China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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Roy H. Matsumoto and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Blue Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional...
Raymond Kaiser never saw large concentrations of troops. The largest he saw was about 25. He was flying wingman when he...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond Kaiser served in the US Army Air forces as a pilot flying Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter...
During his courses at Johns Hopkins University [Annotator's Note: in Baltimore, Maryland], William J. Pribyl worked in...
Herbert Auerbach worked with the Burmese ambushing the Japanese. On many occasions the troops would just spray an area...
Lester Shapiro left the United States from California. Ninety percent of the men got seasick on the boat. When he left...
Edward Denzler relates some amusing incidents that occurred while he was training the cavalry troopers, a job he...
After an idle period of about ten days in Norfolk, Virginia, Robert Lippman was equipped with winter clothing, and...
Howard Anderson finally had enough training and was assigned to an 11 man crew. His commander had flown many different...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota and the interviewer review a photograph album that he had kept during and...
In primary training, Revis Haslett flew a P-17 [Annotator's Note: the PT-17 Stearman]. In basic training, he flew a B-...
After William J. Pribyl inventoried the pipeline, it was dismantled and cut up for scrap, under the Army's conditions...
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...
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi reunited with his parents in Minnesota where they had relocated after they were released from...
Howard Anderson reported to El Toro, California where he spent two weeks in a rest and recuperation base. Nobody let...
Samuel Spector recalled hearing of the war in Europe ending and the atomic bombs being dropped. He was in Burma when he...
Gary Tate had the opportunity to work with the brother of General Claire Chennault while both of them served in their...
Wesley Fronk would have liked to have stayed in the service longer. When he got stationed in Shanghai [Annotator's Note...
After the war, Revis Haslett and his dad bought a grocery store but he wished he had gone to school instead. The store...
Joel Varner had no desire to stay in the Army Air Forces. He wanted an education. He went right back to college. He got...

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