China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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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...
Robert H. "Bob" Harris lost a friend and former classmate in an event he will never forget. During a mission briefing...
William Martin did not have enough points to go home, so he took a B-25 [Annotator's Note: North American B-25 Mitchell...
From Gozo Air Field on the island of Malta, Alvin Callender flew patrols in support of the invasion of Sicily. On the...
Masaji Inoshita had very little contact with his parents over the course of the war. He would ask the Japanese...
The Americans had captured some bases on the east coast of China and the Army Air Forces were out in the boondocks [...
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi recalled preparing to go to Japan for an invasion, but he also knew from interrogating many...
[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...
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi attended school in Hotaka, Nagano, Japan for eight years and lived with his extended family....
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...
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi was very confused after visiting his family in an internment camp but returned to Fort Snelling...
Samuel Spector thought the Kachin people were diverse. They were from various areas. Some were very smart and others...
[Annotator's Note: Joel Varner went on active duty in the Army Air Corps in February 1943.] Varner joined the Army Air...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts mid conversation.] William Martin was drafted in January 1943. He was lucky he...
In September or October 1944, Robert H. "Bob" Harris left India to return to the United States. He completed 150...
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...
By Christmas of 1943, Richard Notebaert was home. His new baby was four months old, and his little family spent two...
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...
When Robert H. "Bob" Harris was sent to instructor school in Montgomery [Annotator's Note: Maxwell Fieild, now Maxwell...
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...

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