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Stewart Bass never crashed a plane but discusses an incident in Opa-locka, Florida when he was a aboard a TBM [...
Learning how to fly was quite a job for Bud Loring. He had never flown before in his life. They had civilian...
Philip Whitman first flew in June 1943. It was very difficult for him, but he blamed his instructor. He could feel his...
Once Darrell Welch decided to become a pilot, he decided it was a good calling. He never had any trouble in flight...
Harley Bridger entered the Army Air Corps in June 1943 at Camp Robinson in Little Rock [Annotator's Note: Little Rock,...
In January 1944 the weather was good, and Carl Koone said Allied airplanes could be seen all over Europe "all day,...
Nathan Taffel worked at a huge camp in Flossenburg, Germany. The camp included many different types of individuals...
George Hardy's unit had one loss in training at Walterboro [Annotator's Note: Walterboro Army Air Field, South Carolina...
Archibald Higgins flew the four-engine B-24J [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24J Liberator heavy bomber]. It was a...
Revis Haslett flew the Hump [Annotator's Note: the nickname given to the stretch of the Himalayas that American pilots...
George Roberts and his crewmates knew ahead of time if they were flying the next day. On the night of 7 October [...
Robert Freligh probably decided to join the navy because his brother was in the army and there was most likely some...
Winfield Zerphey was based on the southern coast of England at Dunkeswell. The airmen lived in Quonset huts. They had...
Walter Douglas and his crew were given a choice to go on a mission as a spare. They decided to go as a spare. On their...
George Hardy got news that he was going to Keesler [Annotator's Note: Keesler Field, now Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout this clip, a woman off camera interjects with comments.] James Ramsey Golden slept in...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Darrell Welch to explain how missions escorting bombers went for him.] They...
When Maurice Hackler went overseas, he was a member of a crew flying a single B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Charles Brooks saw purple flak on his first combat mission off the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6...
Jack Rolfson remembered there was a time when his squadron [Annotator's Note: 427th Bombardment Squadron, 303rd...
Charles McGee liked the P-51 [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] because it had more speed...
[Annotator's Note: Herbert Heilbrun is showing a photograph of Lyle Pearson, a squadronmate of Heilbrun's, and himself...
Lisle Neher took part in all five of the fire bomb mission. On those missions they would fly between 300 feet and 700...
Dr. Roscoe Brown's first mission was to a target in Austria. All of the mission targets looked the same from 25,000...
In late October 1944, while flying a combat mission, Walter Douglas witnessed an air collision. Two B-17s [Annotator's...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT13,...
In early March [Annotator's Note: March 1944] Harold Shook went on a special mission to bring three guys up to New York...
Alvin Callender was based at Shrewsbury, England, and he recalled one afternoon when the sky filled with Spitfires [...
Louis Zamperini thought that the mission [Annotator's Note: to bomb Wake Island] was a piece of cake because they were...
When his crew got to Italy, Edwin Sved said they lived in tents in a farm field, and flew out of a makeshift airstrip...
Stewart Bass flew off the Lexington [Annotator's Note: USS Lexington (CV-16)] to the Japanese home islands over Tokyo...
In 1944, Kenneth A. Lafleur and the 22nd Bombardment Group, 5th Air Force were sent to an airfield in Finschhafen, New...
John W. Towle was stationed at Rattlesden, England. There are reunions with veterans of the 448th held in Rattlesden....
Cyril Buchert was stationed on Biak. He was overseas for a full year. He saw few locals except when he was in Manila en...
Jack Sanders had the opportunity to take leave in London and some of the other towns of England while he was stationed...
George Hardy flew out of Ramitelli [Annotator's Note: Ramitelli, Italy]. They would take off to the east, out over the...

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