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On 11 September 2001, Norman Mineta was having breakfast with the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium who was also that...
As a child, Elisabeth Bolster sat on her father's lap while Munich was being bombed by the Allies. She was comforted by...
In this segment, Jones remembers that while they didn’t know specifics about the atomic bomb, they knew something was...
John Poole was born in Mercy, Texas in 1923. The Great Depression represented hard times for Poole. His father had a...
John Angier had trained in the Boeing B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] Pathfinder,...
Louis Frydman was removed from the Warsaw ghetto. A train took the surviving ghetto uprising participants to Majdanek...
For Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa], D-Day was cold, damp and dark. H-hour was about 0630. Miksa and his...
Jack Sanders flew his first missions over Europe prior to 6 June [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944]. He flew his first...
Basil Woolf was born in Hackney in London, England in 1923. It was a nice place with large homes. The area is not so...
Calvin Moret was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 15 August 1925. His parents, Adolph, Sr. and Georgette had five boys...
Robert Rans was born in Chicago, Illinois in April 1921. Family life was mostly normal until the war started. He worked...
Trained as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bombardier, Dean Whittaker describes...
Lloyd Reese was a bombardier on a B-24 for the 67th Bombardment Squadron, 44th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force. He and...
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: David Oreck served in the US Army Air Forces as a navigator on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress very...
Upon reaching his 18th birthday in October, 1943, Warren Schmitt volunteered for the Army Air Corps. During his initial...
Having completed basic training in the Army Air Forces, Teddy Kirkpatrick was sent to aircraft mechanics school in...
A month after the Battle of the Bulge, Robert Mayes' unit [Annotator's Note: 12th Field Artillery Observation Battalion...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
From Saint-Marcouf, France, Reuben Weiner went to Cherbourg with the 2nd Infantry Division. His unit slept where they...
[Annotator's Note: Nolan Ruiz was from Louisiana and he had joined the Army Air Corps, where he was trained as a ball...
Norman Mineta joined his father in the insurance business after his military discharge. He was at Berkley University in...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk discusses a series of events that led to his crew being assigned to North Africa. The initial...
Robert Oplinger participated in several battles before Okinawa. It took three months for the United States for defeat...
Upon graduation from armorer's school in Colorado, Austin Hustead was assigned to the 81st Fighter Squadron, a P-47...
Lowell Brueland arrived in England from the United States. It was interesting being there. He witnessed beautiful...
Jack Leaming was aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) in November 1941. [Annotator's Note: Leaming served in the Navy as a...
Joseph Krause was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1923. He recalls an enjoyable childhood where he played games, sports...
Troy Edwards was an Aviation Metalsmith 2nd Class, an AM2c, while in the Navy. That rate in the Navy may no longer...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
Michael Mickey Ganitch was aboard the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) in the Pearl Harbor dry-dock on the morning of 7...
Albert Porche served in Italy with the 99th Fighter Squadron. The 99th was issued light training aircraft after months...
After his rough mission during which his engine caught fire James Kemp McLaughlin was ordered to take an airplane to...
Having completed multi-engined flight training as an Army Air Force pilot, Alonzo Emerson reported to Greenville, South...
Calvin Moret did not keep track of his comrades in Europe during his training. Each class was a standalone class. The...

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