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Y29 was a wonderful set up. They got there on 24 December [Annotator’s Note: 24 December 1944]. For the first time they...
On his 22nd mission, Herbert Gross bailed out over French Indochina in Japanese territory. It took eight days to walk...
Herbert Heilbrun wore long johns under woolen pants with a warm shirt under a Mae West [Annotator's Note: inflatable...
When Calvin Moret was at Godman Field near Fort Knox [Annotator’s Note: Kentucky], he noted that Italian and German...
The day the affair took place [Annotator's Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea on 19-20 June 1944] they had not had...
Anne Levy and her family needed three things to get out of the Warsaw Ghetto. They had to have papers saying they were...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...
Harold Buell discusses his wartime experiences and his opinions of multiple dive bomber and fighter pilots who he flew...
Louis Conter was located between the USS Arizona (BB-39)'s turrets three and four during the attack. With the terrible...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
The first real fighter airplane Donald Bryan flew was the P-40D with the Merlin engine, not the Allison engine. They...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Liles served in the USAAF and flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft with the 16th...
Earl Tweed had to revamp his plans after getting off the beach and reaching high ground [Annotator's Note: Tweed had...
Herbert Heilbrun wrote his last letter before his final mission. [Annotator's Note: A baby has been crying in the...
Assigned as a B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber] pilot, Eben Smith arrived first in...
Ralph Weymouth was awarded the Navy Cross for the Battle of the Philippine Sea. He was given the award for his...
[Annotator's Note: Wendall Woodall served in the US Army Air Forces as a blister gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress...
When Donald Bryan was going to junior college the US was paying for pilot training [Annotator’s Note: the Civilian...
Fred Bergeron saw three carriers as well as battle ships, cruisers and destroyers spread out over a very wide area. The...
Robert Harris flew his first combat mission over France on D-Day. [Annotator’s Note: D-Day was on 6 June 1944 when...
The worst part of the mission to Bremen for George Roberts was the fighters. Roberts operated his gun from the radio...
Their [Annotator's Note: the 92nd Bombardment Group] first mission was in September [Annotator's Note: September 1942]...
George Hood flew bombing missions against Japanese residential sections of Tokyo. That was because the enemy had...
Max Finesmith went into the briefing for his first mission before four in the morning. The plan was to takeoff by 8:30...
Robert Rans recalls that his first mission was to Messina, Sicily and he remembers being scared as he saw the wall of...
First Lieutenant Lloyd Reese flew 11 missions as a bombardier on a B-24 for the 67th Bombardment Squadron, 44th...
The first mission during which Clayton Kelly Gross shot down an enemy plane was when he was flying with Billy D. Harris...
Shortly before colors (800 hours) on 7 December 1941, Firman Balza was standing on the starboard gallery deck, talking...
George Roberts and his crew were sent to Hampton Roads, Virginia where they boarded the USS Argentina [Annotator's Note...
Donald Bryan got five kills in one day. They had to new K14 sights and it was the first time he had ever fired with one...
Herbert Heilbrun went through the cadets with Lyle Pearson. On 29 December [Annotator's Note: 29 December 1944],...
Stewart Bass never crashed a plane but discusses an incident in Opa-locka, Florida when he was a aboard a TBM [...
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 [...

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