China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota trained at Schofield Barracks [Annotator's Note: in Honolulu, Hawaii] as a member of the 298th...
Howard Anderson was born in December 1922 in North Dakota. He grew up on a farm. His father was a farmer. The family...
While in India, Grant Jiro Hirabayashi worked as a translator for the British Air Force after being in Burma [Annotator...
Roy H. Matsumoto was successful in his covert work against the communists [Annotator's Note: he had been called into...
Flying to Japan was not easy because so much of China was under Japanese control. All of the missions Howard Anderson...
Raymond Kaiser says it was not much of a war [Annotator's Note: in the China, Burma, India Theater]; not like in Europe...
Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota [Annotator's Note: with Merrill's Marauders, the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional)] walked...
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...
Wesley Fronk was a courier for a Lieutenant Colonel who was a liaison to the British. He learned administrative duties...
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...
Basic training for Robert Lippman was in Miami Beach, Florida. He learned to salute, and dress right. He thinks he went...
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 [...
The Battle at Walawbum [Annotator's Note: Tanai, Kachin, Burma; now Myanmar, in March 1944] was Robert Lippman's first...
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...
Roy H. Matsumoto saw the city of Hiroshima [Annotator's Note: Hiroshima, Japan] after the war. It was flattened and...
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 [...
Roy H. Matsumoto returned to the United States and decided to stay in the Army. He extended his term of service only to...
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
Cleveland Peterson heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor after boarding a ship in San Francisco, California...
Revis Haslett went to Miami, Florida for the trip overseas around the middle of November [Annotator's Note: November...
Robert Liles went to Mitchell Field on Long Island, New York. He was with a group of pilots who were going to were...
Gary Tate was born in December 1924 and graduated from high school at 16 years old before the Japanese bombed Pearl...
Since the unit Gus Gikas led was intended to replace another unit in India that had been deployed for two years, their...
Samuel Spector was shipped to Burma and its jungles. He was among the first individuals to carry into action the...
Wesley Fronk never fired a shot in anger. There was one instance where he and another soldier were returning from...
John Alison’s duties also resulted in him being a glider pilot despite never having flown one before. He flew a glider...
Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...
This action was the one during which Robert Liles got his first confirmed kill. It was a Zero [Annotator's Note:...

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