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The B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bomber crews typically did not fly every day;...
Walter Ram and his fellow crewmates had to wait for another airplane before continuing their bombing missions. A female...
Russell Gackenbach was a member in one of the 15 crews officially assigned to the 509th, 393rd Bomb Squad [Annotator's...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the Army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Once the Americans had broken through St. Lo, Robert Gorman and the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th Field Artillery...
Murphy Burke had been gone for two years when he got his first leave in April 1945. While overseas he had stayed in...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
Robert Swan and three other guys in his squadron [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 44 (VP-44)] rented a house. Each...
Charles Davis has many observations about the number 13, which he considers lucky nowadays. Davis described the evening...
Harry Watson went to Newport, Rhode Island [Annotator's Note: for Navy boot camp training], and couldn't understand why...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Roger Shaw made a big mistake in his first opportunity as a ship's captain. He was assigned to an Army transport and...
John Angier went to Maxwell Field [Annotator's Note: now Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama] for...
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...
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...
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...
Arturo Camacho remembers going down to the docks, and coming away with a canteen full of brown sugar that had been...
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...
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...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...

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