annotator's Note: to bomb Wake Island] was a piece of cake because they were...
Freddie Ohr notes that another day LeMay [Annotators Note: USAAF then USAF General Curtis LeMay] landed and was looking...
John Luckadoo was a copilot in the 100th Bombardment Group based at Thorpe Abbotts. Dye [Annotators Note: Glen Dye, the...
Leahr was shipped overseas in early 1944. He had graduated in Class 43-G [Annotator's Note: Class 43-G graduated in...
The English were incredibly grateful for the American presence. Robert Shoens and his crew stuck together when they got...
Ensign Earnest said that as he was heading down, he lost elevator control; the stick was loose in his hand. Ensign...
McGee liked the P-51 [Annotator's Note: Mustang, American fighter plane] because it had more speed, range, and altitude...
When Merrill went aboard the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown, CV-5] she was damaged but had been patched up....
Going overseas was quite the adventure for Sherman. Sherman stopped at numerous points throughout the war. He was a...
[Annotators Note: Barney Old Coyote’s daughter steps in and asks a few questions.] The government had prohibited the...

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