China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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John Alison flew with Tex Hill [Annotator's Note: later Brigadier General David Lee Hill, known as Tex to friends and...
When Masaji Inoshita got to the ceremony [Annotator’s Note: a Japanese surrender ceremony in China] he found out that...
Robert Liles was awarded a number of decorations. He was awarded the Silver Star for the mission during which he and...
Robert Liles attributes his success as a fighter pilot to the leadership he had in China from the general [Annotator's...
Masaji Inoshita had very little contact with his parents over the course of the war. He would ask the Japanese...
[Annotators Note: Masaji Insohita served in the army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-India...
John Alison flew into China in a worn out P-40 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft] that was...
Samuel Spector and OSS Detachment 101 had a main mission of gathering intelligence and destroying the Japanese. They...
Samuel Spector was always hungry in the jungle with Detachment 101. The food that was airdropped would not last long so...
Samuel Spector thought the Kachin people were diverse. They were from various areas. Some were very smart and others...
In Iraq, John Alison spotted a B-25 [Annotator's Note: North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber] flying overhead. He...
John Alison was at one of the RAF [Annotator's Note: Royal Air Force] bases when he got orders to report to London....
George Rudloff was born in San Francisco, California in 1923 and grew up there and in Palo Alto. His father started a...
John Alison was requested to pick up a P-40 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft] and fly it to...
There was an incident involving the Red Cross where Elmo Espree and another black soldier wanted to enter the facility...
During his military training, John Alison was trained for reconnaissance, fighter and bomber operations. Being a...
Gary Tate became a world traveler as a result of his military service. It also helped him on his path to evangelism. He...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Liles served in the USAAF and flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft with the 16th...
Before going to China, John Alison was sent to England to observe how the air war over England was progressing. Small...
Herbert Auerbach worked with the Burmese ambushing the Japanese. On many occasions the troops would just spray an area...
Revis Haslett initially wanted to join the Marines but went into the Army Air Forces instead. He was working with a...
There were just a few Americans assigned to Samuel Spector's OSS Detachment 101 outfit. Some came and went, but there...
In primary training, Revis Haslett flew a P-17 [Annotator's Note: the PT-17 Stearman]. In basic training, he flew a B-...
At the end of the war, Elmo Espree was transported through the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean...
Cleveland Peterson did not take advantage of the GI Bill for education, but he did use it to build a house. After the...
When the war in Europe ended, Herbert Auerbach found out there was a point system set up to determine who went home and...
Samuel Spector recalled hearing of the war in Europe ending and the atomic bombs being dropped. He was in Burma when he...
Gary Tate had the opportunity to work with the brother of General Claire Chennault while both of them served in their...
After the war, Revis Haslett and his dad bought a grocery store but he wished he had gone to school instead. The store...
Elmo Espree was impressed with the huge size of the first camp he trained at. Customarily, the service facilities are...
Robert Liles made captain in 1942. In 1943 he was given command of the 16th Fighter Squadron. Before taking over the...
During another incident experienced by Elmo Espree in a Bombay restaurant, a British, an American and a South African...
Samuel Spector's most memorable experience of World War 2 was growing up from 18 to 20 years of age. His expectations...
Cleveland Peterson's most memorable experience was being close to Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. During the...

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