China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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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...
Roy H. Matsumoto found the high elevation of the Burma jungle and the winter weather resulted in temperatures cold at...
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...
Roy H. Matsumoto knows that Lieutenant McLogan [Annotator's Note: then US Army Lieutnenant, later Lieutenant Colonel...
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...
Lester Shapiro did not know anything about getting a Bronze Star [Annotator's Note: the Bronze Star Medal is the fourth...
The food started getting better during Joseph McGuire's time in India. People would get packages from their families....
The terrain was mostly jungle, and Edward Denzler remembers when the enemy ran a herd of wild elephants through the...
The base's runway had been lengthened by the locals. It was not quite long enough, but was adequate. Howard Anderson...
Roy H. Matsumoto was first forced into an assembly center which was a racetrack [Annotator's Note: Santa Anita...
Describing an average day, William J. Pribyl explains that he was quartered in tents at a campsite in Tinsukia [...
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...
Roy H. Matsumoto was transferred to the 1st Battalion, 475th Infantry Regiment which became part of the MARS TASK FORCE...
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...
Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota and other Japanese-American linguists were divided into teams. They were members of Merrill's...
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: Raymond Kaiser completed his pilot training and flew out of Miami, Florida for his next assignment...
On Newton Dana's second mission, his plane was the last to leave the ground and as they reached the target area, he saw...
[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...
Roy H. Matsumoto thought he would like to be taller as a Marauder [Annotator's Note: Matsumoto was a member of the...

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