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Clayton Kelly Gross does not recall if the Messerschmitt he shot down off of the B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Walter Ram went through basic training for the Army. He was discharged after a year in the Army. When the Japanese...
Bruno S. Rinas discussed joining the service with a younger brother. He joined the military in 1940 at Fort Snelling [...
Russell Gackenbach had his Army Air Forces basic training in Florida. There were not enough uniforms for the recruits...
Timothy Mahoney wanted to join the Navy because a friend of his was in the Navy. His father told him to wait until he...
Elmore Ruck went to ground school in Santa Anna, California. It involved training in navigation and aircraft...
Stanley Jack Birnbaum was born in March 1923 in New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York]. He attended Queens...
The Army Air Corps had so many people in the system that they had to figure out what to do with them so they created...
In Charlotte, North Carolina, Harold Shook was "just a junior birdman," and at the start of his time there witnessed a...
Catherine Long had boot training in the Navy. Her parents had no objection to her joining the service. Her father was...
John Angier had trained in the Boeing B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] Pathfinder,...
Robert Fulton had been brought to Japan to be interrogated by the Japanese Navy general staff in a camp called Ōfuna....
Bryce Jordan was discharged from active duty in the US Air Force in 1954 and returned to the Air National Guard....
Thomas Murphy was drafted into the Army on 8 June [Annotators Note: 8 June 1944]. His father had worked as the...
Theodore Robert Tanner flew six missions in a P-40 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft], but never...
After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
Odell Vaughn was wounded near Pisa, Italy. He went to assist a wounded man in a minefield. Four men near him...
When the war ended, George R. Bolin's father [Annotator's Note: Lodwick Timothy "LT" Bolin] moved his office to Clinton...
Joseph Daquarna and the USS Fulton (AS-11) went to Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands to participate in the atomic...
Initially, Alfred Taddeo lost contact with his fellow flyers after their short stint together on the team [Annotator's...
Charles Kneflin had never seen anything like the B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber]....
Jones Quincy Adams, Jr. was sent to Santa Ana, California for classification [Annotator's Note: after completing pre-...
In addition to class learning, such as communication and radio navigation, Maynard David and the other cadets learned...
Freeman Dyson's friend Michael Laughlin [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling] had been his roommate prior to going...
Some of the primary targets Robert Whitcomb hit were marshalling yards, research facilities, and factories. They made...
Mason Brownell Fitch determined that radar was very important when flying missions into Japan. The terrain was much...
Early on 24 March [Annotator's Note: 24 March 1945], Jack Lengsfield was called into a briefing on what was to be the...
Irwin Stovroff was based in Shipdham Airfield outside of Norwich, England. Norwich was the central point for many of...
John W. Towle flew his first missions over flying bomb sights in France. [Annotator's Note: The V-1 rocket bomb and V-2...
Antonio C. Rodriquez flew towards the latter part of the war when few Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note: the German Air Force...
John Paul and his aircrew arrived in England in January 1944. [Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Paul if he flew...
[Annotator's Note: There is a break in the video then the video starts while Alfred Pierse Murphy is mid-sentence.] He...
Bombing Japan was a joint effort, according to Donald F. Goyette. He remembers loading bombs onto his squadron's [...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. remembers the mission flown to Vienna [Annotator's Note: Vienna, Austria]. Although the 8th...
Robert Brown left for boot camp in February 1943. He went to Fort MacArthur [Annotator's Note: Fort MacArthur,...

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