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The barracks were about two or three miles from the fields. Sometimes John Symons walked there. They had A, B, and C...
Floyd Annas graduated from advanced pilot training in Marfa, Texas [Annotator's Note: Marfa Army Airfield] on 23...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout the segment, a chirp sound can be heard.] Albert "Al" Machaud is not sure of the unit he...
[Annotator's Note: There is a sound of a clock ticking in the background]. After being assigned to an air crew, Chester...
After pilot training, Homer Myers got his commission. He went to Tampa, Florida and started his B-17 [Annotator's Note...
[Annotator's Note: Audio is not good throughout this clip.] When he was not on a mission, Marvin Raymond Graham would...
[Annotator's Note: There is a sound of a clock ticking in the background]. Chester Sharp and his crew [Annotator's Note...
Flying the B-47 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-47 Sratojet subsonic strategic bomber] was great, according to Joseph...
Albert Porche and the 99th Fighter Squadron landed in North Africa. [Annotator's Note: The 99th Fighter Squadron was an...
[Annotator's Note: Floyd Horne enlisted in the Army Air Forces at Chanute Field in Champaign County, Illinois in July...
George Rudloff saw a competition between the American and British soldiers. The territory of India belonged to the...
Frank Finklang recalls a mission where a plane in front of him was hit and the pilot bailed out but did not have time...
Recalling some of the highlights of his experiences, Harold Shook said it didn't look like the Luftwaffe [Annotator's...
Robert Liles contracted amoebic dysentery in China and was sent to a hospital in India. He flew back to his base in a...
John Stanley Lee Swarts and his crew would be briefed the day before and the morning of a mission. They would go over...
Orrin Welty describes some of the differences between flying the B-17s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress...
The housing at Henry Sherman Fouts' base was very primitive. He slept on a canvas cot and had only a couple of blankets...
Lloyd Geist recalls that during the Battle of Saint-Lo [Annotator's Note: Saint-Lô, France] he was sitting in his...
Bernard Baker went to Anzio [Annotator's Note: Anzio, Italy] and remained there for about three weeks. It was a...
Calvin Elliott decided he wanted to try and be an airplane pilot. He was fascinated by the B-25s [Annotator's Note:...
After enlisting in the Army Air Corps, Frank Dolsen was sent to Jefferson Barrack in St. Louis, Missouri [Annotator's...
Alfred Pierse Murphy and his brother were sent to Maxwell Field [Annotator's Note: now Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base...
[Annotator's Note: John Paul enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942 and was called to active duty in February 1943.]...
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...
After graduating from advanced training, Second Lieutenant Eugene Vaadi was assigned to the 385th Bombardment Group...
James Muri landed on Midway around 29 May [Annotator's Note: 29 May 1942]. At that moment he did not know what the geo...
Jack Sinise arrived in England in January 1944 [Annotator's Note: and joined the 379th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force...
Paul Bosworth and his crew flew their B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] to Wales. The...
On the way out of the United States, Joseph F. McGee Junior reunited with his old high school football coach in Hawaii...
Selwyn Gilmore and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 52nd Bombardment Squadron, 29th Bombardment Group, 314th Bombardment...
Herbert L. Seubert [Annotator's Note: in the 1st Ferrying Group,10th Air Force] was transferred to the Assam Valley in...
Arnold Spielberg [Annotator's Note: as a Communications Chief in the 490th Bombardment Squadron, 341st Bombardment...
Paul Bosworth was sent to Flagstaff, Arizona for training. He started shooting up all of the beautiful cactuses there....
When Lincoln Piazzo deployed for overseas service, he was flown from San Francisco, California to New Guinea without...

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