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Currey recalled combat along the Siegfried line as being like combat anywhere. They are shooting at you and you are...
Henderson flew as a tail gunner on a B-17 [Annotator’s Note: American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber] until his last...
All of the barnstormers had on the boots, leather jackets and goggles and all had a bottle of spirits in the back seat...
When Crain was in the armada heading towards the beaches [Annotator's Note: during the invasion of Sicily, July 1943],...
Ardel Bollinger did not get along with the Colonel in England. When Bollinger asked for a recommendation to join the...
The 109's [Annotator's Note: Messerschmitt Bf-109] undercarriage wasn't very sensible. Early on when they trained...
Whitten was admitted to the training program as a PFC. When it was discovered that he had a college education he was...
Richard Candelaria credits the 8th Air Force for never having been turned back on a mission by enemy action. Enemy...
Hanna was the chief clerk for group engineering [Annotator’s Note: at Clark Field in the Philippines in 1941]. His boss...
They were cruising around Java when they ran aground in the valley straights [Annotator’s Note: aboard the USS Boise in...
Oscar Johnson went to Kingman, Arizona for gunnery school and then to Lincoln, Nebraska to assemble the crew. From...
During the invasion, Martello remembered going down the rope ladders while the waves were around 35 feet high. You had...
On the trip from Pendleton to Columbia [Annotators Note: Oregon to South Carolina in December 1941] Richard Cole was...
It was only a storm that allowed the Enterprise [Annotators Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6)] to not be in Pearl Harbor...
Clayton Kelly Gross should have been on the first combat mission, but when it happened he was in the hospital with a...
Hurd's unit was responsible for keeping the roads open for the Red Ball Express who was delivering fuel to the fronts....
Leahr was shipped overseas in early 1944. He had graduated in Class 43-G [Annotator's Note: Class 43-G graduated in...
Stalag Luft was for airmen only. Luft is the German word for air. There were 8000 or 10000 of them there. There were...
The islands [Annotator’s Note: the Hawaiian Islands] were under martial law. There was a strictly enforced 6:00 o'clock...
On 16 December 1944, the Germans started the biggest battle of offensive fighting in the world's history, the Battle of...
[Annotators Note: James Nerison served in the navy as a torpedo man aboard PT-305 in Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 22 (...
Joseph Hochadel and his squad started down the road and a German tank began to shell them. It was traumatic and they...
As far as a specific routine, they knew what had to be done when they woke up in the morning. The crews were very...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
They got to the target [Annotator’s Note: Bridge on the River Kwai] at 9:00 in the morning and no other aircraft were...
At one time in North Africa there was a big tank battle going on. Peterson was up in the mountains and could see the...
The train was moving fast. The train brought them to California. They brought the companies up to full strength. His...
Lomell and Sgt. Keuhn [Annotator's note: spelling unknown] kept advancing forward, but as luck would have it, within...
John Vessey landed in Oran and went immediately to [Annotators Note: unsure of town he says], 50 miles or more out of...
Richard Greer served as a machinegunner in Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. During...
Delewski took part in the Normandy operation. That was the first time the Laffey saw action. He was put in charge of...
The engines on the plane that Thatcher was working with were in phenomenal shape due to the diligence they displayed in...
It took them 12 days to get back to California [Annotator’s Note: returning from Japan after the war’s end]. They was a...
They [Annotators Note: Malcolm Higgins and his crew] did everything they could do to keep their plane in the air after...
The Americans had very qualified airplanes in the P-51 and P-47. He remembered that the P-47 could keep a higher speed...
On 7 April [Annotators Note: 1945] the Luftwaffe put up a huge effort consisting of many types of fighters. Richard...

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