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Lisle Neher was flabbergasted when he first saw the B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber...
Robert Swan saw a carrier the first day [Annotator's Note: on 3 June 1942, the first day of the Battle of Midway] but...
[Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody served in the Navy as a pilot flying Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers with Bombing...
George Joseph Bertucci and the USS Mississippi (BB-41) participated in the Battle of Surigao Strait. The new and more...
When the break though in the Bulge came [Annotator's Note: the beginning of the German Ardennes Offensive, also...
Cleveland Peterson was aboard the SS Johnson when he heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. They had been...
[Annotator's Note: Henry Bourgeois served in the USMC as a pilot flying Vought F4U Corsair fighter aircraft with Marine...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served in the navy as a TBM Avenger pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT-13, flying from...
Edward Bale operated the M4 Medium Tank [Annotator's Note: also known as the Sherman] during World War 2 except when he...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow joined the RAND Corporation in 1948. [Annotator's Note: RAND is the abbreviation for Research and...
[Annotator's Note: Sumner Whitten served in the USMC as a pilot flying Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator dive bomber with Marine...
Jack Leaming and the USS Enterprise (CV-6)'s Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) received SBDs [Annotator's Note: Douglas SBD...
James Kemp McLaughlin could see the German fighters approaching. The Germans liked to attack from the front and when...
John H. Price, Jr.'s company [Annotator's Note: Company B, 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion] was comprised of three...
Sidney Philips remembers the trip overseas as sitting around the boat chewing fingernails. Life aboard a troopship is...
Russell Gackenbach had no idea where Tinian was located when he arrived there. He only knew it was close to Japan. At...
Ira Schilling and the 6th Marine Regiment travelled from New Zealand to Guadalcanal on a hot and crowded military...
Russell Gackenbach heard rumors that his 393rd Bomb Squadron was going to move. The rumors were confirmed. [Annotator's...
Robert Dickinson's training took place on one of the old S-boats. [Annotator's Note: The United States' S-class...
After George Griffenhagen's unit [Annotator's Note: Griffenhagen arrived in England as a member of Company E, 20th...
Billy Grieves made 11 runs on the submarine Thresher [Annotator's Note: USS Thresher (SS-200)]. He left the Thresher...
Before that, while instructing in SB2As [Annotator's Note: Brewster SB2A Buccaneer light scout bomber], Clayton Fisher...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Dietzel served in the USAAF as a copilot on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in the...
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
The Battle of the Philippine Sea was the end of Jack Glass' combat tour. They finished up the Marianas operation then...
They [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] started on their way to Paris but...
Martin Sklar could tell upon meeting him that Walt Disney was the man in charge. He made his goals clear and never left...
Robert Gurr learned a lot from Walt Disney. Perhaps the most significant thing that Disney taught him was to have a...
The first couple times Arthur Killam was depth charged it was a little hairy but he does not recall getting too upset...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow did not have firsthand knowledge of the feelings of the local population toward the war effort. He...
Richard Witaker recognizes the valuable role played by the American home front in winning the war. Without the...
Olin Tisdale went back to the Pacific to help train a new fighter squadron on F8Fs [Annotator's Note: Grumann F8F...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Swan was a pilot and navigator in Navy Patrol Squadron 44 (VP-44). He was the navigator and...
Lowell Brueland named his Mustang [Annotator’s Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] after his half-...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow introduced his ideas on the efficiency of competitive economies and the government should rely on...

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