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Freddie Ohr made a dozen passes over the airfield. They went up to provide cover when the top flight went down. Finally...
Admiral Kinkaid [Annotato's Note: Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid] who had no experince with carriers or aviators, ordered a...
Charles Scheffel located the headquarters of the 39th Infantry Regiment. He reported to the colonel who was glad to see...
Freddie Ohr had a lot of things happened to him. The first guy Ohr encountered really tried to make it tough on him....
Freddie Ohr thought that it was an exciting mission [Annotators Note: See Freddie Ohr Segment 17]. He thought that...
Onesi recalls the aircraft flying in a very tight V formation to protect each other. They bombed their targets during...
After he ate breakfast Rogers went up to the radio system that was set up on the apron at the airport. They moved the...
Harold Rosen took part in a simulation that was supposed to help them get ready for their next invasion. He recalls...
Pomroy arrived on Guadalcanal from New Caledonia after being left aboard the troopship George F. Elliot [Annotators...
Rankin left McChord Field on 14 July 1942 and arrived in Santa Ana, California in 15 July 1942 for preflight training....
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
John Rogers unit was stalemated for days in different places. St. Lo in particular was a tough assignment. They had a...
Gravois had had plenty of amphibious landing training. He also had a lot of combat training in boot camp. He did a lot...
At first, Paluch was attached to the 1st Army and was then transferred to the 3rd Army. When they got to the Hurtgen...
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...
They hurried with thier sandbags and got in their hole. The anti- aircraft guns were used the other day and had to be...
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...
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 (...

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