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Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash [Annotator's Note: Donald...
Richard O'Hara and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 18th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion] saw very little action. When...
Robert Bueker flew 23 missions [Annotator's Note: with the 454th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force]. [Annotator's Note...
[Annotator's Note: Dr. Roscoe Brown served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
Arriving in October 1944, Aubrey Bradley was assigned to the 401st Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 613th...
Ryan O'Brien returned to his same crew after being hospitalized for an injury in a crash. His 35th mission was his last...
Archibald Higgins was in the Palau Islands with the mission of keeping those islands neutralized and flying missions to...
Donald Hoff [Annotator's Note: a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers in Scouting...
Donald Hoff [Annotator's Note: a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers in Scouting...
Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
Donald W. Bertino fired his 90mm [Annotator's Note: 90mm antiaircraft gun] first in Dinant, Belgium. It was a hurry up...
During a mission, Walter Bala's plane was hit over the target. A shell came through the plane and knocked out his...
In England, Darrell Welch worked with the British. They told them the enemy was tough. The British had gotten Spitfires...
John Sacks' first mission was to Bremen, Germany to hit an oil refinery in that city. When they got over the target the...
Thomas W. Gillette moved from Bath, Maine to Hawaii [Annotator's Note: in 1940 to live with his sister, Lydia Grant...
Palermo, Messina and Sicily [Annotator's Note: all in Italy] were very severe targets for Jack Buckner due to the...
Howard Robert Charles was inducted into the Marine Corps [Annotator's Note: in June 1940] in San Diego [Annotator's...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded over the city on...
When Orville Carroll arrived at Northwest Field on Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands], the Marines had...
Erna Deiglmayr worked at a fish mine [Annotator's Note: a type of fish market and processing place] for several months...
George Allen was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska to train on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers with Combat...
Floyd Horne says the B-26 [Annotator's Note: Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber] was a very tough airplane. He recalls...
Harry George Paege, Junior went to Aachen [Annotator's Note: Aachen, Germany, with Company A, 1st Battalion, 415th...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
James Odom was excited to travel into the unknown, leaving home on a Greyhound bus bound for Dallas, then taking his...
John Angier first met his crew in the spring of 1944 and then went overseas in a brand-new, shiny, silver B-17 [...
[Annotator's Note: William Nesser was in training aboard a commercial transport vessel when the Japanese attacked Pearl...
When James Morehead arrived at Broom, Australia, the little airfield where they landed didn't have modern pumping...
In February 1945, Salvador Guercia's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Sandoval (APA-194)] transported Marines to Saipan [...
The engines of the USS Perch (SS-176) were put back together, and Robert Lents said that the morning after the attack...
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
Charles Wesley Borders moved to Biak [Annotator's Note: Biak, Western New Guinea], then Halmahera [Annotator's Note:...
Joyce Leblanc said she usually went to school as normal. The teachers came to a point where they wouldn't even...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
The beach was already taken when Ubert Labat went into Normandy [Annotator's Note: Normandy, France] two days after the...
John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...

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