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[Annotators Note: Interview begins mid-conversation.] Herbert Heilbrun was waiting for his crew in Salt Lake City when...
An incident occurred at the camp that cost Grant a tough interrogation when he returned to the United States. Workers...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
One day before James Siracuse got to fly solo, one of his instructors showed him a maneuver that he said he should not...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalls getting to England and the bombing going on from there. They were assigned to the 9th Air...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
John Alison's departure from Burma occurred when he was behind enemy lines. He left in a damaged RAF [Annotator's Note...
James Muri knew the Navy had sunk four Japanese carriers during the battle [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of...
James Kemp McLaughlin returned home after the war and received a 30 day leave after which he reported to the...
Paul Dietzel continued flying in civilian life after the war. When he would fly with the team, the pilots would...
George Rudloff saw a competition between the American and British soldiers. The territory of India belonged to the...
Robert Liles contracted amoebic dysentery in China and was sent to a hospital in India. He flew back to his base in a...
Richard Baile was given a rigid physical which was going well until they gave him the color blind test again. This time...
They did not want to get caught on the railroad tracks when hit was dark because that is when the RAF would come...
When Robert Liles arrived in China, he and the other pilots lived in hostels. They also had Chinese room boys that took...
James Muri landed on Midway around 29 May [Annotator's Note: 29 May 1942]. At that moment he did not know what the geo...
From there [Annotator's Note: Smyrna Army Airfield, Tennessee], Paul Dietzel was sent to Lincoln Army Air Base for...
Jack Sanders felt that despite its bad reputation, the B-24 [Annotator’s Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber...
The name of Wendall Woodall's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] was City of...
After that mission [Annotator’s Note: an aborted mission to an airfield just outside of Paris during which Grant had...
Charles Moore flew to support beleaguered American troops in Bastogne. [Annotator’s Note: relief to the men in...
Clyde East stayed with the 15th Squadron [Annotator’s Note: 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron] and continued his...
James Kemp McLaughlin was ordered to report for duty at MacDill Field in Tampa. When he arrived on 29 April [Annotator'...
Donald Bryan took off on 140 missions but only completed 138 of them. The bombers aborted on two of them because of...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
When Jack Sanders decided to enlist, he knew nothing about air operations let alone how hard it was to get into the air...
Revis Dale Haslett was born in July 1922 in Brownstown, Illinois. He lived in Illinois until after he graduated high...
Lowell Brueland had a normal flight training. He graduated in September 1942 and was assigned to the 20th Fighter...
Samuel Spector joined the United States Army Air Forces as a pilot trainee but he did not pass the advanced pilot...
Cleveland Peterson was born in Baudette, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up there. Baudette is on the Canadian border in...
George Rudloff enlisted in December 1942 in the Enlisted Reserve Corps as a college student. In April 1943, a group of...
Calvin Moret volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Following testing, he was accepted on 14 October 1943. He was sent for...
Clayton Kelly Gross does not recall if the Messerschmitt he shot down off of the B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
The Army Air Corps had so many people in the system that they had to figure out what to do with them so they created...

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