China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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After the war was over, John Hever was sent into Shanghai, China. He said he went into the city a couple of times and...
When Alvin Callender returned to the United States, he was sent to Goodfellow Field at San Angelo, Texas to train...
William J. Pribyl left Calcutta {Annotator's Note: Calcutta, India] on 3 May 1946 on a Liberty ship [Annotator's Note:...
Joseph Silvia thought the caste system in India was odd. The Americans lived like kings compared to the British there....
[Annotator's Note: This clip starts mid-conversation with Lester Shapiro showing the interviewer some photographs.]...
Elmo Espree was impressed with the huge size of the first camp he trained at. Customarily, the service facilities are...
Joel Varner was born in October 1923 in Senatobia, Mississippi. He attended high school and junior college there. He...
[Annotator's Notes: There is a brief conversation before the interview officially begins.] Robert H. "Bob" Harris was...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer explains things to the interviewee for the first 30 seconds of tape.] Grant Jiro...
Lester Shapiro was born in October 1921 in Rochester, New York. He went as a walk-on for a scholarship at the...
William J. Pribyl was born in September 1923 in Baltimore, Maryland. He served in the Army as the Technical Executive...
Raymond Kaiser was born in Brooklyn [Annotator's Note: Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs in New York, New York] in...
Wesley Fronk was born in August 1922 in Jardine, Montana. His father was a homesteader. He grew up on the homestead. He...
John Symons was born in Calumet, Michigan in July 1915. He graduated from Calumet High School. He moved to Detroit [...
Joseph Silvia was born in April 1922 in Newport, Rhode Island. He was exposed to the military at age 12, by a soldier...
Robert Liles made captain in 1942. In 1943 he was given command of the 16th Fighter Squadron. Before taking over the...
During another incident experienced by Elmo Espree in a Bombay restaurant, a British, an American and a South African...
Berle Wheeler was company clerk in his outfit [Annotator's Note: 967th Engineer Maintenance Company] when it arrived at...
In January 1945, an engine change was required, so Howard Anderson had to fly the plane for four hours to test the...
Gus Gikas landed in the United States in New York City, New York when he returned from India. From there, he went to...
On his return to the United States, Frederick Moore and another guy traveled through Saudi Arabia and Khartoum to Accra...
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941]...
Samuel Spector's most memorable experience of World War 2 was growing up from 18 to 20 years of age. His expectations...
Marshalls Burnett's most memorable experiences are learning about the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the...
Asked how the war changed his life, Edward Denzler said it made him realize that what he had at home was like nothing...
Cleveland Peterson's most memorable experience was being close to Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. During the...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Robert Lippman what he thinks of the time he spent with the 1st Battalion,...
The war changed Revis Haslett but it is hard to predict what he would have done without that experience. He grew up in...
George Rudloff felt like the Japanese had to be killed. The atrocities committed by the Japanese military were very bad...
After he was discharged from the Army, Roy Uthes did not take advantage of the GI Bill. He and his wife lived with his...
Rather than being discharged, Frederick Moore said, officers are released from active duty. One of his most memorable...
One of the most memorable events that happen to Robert H. "Bob" Harris was when his friend died in the plane he was...
Lester Shapiro was in a combat engineering outfit [Annotator's Note: 209th Engineer Combat Battalion] and was the first...
Masaji Inoshita asked the man [Annotator's Note: the man who helped Inoshita's family when they were being interned]...
Gus Gikas and two other men swam about a mile from the sinking HMT Rhona to the Pioneer [Annotator's Note: USS Pioneer...
The bases where Alvin Calendar served were often under attack by the enemy. He spent many a night in an air raid...

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