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[Annotator's Note: Wilhelm Gehlen was a boy growing up in Viersen, Germany during World War 2. He was in the Jungvolk...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in combat...
After graduating from gunnery school, Robert Tyler Oakes was sent to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet his crew. They were...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Kneflin was a tail gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortressvery heavy bomber in the 53rd...
Mac Glenn Morris joined his squadron VMSB-236 [Annotator's Note: Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 236 (VMSB-236), in...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalls getting to England and the bombing going on from there. They were assigned to the 9th Air...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
Karl Friedrich "Charley” König [Annotator's Note: or Koenig] knew he was going to Africa [Annotator's Note: in March...
Burt Richard Sadler remained on the ship all night. The next day, he heard the anchor rise, and the ship went into the...
Raymond Bailey was on the mess deck washing cups when he felt the first shudder caused by the bomb hit [Annotator's...
Chester Brewer went to help a man build homes after the war. His former employer hired him back. He met his wife. He...
Edward Stone realized that the United States was not prepared for war when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened. He saw...
Around noon on 7 December 1941, James Shoemaker, his family, and friends were still hiding in the bomb shelter [...
Ewalt "Walt" Shatz fired the machine guns [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Patterson (DD-392)] for the first time...
James Thomas Womack's ship [Annotator's Note: USS St. Louis (CL-49)] was on patrol duty until they were able to get...
In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941],...
[Annotator's Note: William Nesser served aboard the SS Kalliopi in Russia where they loaded lumber for England.] They...
Kane [Annotator's Note: US Navy Commander William R. Kane] took over the squadron then took over as CAG [Annotator's...
Robert Leese was based on New Guinea [Annotator's Note: with the 822nd Bombardment Squadron, 38th Bombardment Group,...
From Townsville, Australia, Robert Leese went to Port Moresby, New Guinea, which was still occupied in the north by the...
As a member of a new P-47 [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft] fighter group [Annotator's...
James Oney was scared when bombs were falling [Annotator's Note: during air raids on Stirling Island, Treasury Islands...
The barracks were about two or three miles from the fields. Sometimes John Symons walked there. They had A, B, and C...
Basil Woolf was in London for some of the German bombing. He was home on leave and found his fiancé in an air raid...
The morning of 9 December 1941 was calm for the most part in Pasay, Luzon, Philippines. Curtis Brooks and his brother...
In June 1940, Mary Frances Dorothy Wood's school decided to evacuate from Kent, United Kingdom to Wales, United Kingdom...
The Hurtgen Forest was thick so they [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] didn...
After pilot training, Homer Myers got his commission. He went to Tampa, Florida and started his B-17 [Annotator's Note...
[Annotator's Note: Audio is not good throughout this clip.] When he was not on a mission, Marvin Raymond Graham would...
[Annotator's Note: There is a sound of a clock ticking in the background]. Chester Sharp and his crew [Annotator's Note...
Flying the B-47 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-47 Sratojet subsonic strategic bomber] was great, according to Joseph...
Rita Brandes has vivid memories of the bombing raids. Bremen [Annotator's Note: Bremen, Germany] was one of the three...
On 5 January 1945, Carl Beck and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry...
Frank Finklang recalls a mission where a plane in front of him was hit and the pilot bailed out but did not have time...
Robert Fisch met with outstanding doctors but did not stay at the hospital they recommended. Instead, he became a...
Recalling some of the highlights of his experiences, Harold Shook said it didn't look like the Luftwaffe [Annotator's...

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