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Henderson's outfit was hit by enemy fighters pretty heavy on one mission. His plane was not hit. It was a long mission...
Freddie Ohr sat down and everybody sat around him to keep him warm. Ohr got up and looked around and realized there was...
Leonard Spivey lived in a combine, which was a group of six prisoners in one living space. They were allowed to stay...
K.D. Jones was Karr's pointer on the gun mount. Jones and Karr were able to get down and crawl out onto the deck. They...
John Noack notes that it was a sad day when they returned to base. Everyone was down about it. Too many of the guys...
On his first tour, Feightner was officially credited with 4 kills but he knows he shot down 12. Feightner shot down 31...
John Keema’s crew was forced to abort and did not fly the Schweinfurt mission. Münster was Keema’s fifteenth mission...
Joseph Armanini explains how he never thought or worried about dying, he was more worried about his mother not knowing...
When Clarence Anderson returned from R and R [Annotator's Note: rest and relaxation or recuperation] he was ordered to...
To Dr. Roscoe Brown, strafing missions were more dangerous than bomber escort missions because they [Annotator's Note:...
Frank Kubiak requested a change to heavier weaponry on his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)]. It resulted...
As commanding officer of fighter squadron VMF-111 [Annotator's Note: Marine Fighter Squadron 111 (VMF-111)] in Dallas [...
Robert Harris was based in England for one year at a base called Barkston Heath near Grantham. [Annotator’s Note: the...
Cleveland Peterson landed in Karachi, India. There was a British airbase with a huge dirigible hanger. The P-40s [...
Frank Dominic Lanzetta was transferred to the USS Achernar (AKA-53). While serving aboard the Achernar, Lanzetta took...
Robert Harris was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1922. The years of the Great Depression were tough. It hit hard in...
After reaching India, Herbert Gross saw his plane reworked to bring it to standard for the CBI [Annotator's Note: the...
Henry Bourgeois' first air to air combat was over Bougainville. When the dive bombers went into their dive, the entire...
Norman Bussel and his crew were headed towards Berlin, Germany on 29 April 1944 on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress....
Eugene Vaadi was assigned to the 385th Bombardment Group and flew 19 missions over Europe hitting Berlin, Nurenberg,...
John W. Towle was flying towards his target with its flying bombs. The Germans placed their antiaircraft weapons in...
Eugene Vaadi went to the Philippines as part of the 581st Air Resupply and Communications Squadron, 13th Air Force,...
On Martin Richard's last mission, the British were pinned down on the beachhead around Caen [Annotator's Note: Caen,...
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
On Russell Brien's third mission his aircraft lost an engine. [Annotator's Note: Brien was a nose gunner on...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Clarence Schilperoot was aboard USS Houston (CA-30) on 1 February 1942 as it departed Jakarta, Java. The cruiser was en...
[Annotator's Note: Fred Bergeron served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner on Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers in...
When Ralph Weymouth started flying from Guadalcanal they were originally quartered with a Seabee outfit but soon moved...
Norman Bussel had to bail out of his B-17 over Berlin, Germany on 29 April 1944. He was captured and interrogated by a...
Chester Biernacki and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Helena (CL-50)] were on the way to Guadalcanal when they met up...
The first plane Dr. Roscoe Brown shot down was a Me-262 [Annotator's Note: German Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter...
Glen Jostad was moved to Stalag IV after being evacuated from Stalag VI. Things got much tougher as the pressure drew...
Carroll Knutson was captured by the Germans after his bomber was shot down. He and other POWs had to survive in...
Glen Jostad was moved to Stalag XIII near Nuremburg. The Royal Air Force and the 8th Air Force provided a morale boost...
Walter Ram exited the crammed boxcar with the other POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war]. They had trouble moving...

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