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Elisabeth Bolster was born in the Bavarian region in Germany. Upon arriving in the United States, she discovered that...
Blanche Marie (Gregory) Barnes Gangwere was born in 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up near Northeast High...
Albert Porche went into the service after Pearl Harbor was attacked. The armed forces were trying to recruit as many...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
At Ormoc Bay, John E. Johnson drove his LCVP [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel also referred to as...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Glass served in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) as an aviation radioman in Fighting...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
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...
Surviving the aerial attack on his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber], Earl Williams and...
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...

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