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Once his ship [Annotator's Note: the SS Sara Teasdale] reached Saipan [Annotator's Note: Saipan, Northern Mariana...
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...
After a 30 day leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time], during which Alvin Callender...
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...
Robert Villars was assigned to the SS Grant Wood which was built in Jacksonville, Florida. After the shakedown cruise,...
Clyde Nordstrom cannot say that his life changed much after the declaration of war [Annotator's Note: on Japan, after...
Martin Brignac was building an airfield on New Guinea. The work was mostly just leveling the land. On Ie-Shima, Japan,...
We [Annotator's Note: the United States] were fire-bombing Japan with 800 B-29s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29...
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...
The morning that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7...
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...
For the year prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the attack was on Sunday, 7 December 1941], James...
Donald Long completed his radio training at Alameda and was transferred by ship to Pearl Harbor as part of VP-12 [...
Louis Conter started 7 December 1941 aboard USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor. It was his practice to substitute for...
Robert Templet believes that there was a lack of preparation for an enemy attack at Pearl Harbor during the weeks...
Donald Hoff's plane was not bothered [Annotator's Note: by Japanese fighters during the second strike of the Battle of...
Carl Rieman said if the planes could have carried more ammunition, he could have gotten more enemy kills. The Japanese...
Joseph Richard went to T-Unit [Annotator's Note : Task Unit; unit or formation that works on a single defined task or...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
Paul Lefever related in depth his mission to destroy a well protected V-2 rocket manufacturing site in Stettin [...
Lewis Thomas Easterling remarked that his fighter group [Annotator's Note: 365th Fighter Squadron, 358th Fighter Group...
When Donald Hoff's pilot [Annotator's Note: US Navy Ensign J.C. Dexter] pulled up from his dive, he pulled up so hard...
Rollins Rosenzweig and his fellow Navy airmen were told ahead of the attack that they would be going to the South China...
It was a month or more before Robert Heller became the pilot of a new crew. As new personnel came in, especially top...
Eva Gross returned to Auschwitz as the war was nearing its end. Her mother was with her. Her mother was a very forward...
As the war progressed, the air support was hit and miss for Jack Buckner and the other bomber crews [Annotator's Note:...

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