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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...
Archibald Higgins was in the Palau Islands with the mission of keeping those islands neutralized and flying missions to...
George Allen was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska to train on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers with Combat...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
John Angier first met his crew in the spring of 1944 and then went overseas in a brand-new, shiny, silver B-17 [...
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
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 "...
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...
Walter Nelson was only 19 years old at the time [Annotators Note: at the time of the Battle of the Coral Sea]. The USS...
Edward Stone realized that the United States was not prepared for war when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened. He saw...
Kane [Annotator's Note: US Navy Commander William R. Kane] took over the squadron then took over as CAG [Annotator's...
Robert Leese was based on New Guinea [Annotator's Note: with the 822nd Bombardment Squadron, 38th Bombardment Group,...
From Townsville, Australia, Robert Leese went to Port Moresby, New Guinea, which was still occupied in the north by the...
Archie Maltbie and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 388th Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group] began flying missions...
The morning of 9 December 1941 was calm for the most part in Pasay, Luzon, Philippines. Curtis Brooks and his brother...
Robert Fisch met with outstanding doctors but did not stay at the hospital they recommended. Instead, he became a...
John Morrow was born in April 1924 in Marksville, Louisiana. It is a small town and he knew almost everyone in town. He...
Delano Brister had a career in the United States Army. The Louisiana Maneuvers made a great impression on him. He...
When Robert Liles arrived in China, he and the other pilots lived in hostels. They also had Chinese room boys that took...
After finishing his training, Donald Scott was put on a troop ship to the 8th Air Force field in Knettishall, England...
After graduating from advanced training, Second Lieutenant Eugene Vaadi was assigned to the 385th Bombardment Group...
Curtis Brooks knew the Americans were approaching the Philippines. In 1944, the Japanese military posture in the...
Earl Williams recounts his experiences as an assistant crew chief assigned to a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
On 11 December 1941, Charles Harrison was at Toki Point, which had a panoramic view, and could see five ships...
Prior to becoming the postmaster, Walter Bowsher had manned three inch antiaircraft guns. He was familiar with those...
Harold Buell was assigned to the Wasp [Annotator's Note: USS Wasp (CV-7)] as a pilot in Squadron VS-71 [Annotator's...
John Curtis Spencer said the USS Maryland (BB-46) was inboard of the USS Oklahoma (BB-37), and because the Oklahoma...
Martin Brignac was building an airfield on New Guinea. The work was mostly just leveling the land. On Ie-Shima, Japan,...
Sterling Cale was on night duty at the shipyard dispensary in the Navy yard before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had...
Jack Leaming was launched off the deck of the Enterprise on the morning of 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December...
Nolan Albarado went to basic training in San Diego, California. From there his unit [Annotator's Note: 133rd...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast, he went to the...
Donald Stratton recalls that none of the men were sleeping [Annotator's Note: when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor...

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