China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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There was an incident involving the Red Cross where Elmo Espree and another black soldier wanted to enter the facility...
Roy Uthes grew up in Detroit, Michigan. His father was a policeman. Uthes had brothers who were also in the service. He...
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...
Roy Uthes arrived in Myitkyinā without any combat experience. His unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 209th Engineer...
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...
Herbert Gross and his fellow bomber crewmen received their plane in Kansas for ship out overseas. It was a desert paint...
Revis Haslett initially wanted to join the Marines but went into the Army Air Forces instead. He was working with a...
Herbert Gross recollects sending his sister off by train to the west coast when the bombing of Pearl Harbor was...
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...
Roy Uthes was in Myitkyinā when word was received about the end of the war with Japan. After the war he was flown out...
When the war in Europe ended, Herbert Auerbach found out there was a point system set up to determine who went home and...
Perry Garten did not want to remain in the military after the war. Upon returning home, his former company did not...
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...
Gus Gikas landed in the United States in New York City, New York when he returned from India. From there, he went to...
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...
The war changed Revis Haslett but it is hard to predict what he would have done without that experience. He grew up in...
George Rudloff felt like the Japanese had to be killed. The atrocities committed by the Japanese military were very bad...
After he was discharged from the Army, Roy Uthes did not take advantage of the GI Bill. He and his wife lived with his...
Masaji Inoshita asked the man [Annotator's Note: the man who helped Inoshita's family when they were being interned]...
Gus Gikas and two other men swam about a mile from the sinking HMT Rhona to the Pioneer [Annotator's Note: USS Pioneer...
Herbert Gross and his surviving fellow Vitamin P [Annotator's Note: Vitamin P was the name of the Consolidated B-24...
Samuel Spector returned home from Burma by troopship. From Myitkyina, Spector went to Calcutta, India and shipped out...
Cleveland Peterson made the trip home aboard a Liberty ship. He had flown to Calcutta first, then rode a British train...
In November 1945, George Rudloff left India to return to the United States via troopship. He travelled to Bombay, India...

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