China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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If it was at night and he had to fly, William Martin would be awakened 30 minutes before. They would go and get their...
Herbert Gross had trained on B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bombers. His new...
John Alison's departure from Burma occurred when he was behind enemy lines. He left in a damaged RAF [Annotator's Note...
George Rudloff saw a competition between the American and British soldiers. The territory of India belonged to the...
While in Burma, Herbert Auerbach saw American transport aircraft resupply Allied troops with airdrops. Bags of rice...
Robert Liles contracted amoebic dysentery in China and was sent to a hospital in India. He flew back to his base in a...
When Robert Liles arrived in China, he and the other pilots lived in hostels. They also had Chinese room boys that took...
After a 30 day leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time], during which Alvin Callender...
On arriving in Bombay, India [Annotator's Note: now Mumbai, India], Edward Denzler's group was taken to an airport...
When President Harry S. Truman said the war was ended with the atomic bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,...
On the mission to bomb Manila, Herbert Gross' B-24 Liberator [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
After Pearl Harbor, Herbert Gross was drafted. He had a brief basic training program. By August 1942, he had started...
The terrain and environment of the jungle [Annotator's Note: the jungle in Burma; now Myanmar] was terrible. They [...
[Annotator's Note: Grant Jiro Hirabayashi was assigned to the Red Combat Team, 1st Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (...
Revis Dale Haslett was born in July 1922 in Brownstown, Illinois. He lived in Illinois until after he graduated high...
Samuel Spector joined the United States Army Air Forces as a pilot trainee but he did not pass the advanced pilot...
Elmo Espree was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in September 1921. His family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1923...
Berle Wheeler was sent to Camp Robinson, Arkansas for 13 weeks of boot camp. He was then sent to Camp Gordon in Augusta...
Cleveland Peterson was born in Baudette, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up there. Baudette is on the Canadian border in...
George Rudloff enlisted in December 1942 in the Enlisted Reserve Corps as a college student. In April 1943, a group of...
Gus Gikas considered enlistment to be good for him. Being an amateur radio operator, Gikas could fix just about any...
Perry Garten was drafted and sent to Fort Leavenworth for processing. He was then shipped to Bowman Field near...
While in India, Grant Jiro Hirabayashi worked as a translator for the British Air Force after being in Burma [Annotator...
Elmo Espree's troop ship sailed from Australia for the Bay of Bengal in India. In India, Espree went through the Ganges...
While in Calcutta, George Rudloff developed physical activities in which the American soldiers could participate. There...
Herbert Gross was born in March 1917. He served in the 375th Squadron of the 308th Heavy Bomb Group of the Fourteenth...
Perry Garten got along well with the Chindits. They were professional and spoke English. The Gurkhas had a unique knife...
Recalling when his aircraft was hit over Tunis, Tunisia, Alvin Callender said he was in combat with German Focke-Wulf...
Frederick Moore's scariest experience was flying a green airplane low over a green jungle and looking up to see flashes...
The 792nd Military Police Battalion was subdivided and Roy Uthes was assigned to the 209th Engineer Combat Battalion [...
When Cleveland Peterson arrived in India there was a culture shock. There was also a physical shock as many of the men...
One of the times Richard Notebaert met with serious resistance occurred when he was on a mission to Wiener Neustadt,...
Berle Wheeler was company clerk [Annotator's Note: in the 967th Engineer Maintenance Company at Ledo, India]. Each man...
Cleveland Peterson and the 59th Air Service Squadron left the United States for India with as much aircraft repair...
William Martin waited on a troop ship home. All of the airplanes were torn up. He flew a C-46 [Annotator's Note:...
After leaving China, John Alison returned to the United States where he was to take command of a wing of P-38s [...

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