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Keema had flown back to back to back missions on eight, nine, and ten [Annotator’s Note: 8, 9, and 10 October 1943]....
When Clayton Kelly Gross returned to his unit after his 30 day leave, they were flying the Mustang and he flew it long...
On Tarawa there were Japanese bunkers everywhere. They were right on the other side of the wall. They had firing ports...
Schmedemann felt that the enemy they encountered [Annotator’s Note: during the Battle of the Bulge] were far superior...
David Dennis took basic training with an 03 rifle [Annotators Note: Springfield Model 1903 .30 caliber rifle]. They had...
Henderson's outfit was hit by enemy fighters pretty heavy on one mission. His plane was not hit. It was a long mission...
Schmedemann doesn't exactly remember where the cannon company [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 38th Infantry Regiment...
The Laffey was in a rough state. She had been hit a number of times from a number of direction. Everything from the...
Vejtasa doesn't know of anyone being lost during the attack. The farther away they got from the scene, the worse the...
On his first tour, Feightner was officially credited with 4 kills but he knows he shot down 12. Feightner shot down 31...
John Keema’s crew was forced to abort and did not fly the Schweinfurt mission. Münster was Keema’s fifteenth mission...
When Norman Kleiss returned he saw a carrier dead in the water. When he checked his YE-ZB he knew he still had a little...
To Dr. Roscoe Brown, strafing missions were more dangerous than bomber escort missions because they [Annotator's Note:...
Walter Halloran returned to Fort Huachuca in Arizona with his wife and child [Annotator’s Note: this was following his...
Cleveland Peterson landed in Karachi, India. There was a British airbase with a huge dirigible hanger. The P-40s [...
Henry Bourgeois' first air to air combat was over Bougainville. When the dive bombers went into their dive, the entire...
Robert Swift is a big fan of the Indianapolis 500 which relates to his time in the military. Every year at the 500...
The camouflage design patterns and color schemes differed between the Atlantic and Pacific, depending on prevailing...
John Nicholas was a Seaman 2nd Class deck hand when he went aboard the Gayety [Annotator's Note: USS Gayety (AM-239)]....
On 13 September 1944 John Sacks flew a mission to bomb an I.G. Farben refinery manufacturing synthetic fuel. The plant...
Winfield Zerphey and the crew of his Consolidated PB4Y [Annotator's Note: the PB4Y was the US Navy variant of the...
Gus Gikas and his unit spent six weeks in North Africa, mainly in training exercises simulating shipboard problems that...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Harlan Twible to describe the USS Indianapolis (CA-...
The first plane Dr. Roscoe Brown shot down was a Me-262 [Annotator's Note: German Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter...
Fred Bronfin was sent back [Annotator's Note: back to the United States] for more radar training and teaching at Saint...
Although trained in the PB-2A pursuit aircraft, John Alison was glad he did not have to go to war in it. Communication...
Emil Schoonejans volunteered for submarine duty on 11 February 1943 and was called up a week later. He did not have a...
James Weller volunteered at The National WWII Museum. The Museum keeps the public aware of the sacrifices made by the...
Francis Higgins became employed as an experimental test engineer at the Higgins Engine Company. They manufactured 200...
Following his duty at McConnell Airbase in Wichita, Kansas, Enrique Cervantes was assigned to test aircraft in the...
Marigold McNeely went to London when she was afforded a long weekend leave. They liked the American canteens because...
Isabella Karle heard on the radio that the atom bomb had been dropped. At first she was amazed that it actually worked...
Wendell Woodall was in the 19th Bomb Group [Annotator's Note: 19th Bombardment Group] which initially took off from...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Baile served in the USAAF as a flight engineer on B-29 bombers in the 9th Bombardment Group...
Lisle Neher was flabbergasted when he first saw the B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber...
Robert Swan saw a carrier the first day [Annotator's Note: on 3 June 1942, the first day of the Battle of Midway] but...

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