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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...
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...
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...
Jones' group would fly patrols up and down he coast out of McCord. He liked that flying because there were no controls...
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...
Hershel Williams was sent to the capitol city of Charleston [Annotator's Note: Charleston, South Carolina] and from...
It was only a storm that allowed the Enterprise [Annotators Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6)] to not be in Pearl Harbor...
Rackley was sent to Kearney, Nebraska for reassignment where he was given the keys to a brand new B-17 [Annotator’s...
Clayton Kelly Gross should have been on the first combat mission, but when it happened he was in the hospital with a...
Lawrence Johnston had been working on the radar project at MIT [Annotators Note: Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
Clarence Anderson felt for his wife having to see her husband and son both going off to war during the Vietnam War....
Leahr was shipped overseas in early 1944. He had graduated in Class 43-G [Annotator's Note: Class 43-G graduated in...
Stalag Luft was for airmen only. Luft is the German word for air. There were 8000 or 10000 of them there. There were...
Tyler was 27 or 28 when he went to Hawaii. Hawaii was a pleasant place. There were alerts but Tyler never heard about...
Richard Duchossois and the 610th Tank Destroyer Battalion were attached to the 80th Infantry Division at the time of...
During the initial attack Rogers was in the bushes away from the air field and could see them fly over. That was around...
For Charles Bishop, submarine school was pretty intense. The course lasted three months during which the class spent a...
Steve Pisanos got his private pilot’s license. He studied from a booklet he had picked up while visiting a Greek Air...
Delewski took part in the Normandy operation. That was the first time the Laffey saw action. He was put in charge of...

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