China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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At Langley airbase, John Alison switched over to P-36 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-36 Hawk] pursuit aircraft. In a...
Roy Uthes was born in June 1923. He had two brothers and two sisters. He grew up in a large home and was the youngest...
Perry L. Garten was born in November 1917 in Peculiar, Missouri. He grew up in Missouri and graduated from high school...
Robert Liles was born in 1920 in Webb City, Missouri and grew up in Jefferson City. When the depression began, his...
Herbert Auerbach was born in June 1922 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He attended a local high school in what is...
Samuel Spector was born in Manhattan, New York in July 1924. He worked as a delivery boy for furriers. He also worked...
Gus Gikas was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in April 1921. His dad was the town hat maker. Gikas moved to north Texas when...
Gus Gikas was in India when he heard that the Germans had surrendered. Later, he heard of the Japanese surrender. Gikas...
On his 22nd mission, Herbert Gross bailed out over French Indochina in Japanese territory. It took eight days to walk...
[Annotators Note: Masaji Insohita served in the army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-India...
Samuel Spector felt that the Kachins were on a friendly basis but not strictly military disciplined. It was more a team...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Liles served in the USAAF and flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft with the 16th...
At daylight, Herbert Gross was alone after bailing out of the B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
Revis Haslett flew the Hump [Annotator's Note: the nickname given to the stretch of the Himalayas that American pilots...
During the two years Robert Liles was in China the supply situation improved a little. They were able to get more...
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...
Perry Garten flew gliders in India and Burma. The storage and troop transport area within the glider was very limited....
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...
[Annotator's Note: Masaji Insohita served in the Army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-...
[Annotator's Note: Masaji Insohita served in the Army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-...
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....
Perry Garten removed wounded troops from the combat zones in his glider. The injured Australians were very stoic but...
George Rudloff was born in San Francisco, California in 1923 and grew up there and in Palo Alto. His father started a...
Roy Uthes met his wife after she had been accosted by an individual in a park. Uthes ran off the trouble maker....
Roy Uthes discovered that his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 209th Engineer Combat Battalion] was being sent to the...
John Alison was requested to pick up a P-40 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft] and fly it to...

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