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Erico J. Catalano witnessed several plane crashes in mid-air or as they tried to land. There were close calls where the...
Myron L. Guisewhite trained with the Pathfinders [Annotator's Note: 1st Pathfinder Group (Provisional), 52nd Troop...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John T. "Jack" Race to discuss when he flew British Major General Sir Francis...
James Kemp McLaughlin was ordered to report for duty at MacDill Field in Tampa. When he arrived on 29 April [Annotator'...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. was called up in February 1943 and sent to Miami [Annotator's Note: Miami, Florida] for...
Jack Rolfson born in September 1921 in Omaha, Nebraska. He grew up in the city, went to school, and would ride his bike...
While training on the newest version of the B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber] as a...
Lawrence Wulf enlisted in the US Army Air Force. He was sent to Victory Field in Vernon, Texas. His instructor was...
[Annotator's Note: Segment begins with Sacks and the interviewer discussing the interviewee referring to his notes...
On 7 December 1941, Stanley "Stan" Levy was sitting on the floor of the family home reading the newspaper and listening...
Robert J. "Bob" Goebel feels it was not a big deal to become an Ace [Annotator's Note: military aviator credited with...
Lloyd Guillory and the other new pilots were told that they would initially train in P-40s [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P...
Donald Bryan took off on 140 missions but only completed 138 of them. The bombers aborted on two of them because of...
Fiske Hanley II was selected to go to flight engineer school after basic training because of his college degree in...
When Martin Richard was inducted into the service, he could choose his branch of service. You could not volunteer, you...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Nacey joined the US Army Air Forces and was sent to California in 1943.] He was so excited....
From the time Robert Doolan was ten or 12 years old, he wanted to fly. He was in high school and you had to have some...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
The Air Force sent Hewitt Brian Gomez to Nashville, Tennessee to be tested for placement. Because of his height, he was...
After about five weeks of pilot school and 20 solo hours [Annotator's Note: at the Allen Hancock College of Aeronautics...
Hewitt Brian Gomez was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in January 1925. He recalled that he was playing football at a...
Edward Field was accepted [Annotator's Note: into the United States Army Air Forces Aviation Cadet Program] and was...
John Howland had taken flight courses and was ready to join the Air Force but was restricted from becoming a pilot...
Darrell Welch trained on twin engine aircraft. He was flying bombers in flight school and assumed he was going to be a...
Archie Maltbie was called up by the air force in January 1943. After going through the selection school in order to...
Homer Myers flew the T-17 Stearman [Annotator's Note: Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet primary trainer aircraft] in...
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...
George McGovern had never been in an airplane before he took a civilian course. He was scared but eventually got over...
[Annotator's Note: Newton Dana was born in 1924 in Trenton, New Jersey.] Newton Dana grew up with a large extended...
William Jackson was first sent to Miami Beach [Annotator's Note: Miami Beach, Florida] following his induction. He...
They had never seen rockets before they were attacked with them one day. A rocket hit Vincent Pale's B-24 [Annotator's...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Bosworth served in the USAAF as a tail gunner on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber in...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
After flight school, Charles Kitowski went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to await orders. He flew very few hours there...

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