China Burma India Theater (CBI)

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Herbert Gross and his surviving fellow Vitamin P [Annotator's Note: Vitamin P was the name of the Consolidated B-24...
Samuel Spector returned home from Burma by troopship. From Myitkyina, Spector went to Calcutta, India and shipped out...
Marshall Burnett does not remember much excitement on the occasion of VJ-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day...
Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota was given credit for his service [Annotator's Note: with Merrill's Marauders, the 5307th...
Cleveland Peterson made the trip home aboard a Liberty ship. He had flown to Calcutta first, then rode a British train...
In November 1945, George Rudloff left India to return to the United States via troopship. He travelled to Bombay, India...
[Annotator's Note: For pilots like Raymond Kaiser, combat tours went by time in China, instead of by number of missions...
Lester Shapiro could have stayed in the service and been a Warrant Officer. He was discharged at Fort Dix [Annotator's...
Returning to the United States on a Liberty ship [Annotator's Note: a class of quickly produced cargo ship], Richard...
Joseph McGuire returned to the United States in 1944 and reported to Nashville [Annotator's Note: Nashville, Tennessee...
John Hever noted that when they got to Seattle, Washington, there was no parade. The returning soldiers and sailors...
Masaji Inoshita asked for early retirement [Annotator's Note: early release from the Army]. He was told that he was...
Newton Dana and his crew returned home by flying their bomber [Annotator's Note: a Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
The next day after a good sleep, the Herbert Gross and his shipmate left the village at dawn [Annotator's Note: after...
Gate Tate knew he would be drafted so he volunteered in order to be able to select the branch that he would serve in....
Alvin Callender went from second lieutenant to captain, and was appointed Operations Officer of the 308th Squadron [...
Perry Garten flew a security mission with a colonel that ended up in China. It was an unexpected experience for Garten...
Brooks was born on 30 October of 1919 in Greeneville, Tennessee. He recalls his childhood during the Great Depression....
Sherman was born and raised near Toledo, Ohio. He attended school in Toledo. He was fortunate enough to take classes at...
Henderson begins the interview stating that he wouldn't be there if not for the actions of B-24 crewman.Henderson's...
Esther McNeil grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania. She was the sixth of eight children.After going into nursing...
William Disanza was born on 120th Street in Manhattan and grew up in the Bronx. In 1950 he got married and moved to New...
Ralph Crump [Annotators Note: For the first 22:26 of this interview the interviewer and interviewee chat about family...
Richard Cole was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1915. After graduating from high school he went to work on a farm for 75...
1 morning the prisoners were called out. They were usually called out every morning so the Japanese could do a head...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
Crump got to Panteloria and was alongside the dock. All of the German prisoners of war did the work. They were younger...
In the hospital they were treated very nice and given so much food that they couldn't eat it all. There was also...
When William Disanza had to urinate he would take a knife and dig a small hole to urinate in. Disanza always noted that...
Within hours any ship passing the destroyer escorts loaded with prisoners would receive prisoners from those destroyer...
Brooks was just past 20 years old when he first entered the Navy. When he came back home it was like coming back to...
William Disanza worked in the office for Falcon Buick. His job was to be the follow up guy. He would contact the...
One of Crump’s friends was on watch on a ship that was torpedoed. Crump’s convoy had about 35 percent casualties. The...
William Disanza's business lasted over 30 years. The war did not change Disanza drastically. He was in the Civilian...
Crump was lucky making the transition from military to civilian life. He had worked in the shipyards prior to military...
William Disanza is not positive about everything but he thinks the Great Depression could never repeat itself. Disanza...

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