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Walter Nelson recognized that they were close enough that they could have bailed over Australia if they needed to. From...
Wayne Pierce returned to England after Normandy. The regiment stayed there until September when the paratroopers...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
During the overseas voyage Frank Mancuso was in charge of checking the tie downs, therefore he had privileged access to...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew were the oldest and most experienced after three missions. Buschmeier and his crew flew...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
James Weller landed in North Africa on 9 November 1942 while the Vichy French were still in combat with the Americans...
Charles Moore had his next major mission when he participated in the invasion of Southern France. [Annotator’s Note:...
Charles Moore and his outfit flew many supply runs into France. [Annotator’s Note: Moore had returned to England with...
Charles Moore flew in the major airborne operation to cross the Rhine River. Like the operation into Holland, this was...
In 1944, they came out with water injection which added 200 horsepower. Bryan’s planes did not have it and he was a...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...
Walter Nelson went into the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. It was just about the same time that...
Tom Quigley remembers the inefficiencies of the Red Cross and its volunteers and the impractical attitude they took...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
Olen Grant got restless and tired of going to town to get drunk all the time, so he asked a few of his buddies how they...
Sabol was born in 1924 and knew when the war broke out that he would have to serve in one branch or another. He chose...
Onesi was born in Pennsylvania, but moved to Niagara Falls, New York at a young age. He was drafted into the Air Force...
Alexander Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi...
Sherman was born and raised near Toledo, Ohio. He attended school in Toledo. He was fortunate enough to take classes at...
[Annotators Note: Donald Hoff served in the navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on SBD Dauntless dive bombers...
Paul Hilliard believes the SBD Dauntless is much underrated and unfortunately much unrecognized. WWII books sometimes...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
Clayton Kelly Gross was born in Walla Walla, Washington, a town so pretty they named it twice. Gross remarks it is...
Clarence Anderson had to fly differently than usual because of the amount of fuel he had aboard. All of the fighters...
Yellin went to witness the ceremony in 2006. He met a few different Japanese soldiers and American military personnel...
Freddie Ohr was sitting around in a tent for two and a half days. Sandborne informed him that there would not be a test...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
John Noack went on to fly on 1 December to fly his 13th mission. It also happened to be Noack’s 24th birthday. He came...
Years later Vejtasa asked Japanese veterans if they had thought about strafing the deck and they said no. Vejtasa would...
The guys at Midway knew that the Navy was out there but not where they were. Whitten was at Midway when the SBD from...
Richard Candelaria thinks it is a shame that the American public did not get to see their 8th Air Force. They were able...

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