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Raymond Kaiser was taken on a mission by his CO [Annotator's Note: commanding officer]. He asked why he was taking him...
William Albright was a ball turret gunner [Annotator's Note: on Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber number 42-...
James McDermott was not in England as early as the 305th Bombardment Group was. They had sent 16 planes on the...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Bosworth served in the USAAF as a tail gunner on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber in...
After the normal briefing for Virgil Faust's second mission, he and the crew weren't much worried about the flight....
Howard Anderson soon found out General LeMay [Annotator's Note: US Army Air Forces Major General, later United States...
Most of Nick Cristiano's bombing missions started in the evening. He would call the meal before leaving "the last...
Donald Scott was a radio operator on the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, G.I. Jane [Annotator’s Note: B-17 #43-37520]. The...
[Annotator's Note: No mention is made here of the mission being described, however, from later interviews and the...
[Annotator's Note: Audio is not good throughout this clip.] Marvin Raymond Graham had no expectations of what flight...
Joseph Geary's baptism by fire was by flak [Annotator's Note: antiaircraft artillery fire]. He realized that the bursts...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Henry Lederer what his first combat encounter was like.] It was an amazing...
Joe G. Casillas had his baptism of fire right on the escarpment [Annotator's Note: after landing on Okinawa, Japan, 10...
[Annotator's Note: There is a break in tape then the interview begins mid-sentence.] Warren Nolan went aboard the USS...
When Henry Schaller arrived at his base in Italy and saw the airplanes, he cried. He could not believe they actually...
A mission to Berlin [Annotator's Note: Berlin, Germany] is the one that stands out in Daniel Samuelson's mind the most...
John Symons had basic training at Jefferson Barracks [Annotator's Note: Jefferson Barracks Military Post, Lemay,...
George Joseph Sullivan was sworn in at the Customs House in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana] and...
Donald Dean Paynter attended basic training in Houston, Texas. He just remembers it being physical and he got a lot of...
Wallace Yip, Sr. did his basic training at Camp Claiborne in Alexandria [Annotator's Note: Camp Claiborne, Rapides...
On 8 September 1942, Irving Baum entered the service and was sent to Camp Upton in Long Island, New York. Three days...
Lionel Baxter trained on howitzers. They went through [Annotator's Note: training] in eight weeks because they were...
The men Andrew A. Rooney was training with [Annotator's Note: in the 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 13th Field...
Irwin Medway was drafted on 18 January 1943 and was to report to basic training. After basic, he was sent to Camp Tyson...
Charles Moore flew to support beleaguered American troops in Bastogne. [Annotator’s Note: relief to the men in...
Earl Dean Browning took part in three major battles [Annotator's Note: with the Anti-Tank Company, 35th Infantry...
Lloyd Dendy was in the advance party [Annotator's Note: of the 12th Defense Battalion] on the first day at Cape...
Otis Kight participated in the Battle of Coral Sea [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Coral Sea, 4 to 8 May 1942]. Few...
On the 8th [Annotator's Note: 8 May 1942, the second day of the Battle of Coral Sea], Norman Sterrie knew it was going...
Norman Sterrie participated in the Battle of Coral Sea on 7 and 8 May. [Annotator's Note: 7 and 8 May 1942. Sterrie was...
In August 1942, Bill Norberg knew that the Marines had landed on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal, Solomon...
The worst duty for Vernon Micheel was on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands as a Douglas SBD...
During the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Paul J. Frisco and the USS Cushing (DD-797) were part of Task Group 38.2 under Admiral...
Jack Taylor participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. His air group from the USS Essex (CV-9) was tasked with attacking...
Gene Alair was assigned to a Transport Division Staff, CTD8, as a flag secretary and navigator aboard the USS Astoria (...
Otis Kight's squadron, VF-42 [Annotator's Note: Fighting Squadron 42 (VF-42), USS Yorktown (CV-5)] had the bulk of the...

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