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[Annotator's Note: Dr. Roscoe Brown served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
[Annotator's Note: Abner Aust stayed in the military after the end of World War 2.] The 36th Tactical Fighter Wing was...
Ryan O'Brien returned to his same crew after being hospitalized for an injury in a crash. His 35th mission was his last...
Archibald Higgins was in the Palau Islands with the mission of keeping those islands neutralized and flying missions to...
Donald W. Bertino fired his 90mm [Annotator's Note: 90mm antiaircraft gun] first in Dinant, Belgium. It was a hurry up...
A lot Darrell Welch's colleagues [Annotator’s Note: fellow fighter pilots] did not make it. Some wound up in prison...
During a mission, Walter Bala's plane was hit over the target. A shell came through the plane and knocked out his...
After missions they [Annotator's Note: Hewitt Brian Gomez and his fellow crewmen] would have a debriefing about the...
In England, Darrell Welch worked with the British. They told them the enemy was tough. The British had gotten Spitfires...
Palermo, Messina and Sicily [Annotator's Note: all in Italy] were very severe targets for Jack Buckner due to the...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded over the city on...
When Orville Carroll arrived at Northwest Field on Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands], the Marines had...
George Allen was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska to train on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers with Combat...
Jack Rolfson had a roommate who would find coal to warm their pot belly stove. He was a mathematician and was always...
Floyd Horne says the B-26 [Annotator's Note: Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber] was a very tough airplane. He recalls...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
When Arthur Smith was finishing up in the Mediterranean, they had Mark 8 torpedoes [Annotator's Note: Bliss-Leavitt...
John Angier first met his crew in the spring of 1944 and then went overseas in a brand-new, shiny, silver B-17 [...
When James Morehead arrived at Broom, Australia, the little airfield where they landed didn't have modern pumping...
In February 1945, Salvador Guercia's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Sandoval (APA-194)] transported Marines to Saipan [...
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
John Caudle did not have a lot of notice when he was called to active duty. He came home after work one Friday and had...
Francis Bucher knows he cannot cover everything in two hours. The Army flew P-40s [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40...
Charles Wesley Borders moved to Biak [Annotator's Note: Biak, Western New Guinea], then Halmahera [Annotator's Note:...
They [Annotator's Note: Robert Jones and his fellow aviation cadets at Maxwell Field, Alabama] did a lot of night...
After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Robert Oplinger left Fort Pierce, Florida training [Annotator's Note: as a member of Underwater Demolition Team 21 (UDT...
Going back to his experiences in the Pacific, Arthur Davis recalled visiting many bases, and said New Caledonia was a "...
The beach was already taken when Ubert Labat went into Normandy [Annotator's Note: Normandy, France] two days after the...
John Arch McGill traveled in a boxcar across the top of North Africa to Bizerte [Annotator's Note: Bizerte, Tunisia]....
[Annotator's Note: Charles Kneflin was a tail gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortressvery heavy bomber in the 53rd...
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...
In March 1943, Robert "Bob" Rickel was given orders to go through gunnery school. He did not understand why he was...
[Annotator's Note: Alice Howie's husband was killed in an aerial dogfight in Europe and was buried by a French prisoner...
Walter Nelson was only 19 years old at the time [Annotators Note: at the time of the Battle of the Coral Sea]. The USS...

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