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The name of Wendall Woodall's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] was City of...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS George Gayle after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It...
After that mission [Annotator’s Note: an aborted mission to an airfield just outside of Paris during which Grant had...
Chester Strunk and his crewmates who were originally assigned together had flown with separate crews until they were...
Donald Scott was a radio operator on the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, G.I. Jane [Annotator’s Note: B-17 #43-37520]. The...
[Annotator's Note: No mention is made here of the mission being described, however, from later interviews and the...
Charles Moore flew to support beleaguered American troops in Bastogne. [Annotator’s Note: relief to the men in...
During the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Paul J. Frisco and the USS Cushing (DD-797) were part of Task Group 38.2 under Admiral...
Jack Taylor participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. His air group from the USS Essex (CV-9) was tasked with attacking...
Marvin Westcott was aboard the USS Balch (DD-363) while she earned nine battle stars supporting the USS Enterprise (CV-...
Edward "Babe" Heffron went to Bastone for his next mission [Annotator's Note: this occurred at the outset of the Battle...
Samuel Lombardo gave Captain Marsh the orders and moved forward into the action. [Annotator's Note: Even though...
Carrol Joy and two of his buddies took most of their equipment with them and loaded up their carbines to head to...
Walter Nelson loved the airplane he flew in [Annotators Note: TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bombers]. It was slow but...
Harold Buell was involved in a carrier versus carrier battle in the Eastern Solomon Islands. Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
Jack Taylor was called to active duty in December 1942 and sent to pre-flight training at the University of Iowa. From...
Donald Bryan took off on 140 missions but only completed 138 of them. The bombers aborted on two of them because of...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
Andrew Kiniry went for his physical on 8 August 1942. Shortly after his induction on 22 August at Fort Dix, he traveled...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Archie Maltbie was called up by the air force in January 1943. After going through the selection school in order to...
Lowell Brueland had a normal flight training. He graduated in September 1942 and was assigned to the 20th Fighter...
William Laubner went to Fort Dix, New Jersey after entering the Army. He received basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky...
They had never seen rockets before they were attacked with them one day. A rocket hit Vincent Pale's B-24 [Annotator's...
William Laubner crash landed his airplane near an antiaircraft camp. It was not too long before he was surrounded by...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
Rollins Rosenzweig had a rough boot camp experience in San Diego. He did not complain but rather took it as it came. It...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enlisted in the Navy, scored well on tests, and was sent to San Diego for boot camp. He...
Jack Brukman had not been anyplace before receiving his draft notice. He considered himself a mama's boy. Young...
Lloyd Duncan enlisted in the Navy. He had chosen the Navy because he wanted to fly. He was sent to Memphis, Tennessee...
Carrol Joy was erroneously given three sets of shots after swearing into the United States Army Air Forces. His first...
Walter Ram went through basic training for the Army. He was discharged after a year in the Army. When the Japanese...
After he enlisted, Carroll Knutson was evaluated and selected for training as a pilot. His training began at Maxwell...
Chester Strunk was recruited and enlisted [Annotator's Note: in June 1942] but then told to return to college and await...
George Hood discusses his entry in the United States Army Air Forces. He recounts his training experiences in multiple...

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