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Roger Shaw made a big mistake in his first opportunity as a ship's captain. He was assigned to an Army transport and...
Learning how to fly was quite a job for Bud Loring. He had never flown before in his life. They had civilian...
John Angier went to Maxwell Field [Annotator's Note: now Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama] for...
Bryce Jordan went on active duty in February 1943, and took a train from Chicago, Illinois to Sheppard Field, Texas [...
Revis Haslett flew the Hump [Annotator's Note: the nickname given to the stretch of the Himalayas that American pilots...
Charles McGee liked the P-51 [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] because it had more speed...
When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work and activity was based around survival. The men would improve...
Clyde East experienced a slow training program after entry into the Canadian Air Force. He was in flying school during...
In James Lovell’s book [Annotator's Note: Lovell authored and co-authored multiple books and does not indicate which...
George Hardy flew out of Ramitelli [Annotator's Note: Ramitelli, Italy]. They would take off to the east, out over the...
George Hardy retired from the Air Force in 1971. He did fly in Vietnam. The AC-119 [Annotator's Note: Fairchild C-119...
During the two years Robert Liles was in China the supply situation improved a little. They were able to get more...
John Alison flew with Tex Hill [Annotator's Note: later Brigadier General David Lee Hill, known as Tex to friends and...
[Annotator's Note: David Oreck served in the US Army Air Forces as a navigator on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress very...
Louis Frydman reached the border between France and Germany after being in Auschwitz. [Annotator's Note: Frydman had...
[Annotator's Note: US Navy Rear Admiral James D. "Jig Dog" Ramage, commanded Bombing Squadron 10 (VB-10), a scout-...
Harold Lightell entered France right after the D-Day invasion with the 79th Infantry Division. The 79th was under...
James Lovell had a girlfriend of seven years, whom he married just hours after graduating from Annapolis [Annotator's...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks historian George Will about the Four Freedoms speech, the 1941 State of the...
Robert Hammond's medical training was in suturing, and one of his major challenges on Guam occurred when there were no...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking George Wichterich about the hedgerow fighting in...
Arthur Jackson was in the hospital in Noumea, New Caledonia for three or four weeks before being shipped back to the...
The two years of college at Carnegie Institute of Technology was helpful to Joseph Linett and the Navy. Radar was the...
When he returned to the United States, Dracos Burke joined the 43rd Bomb Wing [Annotator's Note: 43rd Bombardment Wing...
Arturo Camacho remembers going down to the docks, and coming away with a canteen full of brown sugar that had been...
Recounting the story behind his call sign, James Lovell said that while undergoing desert survival training near Reno,...
John Morrow was very angry about the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor so he joined the Army. It was a done deal...
Lewis Guidry crossed the Rhine River near the Remagen Bridge [Annotator's Note: the Ludendorff Bridge in the city of...
Basil Woolf experienced the buzz bomb [Annotator's Note: German V-1 rocket bomb] attacks perpetrated by Germany on...
When he signed up for the Marines, Louis Massengale was on his way to Montford Point, North Carolina within two days....
Richard Bennett described the PT-470 as being armed with a thunderbolt, which is a 37mm and a 20mm cannon mounted...
Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...
Jack Leaming arrived in Tokyo after the Japanese surrender and was put aboard a hospital ship. They were stripped naked...
After some time in Melbourne, Edmund Durocher and the other Marines [Annotator's Note: of the 1st Marine Division] were...
David Oreck was not part of the CCC [Annotator's Note: Civilian Conservation Corps] program as he was too young, but he...
Robert Liles attributes his success as a fighter pilot to the leadership he had in China from the general [Annotator's...

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