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[Annotator's Note: Wendall Woodall served in the US Army Air Forces as a blister gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress...
Tony Schneider begins by discussing that the crew aboard USS Enterprise (CV-6) wanted to "get back" at the Japanese...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Fred Bergeron saw three carriers as well as battle ships, cruisers and destroyers spread out over a very wide area. The...
Around the second week of September [Annotator's Note: September 1944], Milton Moxon and the 94th Infantry Division...
Ralph Weymouth was aboard the Saratoga [Annotator's Note: USS Saratoga (CV-3)] in San Diego when he learned of the...
Anton Jaber went ashore [Annotator's Note: across Omaha Beach, Normandy, France] around 13 July 1944. He went to an...
The worst part of the mission to Bremen for George Roberts was the fighters. Roberts operated his gun from the radio...
When Donald Hoff's plane went into its dive, it did not last long. At 250 miles per hour the dive goes by quick. When...
John Morrow was a radio operator on a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] based in...
Malcolm Johnson was a civilian contractor for Morrison-Knudsen [Annotator’s Note: American civil engineering and...
Their [Annotator's Note: the 92nd Bombardment Group] first mission was in September [Annotator's Note: September 1942]...
George Hood flew bombing missions against Japanese residential sections of Tokyo. That was because the enemy had...
Max Finesmith went into the briefing for his first mission before four in the morning. The plan was to takeoff by 8:30...
Lloyd Reese was a bombardier on a B-24 for the 67th Bombardment Squadron, 44th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force. He and...
Robert Rans recalls that his first mission was to Messina, Sicily and he remembers being scared as he saw the wall of...
Robert Swan and three other guys in his squadron [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 44 (VP-44)] rented a house. Each...
First Lieutenant Lloyd Reese flew 11 missions as a bombardier on a B-24 for the 67th Bombardment Squadron, 44th...
Walter Ram arrived at his base in Bassingbourn, near London. His plane was part of the 94th Bombardment Group, 331st...
Herbert Heilbrun went through the cadets with Lyle Pearson. On 29 December [Annotator's Note: 29 December 1944],...
Douglas Harper said that after Pearl Harbor it was believed the Fifth Column had poisoned the water supply. [Annotator'...
Angus Lorenzen grew up in China and was very privileged. His family had ten servants, a large home and a country club...
Joseph Krause recalls that he didn't keep his flight log book up to date while he flew the requisite 30 missions to...
Nathan Taffel worked at a huge camp in Flossenburg, Germany. The camp included many different types of individuals...
Robert Whitcomb went overseas on a converted cruise liner. After arriving in Liverpool he was sent to Chelveston Air...
George Hardy's unit had one loss in training at Walterboro [Annotator's Note: Walterboro Army Air Field, South Carolina...
Archibald Higgins flew the four-engine B-24J [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24J Liberator heavy bomber]. It was a...
George Roberts and his crewmates knew ahead of time if they were flying the next day. On the night of 7 October [...
Robert Freligh probably decided to join the navy because his brother was in the army and there was most likely some...
George Hardy got news that he was going to Keesler [Annotator's Note: Keesler Field, now Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi...
Charles Brooks saw purple flak on his first combat mission off the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6...
Describing a typical mission as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] waist gunner, Oscar...
John Angier says that once the planes were settled on the bomb run, they could not change positions and the enemy knew...
[Annotator's Note: Herbert Heilbrun is showing a photograph of Lyle Pearson, a squadronmate of Heilbrun's, and himself...
Lisle Neher took part in all five of the fire bomb mission. On those missions they would fly between 300 feet and 700...
Dr. Roscoe Brown's first mission was to a target in Austria. All of the mission targets looked the same from 25,000...

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