China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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Brooks group was moved to a permanent camp which was an old French Colonial army camp. It was a nice place and the food...
Sherman went home after Washington D.C. After he was home, he went to Midland, Texas to be redeployed. However he was...
Henderson's outfit was hit by enemy fighters pretty heavy on one mission. His plane was not hit. It was a long mission...
William Disanza had a navy crew aboard his Merchant Marine ship. Their job was to handle the guns. They had a submarine...
Crump and the Chief Engineer had done some work when the seas were calm. The Chief Engineer felt that there was a...
The last time Richard Cole saw the old man [Annotator's Note: USAF General James H. Doolittle] was in 1992. Several of...
Herbert Auerbach arrived in Bombay, India in October 1943 then went by train to northern Burma, nearly to Assam. From...
After arriving in India by troopship, Gary Tate rode a troop train from Bombay to northeast India. It was a difficult...
Cleveland Peterson landed in Karachi, India. There was a British airbase with a huge dirigible hanger. The P-40s [...
Classified for pilot training, Frederick Moore was transferred from Boston, Massachusetts to California where he...
According to John Hever, the signal corps in Patiala, India was there to provide communications between the airplanes...
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi was transferred to Kunming [Annotator's Note: Kunming, China] followed by an assignment to the...
Before they [Annotator's Note: Masaji Inoshita and his fellow interpreter, Sergeant Edwin Sasaki] got to their final...
After reaching India, Herbert Gross saw his plane reworked to bring it to standard for the CBI [Annotator's Note: the...
Gus Gikas and his unit spent six weeks in North Africa, mainly in training exercises simulating shipboard problems that...
Although trained in the PB-2A pursuit aircraft, John Alison was glad he did not have to go to war in it. Communication...
Joseph Silvia was stationed in Tezpur, India as a teletype operator [Annotator's Note: with the 1347th Army Air Force...
Perry Garten was asked by the commander of the 1st Air Commando Group gliders at their assembly area at Lālāghāt if he...
Masaji Inoshita was born in central California. At an early age he moved down to the Santa Barbara area. His father had...
Cleveland Peterson was aboard the SS Johnson when he heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. They had been...
The impression Edward Denzler had of the Japanese soldiers he saw in Burma was that they were mostly young kids. Their...
Herbert Gross has a vivid memory of an experience with the B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
Towards the end of the war, they [Annotator's Note: the British officers] were telling them [Annotator's Note: Masaji...
[Annotator's Note: Grant Jiro Hirabayashi was selected to attend the Military Intelligence Service Language School at...
On 20 September and 18 December [Annotator's Note: 1943] Robert Liles had very successful mission. They were moving...
In China, John Symons had one slit trench to take cover in in the event of a Japanese attack. One guy jumped in, hit...
Gary Tate and his fellow troops had a recreation hall in Tinsukia, India. They spent quite a bit of time there. Hitler...
John Hever never saw any Japanese soldiers until after the war was over. They had no weapons, and were walking around...
Talking about working with the other Allied forces, Edward Denzler observed that the Kachin Rangers had been...
John Alison was born in November 1912 near Gainesville, Florida where he grew up. He graduated from the University of...
John Symons was in Karachi, India and assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron [Annotator's Note: 25th Fighter Squadron,...

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