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[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
Charles Poston [Annotator's Note: a US Army Air Corps pilot with the 1st Air Commando Group based in Asansol, India]...
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...
Chester Brewer went to help a man build homes after the war. His former employer hired him back. He met his wife. He...
Edward Stone realized that the United States was not prepared for war when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened. He saw...
In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941],...
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,...
Donald Hoff [Annotator's Note: a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers in Scouting...
Donald Hoff [Annotator's Note: a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers in Scouting...
James Morehead discusses his aerial victory while he was on an escort mission over Romania. He saw two planes that...
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...
As a member of a new P-47 [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft] fighter group [Annotator's...
The barracks were about two or three miles from the fields. Sometimes John Symons walked there. They had A, B, and C...
The morning of 9 December 1941 was calm for the most part in Pasay, Luzon, Philippines. Curtis Brooks and his brother...
After pilot training, Homer Myers got his commission. He went to Tampa, Florida and started his B-17 [Annotator's Note...
[Annotator's Note: Audio is not good throughout this clip.] When he was not on a mission, Marvin Raymond Graham would...
Bud Olson was prepared well by his training prior to flying into Normandy [Annotator's Note: with Headquarters Company...
John T. Fallon and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 36th Engineer Combat Group] went in through...
[Annotator's Note: Alfred Taddeo served in the Navy as a fighter pilot aboard the USS Nassau (CVE-16) in the Aleutian...
Rita Brandes has vivid memories of the bombing raids. Bremen [Annotator's Note: Bremen, Germany] was one of the three...
Frank Finklang recalls a mission where a plane in front of him was hit and the pilot bailed out but did not have time...
Robert Fisch met with outstanding doctors but did not stay at the hospital they recommended. Instead, he became a...
Herbert W. Ridyard was in high school when he listened to President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano...
Recalling some of the highlights of his experiences, Harold Shook said it didn't look like the Luftwaffe [Annotator's...
Therese Wadsworth Warne [Annotator's Note: An American child prisoner in the Philippines during World War 2] and the...
John Stanley Lee Swarts and his crew would be briefed the day before and the morning of a mission. They would go over...
The housing at Henry Sherman Fouts' base was very primitive. He slept on a canvas cot and had only a couple of blankets...
John Morrow was born in April 1924 in Marksville, Louisiana. It is a small town and he knew almost everyone in town. He...
[Annotator's Note: John Paul enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942 and was called to active duty in February 1943.]...
Delano Brister had a career in the United States Army. The Louisiana Maneuvers made a great impression on him. He...
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...

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