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Fernando Serna had several close calls during the war. Assigned to Corregidor Island in the Philippines, he got out of...
Norris Gwin was based on Midway Island in early January 1944. His squadron [Annotator's Note: Marine Scout Bombing...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
After surviving a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] flight that arrived in Hawaii on...
Anthony Varuso thought highly of the natives on the island of New Guinea. Even though their clothing was minimal, they...
Francis Dymnicki would wake up very early in the morning to prepare for a bombing mission. Daylight hours in England...
Melvin L. Baker was born in November 1919 in Marysville which is near his current home in Summerdale, Pennsylvania. He...
When Cleveland Peterson arrived in India there was a culture shock. There was also a physical shock as many of the men...
Ralph Crump's ship returned to Colombo, Ceylon [Annotator's Note: present day Sri Lanka], then headed to Aden, Arabia,...
Henry Feldman and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division] moved...
Enrique Cervantes flew about 25 missions over Europe. Although he classified those missions as uneventful, they were...
For most of George Beaugh's missions his crew would fly at 25,000 to 27,000 feet. On one mission they flew at 32,000...
Lloyd Guillory had two eventful missions he would never forget. On a mission before he reached Ie-Shima, Guillory flew...
Harry Carlson does not recall his first mission target. The B-29s [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very...
Francis Dymnicki does not remember his first mission. He flew missions over France in preparation for D-Day [Annotator'...
Harold Buell and his fellow "Cactus Airforce" pilots searched the Slot for enemy ships. The enemy had Zero [Annotator's...
Theodore Finkbeiner [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] received the Silver Star, Bronze Star with an arrowhead and the Purple Heart...
Alonzo Emerson recaps a typical mission he flew as a B-25 Mitchell [Annotator's Note: North American B-25 Mitchell...
Frank Kubiak admired the ship's skipper, Commander McCorkle [Annotator's Note: US Navy Lieutenant Commander Francis...
Following the end of the war, Patrick Russell flew in other carrier squadrons [Annotator's Note: after Composite...
Louis Frydman was removed from the Warsaw ghetto. A train took the surviving ghetto uprising participants to Majdanek...
John Morrow does not really remember his first mission as a radio operator on a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Jack Lengsfield says that although he thought about the moral implications of bombing cities, he had no qualms and...
Thomas Ard Sylvest landed on Iwo Jima, Japan shortly after the United States had secured the island. His squadron [...
Lawrence John Lejeune graduated from Merchant Marine training in Saint Petersburg, Florida in May 1944 then was shipped...
Edward Bale spent the first night on Tarawa sleeping next to a disabled LVT [Annotator's Note: Landing Vehicle, Tracked...
Herbert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in nine...
Rollins Rosenzweig was part of the aircraft carrier naval air cover for the invasion of Iwo Jima. [Annotator's Note:...
Francis Hurd's unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 291st Engineer Combat Battalion] was responsible for keeping the...
Around the time Paul Dietzel flew his first mission, General Curtis LeMay had gone to the Pacific to take over the 20th...
Alex Lopez remembers having a difficult time when he was in Czechoslovakia. His unit [Annotator's Note: the 314th...
Reva Kibort and other inmates were gathered up again and put into boxcars [Annotator's Note: the inmates were forced to...
Archie Maltbie’s first mission from England was against a French railroad bridge. Several pilots missed the bridge but...
Jack Sanders took off unusually early on the day of the Normandy invasion [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944]. It was...
Frank Golemi flew a C-47 [Annotator's Note: Douglas C-47 Skytrain cargo aircraft] from Texas to Marrakesh, Morocco....

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