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Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash [Annotator's Note: Donald...
[Annotator's Note: Dr. Roscoe Brown served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
Bud Loring retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel. After World War 2 he joined a National Guard unit. He had a...
John Sacks' first mission was to Bremen, Germany to hit an oil refinery in that city. When they got over the target the...
George Allen was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska to train on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers with Combat...
Seymour Mermelstein has gone back to Italy twice, and he cannot believe how large the mountains are viewing them now....
One night when they were after a target, the skipper dropped this white handkerchief and James Nerison heard him give...
John Angier first met his crew in the spring of 1944 and then went overseas in a brand-new, shiny, silver B-17 [...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)] were attacked in Bizerte by dive bombers. There were...
According to Thomas Payn, the Atlantic convoys were under attack from E-boats [Annotator's Note: German Schnellboot or...
Fred Bronfin adjusted easily to military life but felt he was losing time in his career. To differentiate between...
Admiral Mitscher [Annotator's Note: US Navy Admiral Marc Andrew "Pete" Mitscher] was aboard Warren Nolan's ship [...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
Going back to his experiences in the Pacific, Arthur Davis recalled visiting many bases, and said New Caledonia was a "...
John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...
John Alison's departure from Burma occurred when he was behind enemy lines. He left in a damaged RAF [Annotator's Note...
Edward Stone realized that the United States was not prepared for war when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened. He saw...
En route to his battle station, Robert Kinzler had a clear view of Pearl Harbor, which was a mass of black smoke, with...
Archie Maltbie and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 388th Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group] began flying missions...
As a member of a new P-47 [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft] fighter group [Annotator's...
When Ralph Weymouth left Guadalcanal he returned to the United States. He was flown to Noumea where he boarded the SS...
Harry Carlson stayed with his crew for the remainder of the war. The crew came from a wide range of states and...
Robert Fisch met with outstanding doctors but did not stay at the hospital they recommended. Instead, he became a...
Robert Liles contracted amoebic dysentery in China and was sent to a hospital in India. He flew back to his base in a...
Allen Pedersen and his company [Annotator's Note: 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] were recovering American tanks and...
Paul Bosworth was sent to Flagstaff, Arizona for training. He started shooting up all of the beautiful cactuses there....
As far as the war was concerned, Arthur Davis claimed, working for the Bureau of Ships was his big adventure. It was a...
Henry A. Tacket began training at Treasure Island in San Francisco for his assignment to a new destroyer. That was...
John Laborde was assigned to General MacArthur's [Annotator's Note: US Army General Douglas MacArthur] advance echelon...
Everybody knew what they were building there. Hans Courant was at Alamogordo for the bomb test since he had built some...
Donald Lindquist, of the US Merchant Marine, was likely in Ulithi or the Philippines, when the United States dropped...
Charles T. Edwards is disappointed in that air travel should be faster than the speeds they are flying now. Edwards...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. said his ship was anchored off Enewetak Atoll when the atomic bomb was being tested. Their ship was...
Rollins Rosenzweig and his fellow Navy airmen were told ahead of the attack that they would be going to the South China...
As the war progressed, the air support was hit and miss for Jack Buckner and the other bomber crews [Annotator's Note:...

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