China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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Herbert Auerbach was a cryptographer. His duty was to take the Morse code messages from headquarters received by the...
George Rudloff was sent to India via Australia. He arrived at Chandigarh which was a staging area in India. From there...
At Langley airbase, John Alison switched over to P-36 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-36 Hawk] pursuit aircraft. In a...
Marshall Burnett was born in Meridian, Mississippi in November 1925. He attended Marion Park Elementary School, Kate...
Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota was born in January 1915 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He had two brothers and one sister. His father was...
Berle Wheeler was a veteran of the China-Burma-India Theater as a member of the 967th Engineers [Annotator's Note:...
Roy H. Matsumoto was born near Los Angeles [Annotator's Note: Los Angeles, California] in May 1913. He had four...
Roy Uthes was born in June 1923. He had two brothers and two sisters. He grew up in a large home and was the youngest...
Perry L. Garten was born in November 1917 in Peculiar, Missouri. He grew up in Missouri and graduated from high school...
Joseph McGuire was born in 1919 and the first few years of his life were lived in abject poverty. He used a local creek...
Robert Liles was born in 1920 in Webb City, Missouri and grew up in Jefferson City. When the depression began, his...
Richard Notebaert was born in January 1920 in Rochester, New York. He was youngest of the four children of a bridge and...
Frederick Moore was born in December 1924 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts during...
Robert Lippman was born in Rome, New York in September 1923, in a small town surrounded by farmland. His father had a...
Wesley Fronk had one sister and grew up in a lot of different places. He never had any problems making friends. Moving...
Herbert Auerbach was born in June 1922 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He attended a local high school in what is...
Edward Denzler was born in Jamaica, New York. He grew up during the Great Depression and happily attended art classes...
John Hever was born in 1924 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He was the second of four children and the only boy....
Alvin Callender was born in 1918 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Before he joined the military, he was a student at...
Since he was a twin-engine pilot, Joseph McGuire had been told he would be a training pilot but was then reassigned to...
Samuel Spector was born in Manhattan, New York in July 1924. He worked as a delivery boy for furriers. He also worked...
Gus Gikas was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in April 1921. His dad was the town hat maker. Gikas moved to north Texas when...
That night, Howard Anderson was given some food. At some point in the night, air raid sirens started blaring because...
Gus Gikas was in India when he heard that the Germans had surrendered. Later, he heard of the Japanese surrender. Gikas...
Berle Wheeler experienced Japanese air raids but slit trenches protected him from the attacks [Annotator's Note: he was...
Robert H. "Bob" Harris returned to the United States sometime in September or October 1944. While overseas, he knew...
Roy H. Matsumoto was almost killed at the Myitkyina [Annotator's Note: Myitkyina, Burma; now Myitkyina, Myanmar]...
On his 22nd mission, Herbert Gross bailed out over French Indochina in Japanese territory. It took eight days to walk...
Lester Shapiro gives his serial number. He came out [Annotator's Note: of the Army] a Technical Sergeant from the 40th...
[Annotators Note: Masaji Insohita served in the army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-India...
Samuel Spector felt that the Kachins were on a friendly basis but not strictly military disciplined. It was more a team...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Liles served in the USAAF and flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft with the 16th...
At daylight, Herbert Gross was alone after bailing out of the B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
In the middle of 1941, the draft was extended to 18 months [Annotator's Note: the amount of time to be served]. Raymond...
Robert H. "Bob" Harris loved famous world explorers as a young child and that influenced him into aeronautics at an...
Revis Haslett flew the Hump [Annotator's Note: the nickname given to the stretch of the Himalayas that American pilots...

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