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Frank Bostwick joined the ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] for three years while he was in high...
David Fisher reported for active duty on 23 December 1943 at Camp Beauregard [Annotator's Note: in Pineville, Louisiana...
Henry Ratcliff joined the Army Air Forces and went many places including California where it rained a lot. Eating in...
They [Annotator’s Note: Charles Borders and his fellow pilots in the 82nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 71st...
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...
While working on a road, Ben Steele would see men covered with mosquitos. They did not have mosquito nets to sleep with...
In Charlotte, North Carolina, Harold Shook was "just a junior birdman," and at the start of his time there witnessed a...
John Angier had trained in the Boeing B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] Pathfinder,...
Harold Bergbower has no memory of the trip from the POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp in Davao on Mindanao...
Once he was strong enough, James Bollich was transferred to Mukden, Manchuria [Annotator's Note: Mukden, Manchuria,...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Rosendahl served in the USAAF as an aircraft mechanic with the 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout this clip, a woman off camera interjects with comments.] James Ramsey Golden was captured...
Lewis Thomas Easterling had broken his legs when his plane was hit and he could not go anywhere when he landed. A group...
Eugene Vaadi and his crew were shot down by MiG-15s [Annotator's Note: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15, NATO name: Fagot] over...
Enrique Cervantes was the PX [Annotator's Note: post exchange] officer for Lowry Airbase in Denver, Colorado. There...
The first mission Paul Lefever participated in was the second Schweinfurt mission [Annotator's Note: on 14 October 1943...
Alexander Jefferson worked in the post office after school when he returned home from war. Jefferson discovered that...
Lloyd Burns remarks on the reputation of the B-26s [Annotator's Note: Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber]. They were...
Carl Koone was in the Army Air Corps for another year after his return to the United States. He spent the winter [...
Paul Dietzel flew from the Hawaiian Islands over Kwajalein to Tinian. During the flight they had not had anything to...
Lloyd Burns had to bail out of his plane. When he jumped out, he blacked out right after he pulled his ripcord. His...
Chester Strunk and his fellow crewmen were approached by locals on horseback immediately following their parachute...
At Wendover, there was a base regulation stating that there was never to be any ammunition present in an aircraft until...
While waiting for an assignment, Theodore Robert Tanner and the other pilots of his group were called to meetings twice...
While serving at Tinker Field near Oklahoma City [Annotator's Note: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], Edward Field had a...
Bernard Smith was fortunate because when he got overseas, the Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note: German Air Force] had been...
Robert "Bob" Livingston volunteered for service with the US Army Air Force on 4 September 1942. He was sent to Camp...
William Fili was concerned about what his parents were feeling, but it would drive him nuts if he thought about it too...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Doolan was marched from Stalag Luft III in Zagań, Poland to Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany...
To fill personnel losses resulting from accidents and combat, Richard Baile's crew was broken up. He was made the...
Daniel Samuelson had some close missions. They had several engine losses. They were alright. Flak [Annotator's Note:...
Camp O'Donnell [Annotator's Note: Camp O'Donnell prisoner of war camp, Luzon, Philippines] was closed and James Bollich...
The targets of the first missions Robert Doolan flew were submarines. The East Coast [Annotator's Note: of the United...
Flying to Japan was not easy because so much of China was under Japanese control. All of the missions Howard Anderson...
John Angier's 33rd mission was to Cologne, Germany which should have been a relatively short mission. They were hit...
James Siracuse was waiting to board the plane [Annotator's Note: for his 22nd mission]. One of his gunners said that he...

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