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On one mission, Bernard Smith's aircraft was taking off and the left wing began to dip. He got frightened and they hit...
Raymond Cauble got a long leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time] when he returned...
John Angier first met his crew in the spring of 1944 and then went overseas in a brand-new, shiny, silver B-17 [...
When James Morehead arrived at Broom, Australia, the little airfield where they landed didn't have modern pumping...
John Caudle did not have a lot of notice when he was called to active duty. He came home after work one Friday and had...
Charles Wesley Borders moved to Biak [Annotator's Note: Biak, Western New Guinea], then Halmahera [Annotator's Note:...
They [Annotator's Note: Robert Jones and his fellow aviation cadets at Maxwell Field, Alabama] did a lot of night...
After ten weeks of primary training, James Morehead moved to Moffett Naval Air Field [Annotator's Notes: NAS Moffett...
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...
Eugene Vaadi enlisted in the US Army Air Forces at age 20 and was sent to Maxwell Field in Montgomery, Alabama for...
Initially training in single engine airplanes with an instructor, Robert Heller liked flying, but was a "little bit...
Herbert Gross had trained on B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bombers. His new...
After gunnery school, Paul Lefever underwent training at Buckley Field, Colorado for pursuit armors training and had...
John Arch McGill traveled in a boxcar across the top of North Africa to Bizerte [Annotator's Note: Bizerte, Tunisia]....
After graduating from gunnery school, Robert Tyler Oakes was sent to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet his crew. They were...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Kneflin was a tail gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortressvery heavy bomber in the 53rd...
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...
Charles Poston [Annotator's Note: a US Army Air Corps pilot with the 1st Air Commando Group based in Asansol, India]...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
In March 1943, Robert "Bob" Rickel was given orders to go through gunnery school. He did not understand why he was...
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...
In Auckland, New Zealand, Wesley Carroll “got a virus or something,” and ended up in the hospital. He was sent back to...
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...
Chester Brewer went to help a man build homes after the war. His former employer hired him back. He met his wife. He...
Robert Leese was based on New Guinea [Annotator's Note: with the 822nd Bombardment Squadron, 38th Bombardment Group,...
James Morehead discusses his aerial victory while he was on an escort mission over Romania. He saw two planes that...
From Townsville, Australia, Robert Leese went to Port Moresby, New Guinea, which was still occupied in the north by the...
Archie Maltbie and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 388th Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group] began flying missions...
As a member of a new P-47 [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft] fighter group [Annotator's...
Hewitt Brian Gomez was sent to Greensburg, North Carolina for seven weeks of Air Force basic training. The first...
Arnol Sellars joined the Air Force Reserve so he could get a deferment [Annotator's Note: postponement of military...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout the segment, a chirp sound can be heard.] Albert "Al" Machaud believes that America...

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