US Army Air Forces

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Robert Dale Rosendahl was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota in April 1921 and grew p in a small agricultural town....
Steve Pisanos was on the first Schweinfurt mission during which 60 B-17s were lost. The bombers were escorted by the...
Dupuy remembers times being hard during the Depression. They always had food to eat, but there were certain things that...
Holloman was born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1924. His father worked for the US Postal Service from 1919 until 1969.As...
Leonard Spivey was born on a farm five or six miles north of Artesia, New Mexico. At a very young age Spivey was on the...
John Noack lived in Port Arthur, Texas before the war. Once in a while a barnstormer would come through with a plane...
Baynham grew up during the Great Depression but doesn't recall life being too bad. After graduating from high school he...
At 19 Thatcher finished high school and enlisted in the US Army Air Corps on December 3rd, 1940. Thatcher was sworn in...
Ardell Bollinger was born 3 November 1922 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Bollinger lived in Lock Haven for about 12 years...
Jones was born in Oregon. When he was 10 years old, 1 of his sisters contracted tuberculosis so his mother elected to...
Theodore Van Kirk, known as Dutch, was born in Pennsylvania. He grew up in a very small town and he described himself...
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown was born in Washington D.C. and lived there for the first 17 years of his life. Washington D.C. was...
Malcolm Hershel Higgins was born in April 1921. He was delivered by his grandfather. His father was a World War 1...
Richard Candelaria was born in El Paso, Texas. He served in the US Army Air Corps and the Air Force. Candelaria's...
McKee was born on September 19, 1921 in Southern Oklahoma. As was the case in most births in those days, he was born on...
[Annotator’s Note: Interviewer is attempting to level out the audio at the beginning of the interview.] Alexander...
[Annotator’s Note: The interview begins with John Keema telling the interviewer about how not flying the Regensburg...
Joseph Armanini begins by discussing his early childhood growing up on a dairy farm in Santa Cruz County, California....
Gatewood was born in Decatur, Nebraska in 1921. He lived there until he went into the service. He was in his first...
Oscar Johnson was born in November 1925 in Pompano Beach, Florida. He had two brothers and a sister. His parents were...
Richard Cole was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1915. After graduating from high school he went to work on a farm for 75...
Kassal was born in Harlem, New York on 28 February 1917. His parents were Polish immigrants. At a young age, his family...
[Annotators Note: The interview begins with John Gibbons and the interviewer discussing what got the interviewer...
Ben Kuroki grew up with Caucasian friends. There were only a few Japanese American families around at the time. The...
Clifford Rackley was born near Tifton, Georgia. He was young during the depression and saw the problems the big farmers...
Clayton Kelly Gross was born in Walla Walla, Washington, a town so pretty they named it twice. Gross remarks it is...
Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash who held the two mile...
Rackley did not have much of a relationship with his commanding officer [Annotator's Note: Rackley is referring to his...
Clarence Anderson had to fly differently than usual because of the amount of fuel he had aboard. All of the fighters...
John Luckadoo had no regrets about returning to the United States after completing his 25 combat missions. The brass...
Yellin went to witness the ceremony in 2006. He met a few different Japanese soldiers and American military personnel...
The thing Steve Pisanos thinks about the most from the war was when he crash landed in France. When he arrived at the...
Leonard Spivey noted that there was a lot of commotion when they were burrowing through the tunnel. Some of the guys in...
John Noack went on to fly on 1 December to fly his 13th mission. It also happened to be Noack’s 24th birthday. He came...
Jones believes that the raid was important and worth the risk and cost. After the raid the men just kept on going.Jones...
Richard Candelaria thinks it is a shame that the American public did not get to see their 8th Air Force. They were able...

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