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Merrill's roommate was Olie Hansen.After a raid the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, CV-6...
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...
When Donald Hoff's pilot pulled up from his dive, he pulled up so hard that he blacked out. When he opened his eyes he...
Dupuy and his flight were coming back from Kyushu [Annotator’s Note: Japanese main island]. One of their pilots had...
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...
The first plane Dr. Roscoe Brown shot down was a Me 262 jet fighter during a bomber escort mission. On a fighter sweep...
[Annotator's Note: for the first 35 seconds of this segment Rall is speaking German with someone in the room other than...
As they went out, they saw a lone destroyer or possibly a light cruiser. They went to find the carrier but they did not...
Lepla took off with the strike group on the morning of the Battle of Santa Cruz [Annotator's Note: 26 October 1942]....
Alexander Jefferson traveled overseas on the top deck with white nurses in a group of all black officers. The white...
After John Keema’s navigator Frank Delarmie [Annotator’s Note: unsure of spelling] was killed they were assigned a new...
After the completion of his first tour, Joseph Armanini went on to serve a second tour, this time with the 92nd Combat...
Most of the tests had to do with navigation. They got off of the ship in Pearl Harbor. Eventually Earnest was told that...
John Gibbons is a big believer in the Boeing B-17. He saw a lot of planes that were damaged. Gibbons flew a plane named...
Clayton Kelly Gross had to make an emergency landing on Omaha Beach before he went home. He flew a mission over the...
Clarence Anderson's first mission was to Frankfurt,Germany. For the mission he was flying wingman for an experienced...
When John Luckadoo was on his bomb run [Annotators Note: during the 8 October 1943 mission to Bremen] it was terribly...
Robert Shoens felt that the flak was limited on that mission [Annotators Note: the 6 March 1944 mission to Berlin]. It...
Onesi remembers Dick Smith's [Annotator's Note: Onesi's pilot] mother keeping in touch with the crew and their families...
Tyler flew a number of missions at Guadalcanal and again later in the Philippines. On the 15th of June 43 [Annotator's...
Alexander Vraciu and the other members of his squadron [Annotators Note: Fighting Squadron 16 (VF 16)] were in their...
By the time the second strike was launched, the first attack on Hiryu [Annotator's Note: Japanese aircraft carrier...
Sherman had helped to set up many of the dirt revetments. The Chinese had helped as well. Each revetment was high...
Barney Old Coyote’s crew was credited with sinking a submarine; it was not an individual accolade. The escort would...
A typical day [Annotator’s Note: in Italy during the war in 1945] started at 4:40 or 5:00 in the morning. After...
Leonard Spivey was hanging in his parachute and it was cold. Spivey was not uncomfortable because he thinks he had a...
John Noack notes that everything was fine that day. They had escort until they had to turn back. The fighters reached...
Ramage was not pleased with the results. Ramage believed for awhile that it was going to be a one way mission. Ramage...
Vejtasa made several raids prior to the Battle of the Coral Sea [Annotator's Note: 4-8 May 1942]. After Tulagi, they...
Ardell Bollinger did not report back to base immediately. Bollinger still has shrapnel in his foot from when he was...
Whitten noticed heavily armed Marines around the runway. At about that time they were warned to be prepared for enemy...
The fighters rendezvoused with the SBDs [Annotator's Note: Douglas SBD "Dauntless" dive bomber], then had to look after...
Alexander Jefferson flew in the Ploesti Raid. It was the first time Jefferson had ever gotten sick. They escorted B-17s...
Keema had flown back to back to back missions on eight, nine, and ten [Annotator’s Note: 8, 9, and 10 October 1943]....

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