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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...
Robert Harris was based in England for one year at a base called Barkston Heath near Grantham. [Annotator’s Note: the...
Robert Harris was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1922. The years of the Great Depression were tough. It hit hard in...
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...
Bryan and Kirk Noyes had a very good relationship. Bryan was flying a P-51D10 out of an airfield south of London...
James Livaudais toured the third floor of the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion of The National WWII Museum with multiple...
397.Photograph. Grumman TBM Avenger flies above landing forces, 'File Number 287577 Navy Lands Army on Panson Pictorial...
Douglas A-20 Havoc. "File No: 58963 March 28, 1944 A-20's smash at Cisterno Emphasizing the close cooperation with...
405.Photograph. 'File No: 46572 September 21, 1944 Saga of Bus Miller--- This aerial view of devastated Tinian was...
American P-38 fighter hit during flight; B-24 bombers nearby. "One of our P-38's hit." Probably in Italy. Probably 1943...
401.Photograph. Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator. 'File No: 46583 September 21, 1944 Saga of Bus Miller--- 'Bow-on' view...
US dubbed 'Baka' or Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka, "cherry blossom," a rocket powered human-guided kamikaze attack plane, "...
450.Photograph. Chance Vought F4U Corsair. 'File Number: 215656 September 9, 1944 Navy Ready to Use Jet-Assisted...
Four images showing sequence of flak destroying an American B-24 bomber. "Sequence of four shots of one of our...
406.Photograph. 'File No: 46578 September 21, 1944 Saga of Bus Miller--- Holding a press conference at Eniwetok, the...
402.Photograph. Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator. 'File No: 46579 September 21, 1944 Saga of Bus Miller--- Last flight of...
Sequence of two images showing a hit bomber going down in flames. "Two shots of one of our bombers hit and going down...
View of a formation of American B-24 bombers and the results of the bombs it just dropped. Probably in Italy. Probably...

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