China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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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...
Crump was able to get a gold crown in his teeth and was able to join. This was in late 1943. Crump was told then that...
When Richard Cole returned to the United States he was stationed at an aircraft manufacturing plant. As the planes...
Brooks group was moved to a permanent camp which was an old French Colonial army camp. It was a nice place and the food...
Sherman went home after Washington D.C. After he was home, he went to Midland, Texas to be redeployed. However he was...
Henderson's outfit was hit by enemy fighters pretty heavy on one mission. His plane was not hit. It was a long mission...
William Disanza had a navy crew aboard his Merchant Marine ship. Their job was to handle the guns. They had a submarine...
Crump and the Chief Engineer had done some work when the seas were calm. The Chief Engineer felt that there was a...
The last time Richard Cole saw the old man [Annotator's Note: USAF General James H. Doolittle] was in 1992. Several of...
Herbert Auerbach arrived in Bombay, India in October 1943 then went by train to northern Burma, nearly to Assam. From...
After arriving in India by troopship, Gary Tate rode a troop train from Bombay to northeast India. It was a difficult...
Cleveland Peterson landed in Karachi, India. There was a British airbase with a huge dirigible hanger. The P-40s [...
Classified for pilot training, Frederick Moore was transferred from Boston, Massachusetts to California where he...
Before they [Annotator's Note: Masaji Inoshita and his fellow interpreter, Sergeant Edwin Sasaki] got to their final...
After reaching India, Herbert Gross saw his plane reworked to bring it to standard for the CBI [Annotator's Note: the...
Gus Gikas and his unit spent six weeks in North Africa, mainly in training exercises simulating shipboard problems that...
Although trained in the PB-2A pursuit aircraft, John Alison was glad he did not have to go to war in it. Communication...
Perry Garten was asked by the commander of the 1st Air Commando Group gliders at their assembly area at Lālāghāt if he...
Masaji Inoshita was born in central California. At an early age he moved down to the Santa Barbara area. His father had...
Cleveland Peterson was aboard the SS Johnson when he heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. They had been...
Herbert Gross has a vivid memory of an experience with the B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
Towards the end of the war, they [Annotator's Note: the British officers] were telling them [Annotator's Note: Masaji...
On 20 September and 18 December [Annotator's Note: 1943] Robert Liles had very successful mission. They were moving...
Gary Tate and his fellow troops had a recreation hall in Tinsukia, India. They spent quite a bit of time there. Hitler...
John Alison was born in November 1912 near Gainesville, Florida where he grew up. He graduated from the University of...
"Tientsin, China. Bronze Cow in Summer Palace." Tianjin, China. Circa 1945
"Tientsin, China. Bronze lion on the left side of the Gateway of Celebration Hall in Summer Palace." Tianjin, China....
A banner hanging from steel structure, presumably on a ship returning soldiers home after the war, which reads "Good...

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