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Howard Anderson soon found out General LeMay [Annotator's Note: US Army Air Forces Major General, later United States...
Most of Nick Cristiano's bombing missions started in the evening. He would call the meal before leaving "the last...
[Annotator's Note: No mention is made here of the mission being described, however, from later interviews and the...
[Annotator's Note: Audio is not good throughout this clip.] Marvin Raymond Graham had no expectations of what flight...
Joseph Geary's baptism by fire was by flak [Annotator's Note: antiaircraft artillery fire]. He realized that the bursts...
[Annotator's Note: There is a break in tape then the interview begins mid-sentence.] Warren Nolan went aboard the USS...
When Henry Schaller arrived at his base in Italy and saw the airplanes, he cried. He could not believe they actually...
A mission to Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin, Germany] is the one that stands out in Daniel Samuelson's mind the most...
Monroe Scherer was shipped out to California where he visited some relatives and friends. He then went by troop ship to...
Donald Dean Paynter attended basic training in Houston, Texas. He just remembers it being physical and he got a lot of...
Wallace Yip, Sr. did his basic training at Camp Claiborne in Alexandria [Annotator's Note: Camp Claiborne, Rapides...
Earl Dean Browning holds up a book that he put together after he came home from the service [Annotator's Note: in...
During the surrender, James Bollich destroyed his weapons and threw them into the water. When he was falling back, he...
Harold Bergbower was on Clark Field in the Philippines on 8 December [Annotator's Note: 8 December 1941] when the...
While in Germany, Byron Herbert Meader and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 271st Infantry Regiment,...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Johannes Aalders if he watched the Battle of Arnhem, part of Operation Market...
Harold Hauberg [Annotator's Note: with Company D, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division] landed...
When James Bollich was evacuated to the Bataan Peninsula [Annotator's Note: Bataan Peninsula, Luzon, Philippines], he...
Ben Steele knew things were getting tense when he was sent overseas. When he got to Hawaii, he received orders to go to...
Glenn Frazier was responsible for delivering ammunition to the Philippine Army at the front lines after the invasion of...
Lloyd Dendy was in the advance party [Annotator's Note: of the 12th Defense Battalion] on the first day at Cape...
Peter Newberg saw a blonde man close to him and it turned out to be his friend. He was an electrician 3rd Class on the...
Otis Kight participated in the Battle of Coral Sea [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Coral Sea, 4 to 8 May 1942]. Few...
On the 8th [Annotator's Note: 8 May 1942, the second day of the Battle of Coral Sea], Norman Sterrie knew it was going...
Norman Sterrie participated in the Battle of Coral Sea on 7 and 8 May. [Annotator's Note: 7 and 8 May 1942. Sterrie was...
Already in the Philippines when Pearl Harbor was attacked, Ralph Griffith was ordered to his wartime position on...
In August 1942, Bill Norberg knew that the Marines had landed on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal, Solomon...
The worst duty for Vernon Micheel was on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands as a Douglas SBD...
Norman Johnson recalls moving through France and into Germany and how many of the people stood down and surrendered as...
Francis Borrell found out Doolittle [Annotator's Note: USAAF then USAF General James Dolittle] wanted an airfield on...
[Annotator's Note: Meda Royce Hall is difficult to understand throughout this segment.] Hall and his squadron [...
Robert Freligh’s crewman Sam Plonski was from the Boston area, and Peter Sanchez from the Chicago area. He always flew...
Jack Taylor participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. His air group from the USS Essex (CV-9) was tasked with attacking...
While in Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii] after the battle [Annotator's Note: [Annotator’s Note:...
Gene Alair was assigned to a Transport Division Staff, CTD8, as a flag secretary and navigator aboard the USS Astoria (...
Otis Kight's squadron, VF-42 [Annotator's Note: Fighting Squadron 42 (VF-42), USS Yorktown (CV-5)] had the bulk of the...

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