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Barney Old Coyote’s unit received Presidential Unit Citations for the job they did in bombing bases in the...
Steve Pisanos scored his first victory on 21 May [Annotators Note: 21 May 1943]. They had taken bombers to Frankfurt,...
Dupuy was rotated out after his escort missions on Truk. There was no system of rotation for pilots in the Pacific like...
Leonard Spivey notes that the Schweinfurt experience was his major experience in combat. It is considered to be one of...
Karr recalls having to go up on deck with buckets of water from down below. One of the times he went up to dump a...
John Noack was apparently knocked out momentarily when he was hit. Noack himself does not remember losing consciousness...
Ardell Bollinger learned about his mission to France the night before 23 September. [Annotator’s Note: Bollinger is...
[Annotators Note: Dr. Roscoe Brown served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
After losing his thumb Rall was out of combat for a while because his wound was infected.He went back to his wing early...
At Santa Cruz Feightner and Wickendoll [Annotator's Note: Lt(jg) Maurice Wickendoll] were flying CAP [Annotator's Note...
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...
They [Annotators Note: John Gibbons and the rest of the 100th Bombardment Group] were ordered by Doolittle [Annotators...
Clayton Kelly Gross remarks that a fighter pilot cannot talk without using his hands. He recalled getting to England...
Clarence Anderson feels that the P-51 [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] was a big factor...
John Luckadoo and the other aircrews began receiving heavy fire as soon as they reached the enemy coast. The flak was...
Robert Shoens notes that they used to argue about certain things at their reunions. There were other missions when...
Ferrier's airplane was taken back to Pearl Harbor after the battle. The engineers do all sorts of things to the plane,...
Alexander Vraciu lost his wing man, Brockmeyer [Annotators Note: US Navy Ensign Homer Brockmeyer], out over the...
Rankin got two confirmed, one probable, and one "damaged" during a fight on 15 March [Annotator’s Note: 1944]. All of...
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...

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