China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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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...
Joseph Silvia was stationed in Tezpur, India as a teletype operator [Annotator's Note: with the 1347th Army Air Force...
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...
The impression Edward Denzler had of the Japanese soldiers he saw in Burma was that they were mostly young kids. Their...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Grant Jiro Hirabayashi was selected to attend the Military Intelligence Service Language School at...
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...
Talking about working with the other Allied forces, Edward Denzler observed that the Kachin Rangers had been...
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...
"Tientsin, China. Happy New Year Hall in the Temple of Heaven." Tianjin, China. Circa 1945.
"Tientsin, China. The marble boat in Summer Palace." Kunming, Lake, Tianjn, China. Circa 1945.
"Camel Back Bridge in the Summer Palace" in Tianjin, China, circa 1945.
A row of seven 105mm Howitzers on an air strip in China. "105 mm How. On old Flying Tiger air strip. Kunming, China....
Photograph. USS General W. M. Black (AP-135) transport vessel docked at a port. Stamped date on front: "1946." Personal...
Photograph. Indian woman carrying a basket on her head and walking past other Indian civilian; a a large clearing is...
Photograph. IBT [India Burma Theater] sign painted on airplane propellers with text: "IBT, India, Burma, BR. HQB. No. 2...
Photograph. Busy port scene with large bridge spanning a river. Stamped date on front: "1946." Personal caption on...
Photograph. An obelisk monument marking the entrance to the Suez Canal, as seen from a ship deck. Stamped date on front...
Photograph. Troops looking out at the two towers of the Suez Canal Defense Monument from the deck of a ship. Stamped...
Photograph. Lively street scene with pedestrians and vehicles. Stamped date on front: "1946." Personal caption on...
Photograph. Two boats and a ferry next to the side of the USS General J. R. Brooke (AP-132) transport ship. Stamped...
Photograph. Camels grazing next to a house along the bank of the Suez Canal, as seen from the deck of a ship. Stamped...
Photograph. Felucca floating on the Suez Canal. Stamped date on front: "1946." Personal caption on reverse: "Native...
Photograph. Corporal Hiram Boone standing shirtless and wearing his dog tags in front of a row of Army tents. Personal...
Photograph. Corporal Hiram Boone kneeling in front of the mess hall tent at an Army camp. Personal caption on reverse...
Photograph. American servicemen wearing coats working on the deck of the USS General J. R. Brooke (AP-132) transport...

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