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The Americans had very qualified airplanes in the P-51 and P-47. He remembered that the P-47 could keep a higher speed...
The Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-10)] was gone when Feightner arrived at Pearl Harbor so he went down...
[Annotators Note: Richard Cole served in the USAAF as a pilot flying B-25 Mitchell medium with the 17th Bombardment...
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a radioman and rifleman in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] They...
Clarence Anderson describes how the P-51 Mustang [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] came...
Clinton Gardner went back to England and stayed in the field hospital. He had an operation using skin from his leg to...
An average escort mission would last for 5 to 6 hours but some lasted 7 hours or more. That was a long time to be in a...
A few minutes after 7:00 [Annotator's Note: 7:00 a.m., 7 December 1941] one of the plotters made some entries on the...
There was a problem with some of the arming switches in the Bombing 3 [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 3] bombers....
In Africa they were out in the desert were the French Foreign Legion was training and were headquartered. They worked...
[Annotators Note: John Vessey served in the army as the First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,...
Dupuy flew air support for the Marines who were landing on Tinian [Annotator’s Note: July 1944]. The invasion took...
Richard Greer experienced some bayonet fighting during the Battle for Henderson Field but more so at Point Cruz. They...
Years ago Delewski did an interview for National Geographic. He accompanied his commanding officer Captain Becton [...
Theodore Van Kirk was the group navigator for the 509th Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 509th Composite Group]....
Baptiste had a janitorial service. One of his clients was a doctor who stayed on Corregidor [Annotator's Note:...
As a child in Dayton, Ohio Richard Cole was only a half hour bike ride from McCook Army Airfield where he would go to...
A typical mission for John Luckadoo started by him being woken up between three and half past three in the morning,...
Arthur Jackson was in the hospital in Noumea, New Caledonia for three or four weeks before being shipped back to the...
On 1 September 1942 Tyler was transferred to the 44th [Annotator's Note: 44th Fighter Squadron] at Bellows Field as...
They moved on and Schmedemann ended the war in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia with the Fifth Corps. Pilsen was undamaged so...
The ship went into the Atlantic. Vejtasa's ship met up with the Ranger, CV-4 [Annotator's Note: USS Ranger (CV-4)]....
Theodore Van Kirk remembers what he was told about the bomb. All they knew was they had to get away from the area as...
[Annotators Note: Dr. Roscoe Brown served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
On the 16th [Annotator’s Note: 16 May 1945 on Okinawa] Bailey moved out but got pinned down again and took cover in...
[Annotators Note: Henry Bourgeois served in the US Marine Corps as a pilot flying F4U Corsairs with Marine Fighting...
On trip after the winter weather started to move in, they were briefed to a 50 knot head wind. They were in formation....
Alexander Vraciu lost his wing man, Brockmeyer [Annotators Note: US Navy Ensign Homer Brockmeyer], out over the...
Rankin got two confirmed, one probable, and one "damaged" during a fight on 15 March [Annotator’s Note: 1944]. All of...
When Steve Pisanos was in Vietnam he was to drop weapons and food to a convoy that was lost in the jungle. He got close...
When he was still 100 miles out from his carrier [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6) ], the primitive radar in his...
In March or April [Annotator's Note: March or April 1942] an American submarine followed a Japanese convoy into...
One of Hannan's most vivid memories from his action during the Battle of the Bulge was the care that their medics gave...
There were a lot of cases where there were no NCOs [Annotator's Note: Non Commissioned Officers].Chaisson says jokingly...
When John Luckadoo was on his bomb run [Annotators Note: during the 8 October 1943 mission to Bremen] it was terribly...
Baldwin didn't have much to do with Capt. Fritts, but he liked him alright. Fritts knew he was a Captain, knew he was...

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