Aerial bombardment

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Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalls getting to England and the bombing going on from there. They were assigned to the 9th Air...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast he went to the...
Robert Freligh’s crewman Sam Plonski was from the Boston area, and Peter Sanchez from the Chicago area. He always flew...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]When they...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
To Charles Fitts, Jr., actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
Francis Dymnicki would wake up very early in the morning to prepare for a bombing mission. Daylight hours in England...
Francis Dymnicki does not remember his first mission. He flew missions over France in preparation for D-Day [Annotator'...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] received the Silver Star, Bronze Star with an arrowhead and the Purple Heart...
Jack Sanders took off unusually early on the day of the Normandy invasion [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944]. It was...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Herbert Heilbrun went through the cadets with Lyle Pearson. On 29 December, Heilbrun lost track of Pearson who was...
Robert Freligh probably decided to join the navy because his brother was in the army and there was most likely some...
[Annotators note. Heilbrun is showing a photograph of Lyle Pearson and himself to the interviewer]. Herbert Heilbrun...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT13,...
Anthony Acevedo was picked to be part of a group of 350 Jewish and other undesirables being sent to Berga in the Ulster...
The 20th Engineers was the first unit to go into Bizerte. George Griffenhagen and his fellow engineers spent the first...
Francis Dymnicki flew missions from France against Germany. There were few days off because of the perilous times. When...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had another pilot for a few missions because the pilot was on leave. Fitzroy [Annotator's...
Monty Joe Boitnott was supposed to deploy to Scotland on the Mariposa but the ship caught on fire while it was being...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Wayne Pierce returned to England after Normandy. The regiment stayed there until September when the paratroopers...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
Joseph LaNier had no training or explanation concerning how to perform as a Seabee [Annotator’s Note: Seabee is a twist...
James Weller landed in North Africa on 9 November 1942 while the Vichy French were still in combat with the Americans...
Eventually the German fire lifted, and Darold Rice and his men moved on. They later caught a German convoy at a bridge...
When Grant went out for his operation, he and the guard rode a streetcar into town then boarded another one that took...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...

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