China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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At daylight, Herbert Gross was alone after bailing out of the B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
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...
In this clip, Richard Notebaert talks about the missions he flew over the bigger cities in Italy, attacking an airfield...
Alvin Callender was based at Shrewsbury, England, and he recalled one afternoon when the sky filled with Spitfires [...
Shanghai [Annotator's Note: Shanghai, China] had been a big military base for the Japanese. Joel Varner went into the...
The war in Europe had ended, but the war in the Pacific continued. The Allies were supporting Chiang Kai-Shek [...
William Martin had moments of terror flying every other day out of India. Once on the ground, it was okay. They had...
In the early part of 1943, Robert H. "Bob" Harris volunteered for overseas duty. In June he was finally shipped out....
During the two years Robert Liles was in China the supply situation improved a little. They were able to get more...
John Alison flew with Tex Hill [Annotator's Note: later Brigadier General David Lee Hill, known as Tex to friends and...
When Masaji Inoshita got to the ceremony [Annotator's Note: a Japanese surrender ceremony in China] he found out that...
Perry Garten flew gliders in India and Burma. The storage and troop transport area within the glider was very limited....
Robert Liles was awarded a number of decorations. He was awarded the Silver Star for the mission during which he and...
Robert Liles attributes his success as a fighter pilot to the leadership he had in China from the general [Annotator's...
Robert H. "Bob" Harris lost a friend and former classmate in an event he will never forget. During a mission briefing...
William Martin did not have enough points to go home, so he took a B-25 [Annotator's Note: North American B-25 Mitchell...
From Gozo Air Field on the island of Malta, Alvin Callender flew patrols in support of the invasion of Sicily. On the...
In discussing the Battle of Mogaung, Burma [Annotator's Note: now Mogaung, Myanmar], Edward Denzler noted that most of...
Masaji Inoshita had very little contact with his parents over the course of the war. He would ask the Japanese...
The Americans had captured some bases on the east coast of China and the Army Air Forces were out in the boondocks [...
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi recalled preparing to go to Japan for an invasion, but he also knew from interrogating many...
[Annotator's Note: Masaji Insohita served in the Army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-...
[Annotator's Note: Masaji Insohita served in the Army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-...
John Alison flew into China in a worn out P-40 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft] that was...
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi attended school in Hotaka, Nagano, Japan for eight years and lived with his extended family....
Samuel Spector and OSS Detachment 101 had a main mission of gathering intelligence and destroying the Japanese. They...
Samuel Spector was always hungry in the jungle with Detachment 101. The food that was airdropped would not last long so...
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi was very confused after visiting his family in an internment camp but returned to Fort Snelling...
Samuel Spector thought the Kachin people were diverse. They were from various areas. Some were very smart and others...
[Annotator's Note: Joel Varner went on active duty in the Army Air Corps in February 1943.] Varner joined the Army Air...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts mid conversation.] William Martin was drafted in January 1943. He was lucky he...
In September or October 1944, Robert H. "Bob" Harris left India to return to the United States. He completed 150...
Berle Wheeler arrived with his outfit [Annotator's Note: 967th Engineer Maintenance Company] at Ledo, India. Camp was...

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