China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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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...
What Joseph McGuire took to India was all he had for the duration of his duty. Many of the crews had no cold weather...
In June 1943, Joseph McGuire was sent to India. The day before he left, his colonel admitted he had been trying to keep...
After flight training [Annotator's Note: in the Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber], Newton Dana was sent to...
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...
Roy H. Matsumoto and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Blue Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional...
Joseph McGuire went on leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time] to Bombay [Annotator'...
Lester Shapiro's experience before getting to Burma [Annotator's Note: present day Myanmar], was guarding some oil...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond Kaiser returned to the United States after flying 116 missions in China.] Kaiser was in the...
William Martin did not have enough points to go home, so he took a B-25 [Annotator's Note: North American B-25 Mitchell...
Joseph McGuire was sent to India in 1943. The British controlled everything in India, so he had to get permission from...
Robert Lippman did not lose too many men when he was in the jungle [Annotator's Note: in Burma with the Kachin Rangers...
Roy H. Matsumoto listened to news reports from Japan on his shortwave radio. He could tell some of it was propaganda,...
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-...
Assigned to the 1st Battalion[Annotator's Note: the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) was known as Merrill's...
[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....

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