China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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In Iraq, John Alison spotted a B-25 [Annotator's Note: North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber] flying overhead. He...
John Alison was at one of the RAF [Annotator's Note: Royal Air Force] bases when he got orders to report to London....
Perry Garten removed wounded troops from the combat zones in his glider. The injured Australians were very stoic but...
By Christmas of 1943, Richard Notebaert was home. His new baby was four months old, and his little family spent two...
George Rudloff was born in San Francisco, California in 1923 and grew up there and in Palo Alto. His father started a...
The terrain was mostly jungle, and Edward Denzler remembers when the enemy ran a herd of wild elephants through the...
Roy Uthes met his wife after she had been accosted by an individual in a park. Uthes ran off the trouble maker....
Roy Uthes discovered that his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 209th Engineer Combat Battalion] was being sent to the...
John Alison was requested to pick up a P-40 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft] and fly it to...
When Robert H. "Bob" Harris was sent to instructor school in Montgomery [Annotator's Note: Maxwell Fieild, now Maxwell...
There was an incident involving the Red Cross where Elmo Espree and another black soldier wanted to enter the facility...
Roy Uthes grew up in Detroit, Michigan. His father was a policeman. Uthes had brothers who were also in the service. He...
During his military training, John Alison was trained for reconnaissance, fighter and bomber operations. Being a...
Gary Tate became a world traveler as a result of his military service. It also helped him on his path to evangelism. He...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Liles served in the USAAF and flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft with the 16th...
Roy Uthes arrived in Myitkyinā without any combat experience. His unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 209th Engineer...
Before going to China, John Alison was sent to England to observe how the air war over England was progressing. Small...
Edward Denzler did a lot of patrolling and remembers one mission when his company [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd...
Herbert Auerbach worked with the Burmese ambushing the Japanese. On many occasions the troops would just spray an area...
Edward Denzler relates some amusing incidents that occurred while he was training the cavalry troopers, a job he...
Herbert Gross and his fellow bomber crewmen received their plane in Kansas for ship out overseas. It was a desert paint...
When John Hever arrived in Los Angeles, California, he was part of the unattached 931st Signal Battalion (Aviation)(SP...
At Morrison Army Airfield in Florida, Richard Notebaert's old crew broken up, and he was assigned to another crew that...
Revis Haslett initially wanted to join the Marines but went into the Army Air Forces instead. He was working with a...
Joel Varner flew P-40s [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft] in his initial training. He had been...
John Symons started out with P-40s [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft]. Chennault [Annotator's...
Herbert Gross recollects sending his sister off by train to the west coast when the bombing of Pearl Harbor was...
When Robert H. "Bob" Harris finished his induction training, he was assigned to single-engine planes. He was happy with...
There were just a few Americans assigned to Samuel Spector's OSS Detachment 101 outfit. Some came and went, but there...
In primary training, Revis Haslett flew a P-17 [Annotator's Note: the PT-17 Stearman]. In basic training, he flew a B-...
At the end of the war, Elmo Espree was transported through the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean...
Berle Wheeler attended college at the University of Oklahoma [Annotator's Note: in Norman, Oklahoma] and then...
Cleveland Peterson did not take advantage of the GI Bill for education, but he did use it to build a house. After the...
Roy Uthes was in Myitkyinā when word was received about the end of the war with Japan. After the war he was flown out...
When the war in Europe ended, Herbert Auerbach found out there was a point system set up to determine who went home and...
Perry Garten did not want to remain in the military after the war. Upon returning home, his former company did not...

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