China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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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...
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...
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi was transferred to Kunming [Annotator's Note: Kunming, China] followed by an assignment to the...

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