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Tom Quigley remembers how after the war ended, they were able to drive with the lights on their cars turned on. On his...
Robert Murphy served in Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment during World War II. He was a pathfinder and had...
Schmedemann was born in Junction City, Kansas where he grew up and attended high school. He went to Kansas State...
[Annotators Note: Donald Hoff served in the navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on SBD Dauntless dive bombers...
The Laffey [Annotator's Note: US Navy destroyer USS Laffey, DD-724] had new radar and sonar equipment and that put the...
Vejtasa and the interviewer are getting acquainted and set out how the interview will be conducted. The interviewer...
Rall was an Army cadet and after the war school, kriegschule, in Dresden he was promoted to a first lieutenant. He had...
Clayton Kelly Gross was born in Walla Walla, Washington, a town so pretty they named it twice. Gross remarks it is...
Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash who held the two mile...
John Luckadoo had no regrets about returning to the United States after completing his 25 combat missions. The brass...
1 morning the prisoners were called out. They were usually called out every morning so the Japanese could do a head...
When Feightner pulled up at the end of the runway he was hit again. His F6F [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F "Hellcat"...
While escorting bombers Clarence Anderson was leading his flight to the front of the bomber formation when he noticed a...
The next morning Alexander Vraciu and the other guerillas headed north up the national highway. They took a bugler and...
Freddie Ohr found out it was that bullet that ricocheted off his helmet and went into the cushion. His leader made a...
[Annotators Note: Donald Hoff served in the navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on SBD Dauntless dive bombers...
One of Clarence Anderson's men came across a German pilot shooting at men in parachutes. He shot the German down and...
During one of his trips back to the United States Alexander Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero [...
Freddie Ohr came running out of the wave and he did not see the boat anymore. He made two or three passes that low....
[Annotator’s Note: This segment was a time code drop from the beginning of the second tape.] Joseph Armanini discusses...
[Annotators Note: Clarence Anderson served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot flying P-51 Mustangs with the 363rd Fighter...
Freddie Ohr went from Corsica Italy to Medina, Italy. They flew out of there on a short steel runway. They flew all of...
In late April 1944 they were put on special alert. They were put on trucks and were taken through Southampton to an...
Lawrence Johnston was already a junior by the time he got to Berkeley. One of his physics professors was Louis Alvarez...
Phoutrides took part in the Normandy invasion. He knew what was happening but couldn't understand the enormity of the...
Richard Duchossois knew his unit was going to be a tank destroyer unit. None of the men in the battalion had ever even...
After he ate breakfast Rogers went up to the radio system that was set up on the apron at the airport. They moved the...
Rankin left McChord Field on 14 July 1942 and arrived in Santa Ana, California in 15 July 1942 for preflight training....
They proceeded to Samar to the repair base. The boats had already begun to be renovated because they had been assigned...
Life aboard ship was just something Charles Bishop and his fellow sailors adjusted to. They worked four hours on and...
Robert Rosendahl’s squadron was stationed at a gunnery school at a small airstrip when the on the west coast of Luzon....
Jones' group would fly patrols up and down he coast out of McCord. He liked that flying because there were no controls...
Whitten was admitted to the training program as a PFC. When it was discovered that he had a college education he was...
Richard Candelaria credits the 8th Air Force for never having been turned back on a mission by enemy action. Enemy...
John Keema’s preflight training was essentially basic training and consisted of a lot of classroom work, marching, PT [...
Oscar Johnson went to Kingman, Arizona for gunnery school and then to Lincoln, Nebraska to assemble the crew. From...

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