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Frank Buschmeier recalls that the March 6th Berlin raid was terrible. The flak was noted for its intensity on that raid...
Nolan Albarado had no idea of the tensions between the United States and Japan as he was focused on the war in Europe....
Dr. Roscoe Brown was attacking a train one time. He was leading the squadron [Annotator's Note: 100th Fighter Squadron...
Norman Bussel had to bail out of his B-17 over Berlin, Germany on 29 April 1944. He had been struck by shrapnel in the...
Bud Loring ended up at a POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp after making it back to the front lines. When...
The smell over Tokyo during that night bombing mission [Annotator's Note: the 24 and 25 May 1945 fire bombing mission]...
Martin Richard does not really recall his first debriefing on D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy,...
Perry Garten was asked by the commander of the 1st Air Commando Group gliders at their assembly area at Lālāghāt if he...
Marigold McNeely went to London when she was afforded a long weekend leave. They liked the American canteens because...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Lowe was on the parade grounds at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii when the Japanese attacked on 7...
Chester Biernacki had a few friends in the 700 man complement on the Helena [Annotator's Note: USS Helena (CL-50)]. He...
After he was assigned to the 11th Bomb Group [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group], Burdell...
Sunday, 7 December 1941 was just like any other Sunday for Fred Aldridge and his fellow sailors. When an alarm sounded...
Robert Swan saw a carrier the first day [Annotator's Note: on 3 June 1942, the first day of the Battle of Midway] but...
After leaving Pearl Harbor, William Roy and the rest of the crew of the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-5...
Donald Wilson applied for flight training. When he received transfer orders for him to leave the USS New Orleans (CA-32...
Harold Buell was aboard the Saratoga [Annotator's Note: USS Saratoga (CV-3)] when she arrived at Midway following the...
Harold Buell returned to Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: after flying with the "Cactus Airforce" off Henderson Field on...
[Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody served in the Navy as a pilot flying Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers with Bombing...
George Joseph Bertucci and the USS Mississippi (BB-41) participated in the Battle of Surigao Strait. The new and more...
James Kemp McLaughlin remembers that after the bombers got fighter cover everything got easier. A damaged aircraft...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Lowe was with the 1st Defense Battalion at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.] They were on a guard duty...
[Annotator's Note: George Roberts served in the USAAF as a radio operator and gunner aboard Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress...
George Roberts knew the losses were severe when flying over Schweinfurt because he could see them [Annotator's Note:...
Warren Nolan had been on bridge watch from 12 to four [Annotator's Note: midnight to four o'clock in the morning] on...
On the last mission that Maurice Hackler flew over Ludwigshafen [Annotator's Note: Ludwigshafen, Germany], his aircraft...
Warren Nolan was aboard the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) in the Mariana Islands campaign [Annotator’s Note: June to November...
Jake Ussery was aboard the Langley [Annotator's Note: USS Langley (CVL-27)] following the American recapture of the...
The USS Yarnell (DD-541) first met the enemy, according to Murphy Burke, at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands...
Walter Douglas recalled a flight surgeon okayed one of his crewmen for a mission that he was not ready for. He also...
One of the guys that James Ramage was flying with looked back at one of the burning Japanese carriers and said, "Look...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator taking part in Operation Tidal Wave over Ploiești,...
James Kemp McLaughlin could see the German fighters approaching. The Germans liked to attack from the front and when...
When George Roberts flew to Schweinfurt they ran out of ammunition, except for in the radio room, on the way to the...
[Annotator's Note: The audio level of this interview is very low.] Before John Ryan reached the Siegfried Line, he came...
Martin Carmody and Les Ward finally joined back up with each other. They had both consumed a lot of fuel during their...

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