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George Hood's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] had its nose wheel strut struck by a...
Harold Buell and his fellow "Cactus Airforce" pilots searched the Slot for enemy ships. The enemy had Zero [Annotator's...
The USS Twiggs (DD-591), according to Donald Witmer, was then assigned to Roger Peter 2, a radar picket station, which...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] received the Silver Star, Bronze Star with an arrowhead and the Purple Heart...
Following the end of the war, Patrick Russell flew in other carrier squadrons [Annotator's Note: after Composite...
Herbert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in nine...
Rollins Rosenzweig was part of the aircraft carrier naval air cover for the invasion of Iwo Jima. [Annotator's Note:...
John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division chased the Germans after leaving Ormont, Germany and arrived in a nearby...
Around the time Paul Dietzel flew his first mission, General Curtis LeMay had gone to the Pacific to take over the 20th...
Around five on the morning of 6 June 1944, Eveline Peardon and her family were awoken by the sound of heavy artillery...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Jack Sanders took off unusually early on the day of the Normandy invasion [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944]. It was...
David Olson landed on Utah Beach on D plus 1. Part of his command was on another ship, the Susan B. Anthony [Annotator...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
John Howland had been involved in Operation Fortitude in deceiving the Germans before D-Day. They were not affected by...
William Greer was sent to a small camp in England [Annotator’s Note: after his deployment across the Atlantic Ocean]....
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
Harold Joslin was an intercept operator [Annotator's Note: communication code specialist who interpreted enemy coded...
Revis Haslett went to Miami, Florida for the trip overseas around the middle of November [Annotator's Note: November...
Since the unit Gus Gikas led was intended to replace another unit in India that had been deployed for two years, their...
The flight to Chakulia, India took John Elliott and his B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy...
David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion] went through Camp Shanks en...
George Roberts took part in the 6 March [Annotator's Note: 6 March 1944] raid over Berlin during which 69 bombers were...
Dale Peterson felt the Okinawa campaign to be the most difficult. He was at battle stations 113 times. Fear of death...
Harold Buell flew both the Douglas SBD Dauntless and the Curtis SB2C Helldiver dive bombers. There were positive and...
As Ralph Weymouth approached the Japanese fleet, he saw that it was organized in a typical formation for ships at sea....
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
This action was the one during which Robert Liles got his first confirmed kill. It was a Zero [Annotator's Note:...
For Robert Inghram, Dieppe was his big day [Annotator's Note: the Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942]. That...
In early 1954, Bernard Marcus was visited by a colonel with the Signal Corps in Washington. The officer had been told...
Wallace Jeffery arrived in Scotland and was transported by train to his new camp in England. He stayed there for four...
At Langley airbase, John Alison switched over to P-36 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-36 Hawk] pursuit aircraft. In a...
Clyde East was born in 1921 on a Virginia tobacco farm. He had eight brothers and sisters. His father was a share...
Gail Halvorsen was born in October 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He and his family moved to Garland, Utah. He competed...
Marigold "Margot" McNeely was born in London, England in 1926. She moved from London to a small seaside resort called...

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