China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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They got to the target [Annotator’s Note: Bridge on the River Kwai] at 9:00 in the morning and no other aircraft were...
McNeil went into the service on the 5th of February 1943. Her first posting was to Davis Martin Field and Air Force...
On a rainy day William Disanza would work around the house. He did a variety of odd jobs with odd solutions and trick...
All of the Catholic school teachers were nuns. They were not married. High school teachers in Iowa were required to be...
[Annotators Note: Richard Cole served in the USAAF as a pilot flying B-25 Mitchell medium with the 17th Bombardment...
Brooks and the other sailor were loaded into the truck and taken to a small camp with other POWs. In the area were some...
When they finally stopped they were a couple feet away from a hut. The next morning there were people working on the...
They got to the target [Annotator’s Note: Burma railway] at 9:00 in the morning and no other aircraft were there. They...
In Ledo, McNeil saw every type of wound. She worked on GIs and on Chinese patients. She worked in the Chinese ward for...
William Disanza had trains and tanks on the deck of his ship. The train cars were too big to fit underneath the deck....
Crump had enrolled as a draftsman in the local aircraft plant but in the meantime several of the shipyards had posted...
As a child in Dayton, Ohio Richard Cole was only a half hour bike ride from McCook Army Airfield where he would go to...
The first place Brooks was taken to was a building. The men were fed once a day by the natives who brought them soup....
Sherman was going to hit a target on Formosa. They took off and flew practically at sea level. When they got back to...
Their first dive bombing mission was a railroad trestle in Burma. Henderson lined up over his bomb sight. He dropped...
The patients McNeil treated were good and were grateful for every little thing the nurses did.The nurses would sit and...
William Disanza was happy to straighten the propeller issue out and get a new one back on. That was an experience they...
Crumps dad was making 90 cents an hour. A dime was a big difference in those days. Gasoline was 10 cents a gallon and a...
They were two days at sea when the PA system came on informing them that the group was headed for Tokyo [Annotators...
The Japanese kept the Americans and British in separate groups until they started working on the railroad.The food was...
There were 2 machine guns to the left of the pilot. There were 3 guns on the right side plus a swivel gun in the nose...
In September Henderson was on a flight to China as navigator. He was with a crew that had to bail out on the flight...
McNeil doesn't think that her time in the army changed her life in any way. She was able to see the world.She feels...
[Annotators Note: William DiSanza served in the army and was assigned to the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS, and...
Crump stayed in the shipyard for the better part of a year. They had launched about 14 ships. The launching details had...
Richard Cole heard that some of the aircraft had cameras on them but his was not one of them. The picture of Doolittle...
The men got up before daylight and took their mess kits and lined up for some soup. Then they immediately lined up in...
Sherman had helped to set up many of the dirt revetments. The Chinese had helped as well. Each revetment was high...
They would listen to Tokyo Rose [Annotator’s Note: English-speaking women broadcasters of Japanese propaganda]when they...
William Disanza was in one group of guys but they had multiple outfits in Burma. There was an outfit called the 101...
Crump came back after the war to visit some of his buddies. He got there the very day they were floating the ship. They...
Once they [Annotators Note: Richard Cole, James Doolittle, and the crewmen aboard their B-25 which had just taken part...
Brooks never once had any contact with the Red Cross. At 1 point they were each issued 1 item out of a Red Cross parcel...
Sherman believes that everyone should know a little bit about every theater. Sherman believes that the generosity and...
There were balloons in the air and was some antiaircraft fire over Bangkok [Annotator’s Note: Thailand] but it was...
William Disanza was in the Boy Scouts as a kid but it did not prepare him for Burma. Disanza had originally joined the...

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