Interactions with superiors

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[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
For the first battle of the Matanikau, James Smith and the Raiders were going to go up the river and 1st Battalion, 7th...
Zawada said the POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] did not look that bad. He remembers that there were about...
Robert Murphy had a lot of postwar contact with General James Gavin. In Murphy’s opinion the reason many high ranking...
Jack feels that World War II is important enough that they shouldn't take it out of the history books. He felt it was...
During one of his trips back to the United States Alexander Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero [...
Freddie Ohr came running out of the wave and he did not see the boat anymore. He made two or three passes that low....
Vejtasa had hit the carrier he had made a run on. Fighting 42 was aboard the Yorktown and was commanded by Jimmy...
Mann doesn't recall smelling the camp before seeing it. Dachau was not as much of an extermination camp as it was a...
While Childers was a cadet he was asked by Colonel Mangrum if he had received a Purple Heart. When he told Mangrum that...
Norman Kleiss knew Peter Gaido pretty well. When Kleiss was about to take off for his first carrier landing he was...
Richard Ford had 180 men in his company with six officers in his LCI [Annotators Note: Landing Craft Infantry] on D Day...
Freddie Ohr went from Corsica Italy to Medina, Italy. They flew out of there on a short steel runway. They flew all of...
James Smith feels there are parts of World War 2 that can be pretty instructive to the future. He believes that with...
There were two black soldiers at the door yelling that the Germans were coming. Lyle Bouck and Kriz [Annotators Note:...
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 realized the weather was bad. The ground crew said no one could fly. Ohr stayed a couple of nights in Paris...
Zawada regrets not finding out who the others prisoners were in his ward. He's never been able to find out anything...
Lyle Bouck was the youngest graduate in his class. He was 18 or 19 years old and the average age of the OCS [Annotator'...
Roosevelt [Annotator’s Note: General Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Jr.], from the 1st Division helped to train the men....
After arriving in Liverpool, Lucien Laborde was sent to Swindon where he was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division. At...
Theodore Finkbeiner shipped out of Cape Cod aboard the USS George Washington [Annotators Note: SS George Washington] in...
Kalil and the others were not prepared while training in Louisiana. They did not have any of the equipment they would...
Richard Ford was in Panama City when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was in a bar when he found out. Panamanian police...
[Annotators Note: Robert Murphy served in the army as a paratrooper and pathfinder in Company A, 1st Battalion, 505th...
During the second Truk raid Alexander Vraciu was on a morning hop escorting bombers when they were attacked by a group...
They started flying and did not quit flying from that point on. Geraldine Nyman was stationed in Long Beach, California...
Rankin left McChord Field on 14 July 1942 and arrived in Santa Ana, California in 15 July 1942 for preflight training....
Mancel Kirk was selected to go on a 10 man patrol to snatch a prisoner. They passed through the German lines and made...
Tarrant went to join the military when he was 18. He was in good shape, about 175 pounds. A sergeant asked him, "What...
When William Lansford was in Iceland he and the other Marines spent their time building their own Quonset huts and...
He notes that the training the Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Renstrom...
Life aboard ship was just something Charles Bishop and his fellow sailors adjusted to. They worked four hours on and...

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