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Joseph Armanini tells a story about how the tail of a B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber...
They [Annotator’s Note: the dive bombers] would cut the engines if nothing came back from the PBY's and call it a day [...
To John Gibbons none of the missions he flew were as bad as the 19 March mission [Annotators Note: the 19 March 1944...
When Clayton Kelly Gross returned to his unit after his 30 day leave, they were flying the Mustang and he flew it long...
Clarence Anderson went on a couple of patrols with an experienced pilot in the lead and was then sent out on his own....
Robert Shoens' squadron had about four to six planes available. When they went back to Berlin on the eighth [Annotators...
After the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot [Annotators Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea] the action really slowed down...
Freddie Ohr was treated to another huge dinner. The Korean man told him to come down every night around seven. Ohr...
Donald Hoff's plane was not bothered but some of the other planes were. For the afternoon strike, they had a full air...
Leonard Spivey was told that the war was over for him and that he would not be fighting again. Spivey gave them name,...
The ship that the Laffey relieved had been there a week and never got hit. They got off of the coast of Okinawa on a...
John Noack pitied his copilot because he had to endure that rough take off. They got above the clouds and assembled...
1 of the guys that Ramage was flying with looked back at 1 of the burning Japanese carriers and said,"Look back. She's...
Before the Battle of the Coral Sea , Vejtasa's group got some information on the Japanese base at Rabaul and the...
Living aboard the USS Enterprise was tough. Feightner slept in a hammock under a 5 inch gun mount. Other pilots bunked...
Alexander Jefferson went into Stalag Luft III with about 75 to 100 prisoners. The rooms were crowded so they turned the...
John Keema and a lot of the guys he flew with had qualms about the Münster raid. Unfortunately he did not have anyone...
Joseph Armanini describes how he thought regarding his survival. He describes his sense of confidence and also his...
On the Memmingen mission, which was the first day after he arrived, the ball turret gunner was killed on another plane...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalled the date he shot the jet down was in April of 1945. The last month of the war they could...
Clarence Anderson's group came across a straggling B-17 and decided to head out to escort it. While they were on their...
John Luckadoo was the operations officer of the 350th Bombardment Squadron, 100th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force...
When Alexander Vraciu bailed out over the Philippines he was at about 300 or 400 feet when his parachute opened up. He...
Yellin recalls that the Japanese were in the caves. One person described that the Japanese were not on Iwo Jima, but...
Henderson's outfit was hit by enemy fighters pretty heavy on one mission. His plane was not hit. It was a long mission...
Freddie Ohr sat down and everybody sat around him to keep him warm. Ohr got up and looked around and realized there was...
Leonard Spivey lived in a combine, which was a group of six prisoners in one living space. They were allowed to stay...
K.D. Jones was Karr's pointer on the gun mount. Jones and Karr were able to get down and crawl out onto the deck. They...
John Noack notes that it was a sad day when they returned to base. Everyone was down about it. Too many of the guys...
On his first tour, Feightner was officially credited with 4 kills but he knows he shot down 12. Feightner shot down 31...
John Keema’s crew was forced to abort and did not fly the Schweinfurt mission. Münster was Keema’s fifteenth mission...
Joseph Armanini explains how he never thought or worried about dying, he was more worried about his mother not knowing...
When Clarence Anderson returned from R and R [Annotator's Note: rest and relaxation or recuperation] he was ordered to...
Frank Buschmeier recalls that the March 6th Berlin raid was terrible. The flak was noted for its intensity on that raid...
Herbert Heilbrun did not care which theater he fought in as long as he was a part of the war. He got into training late...
Walter Nelson had a different pilot for his first raid. The pilot’s name was Lieutenant Womper [Annotators Note: unsure...

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