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While working in the photo lab [Annotator's Note: aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-5)], William Roy had no...
Marvin Westcott was aboard the USS Balch (DD-363) while she earned nine battle stars supporting the USS Enterprise (CV-...
Leon Williamson believed the PBYs [Annotator's Note: Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boat] did a good job locating the...
Bill Norberg [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6)] was glad to see the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS...
In the Marshalls [Annotator's Note: Marshall Islands] and Gilberts [Annotator's Note: Gilbert Islands], enough planes...
Vernon Micheel first flew with the whole air group on the morning of 4 June [Annotator's Note: Battle of Midway, 4 to 7...
Vernon Micheel attacked a Japanese cruiser on the last day of the battle [Annotator's Note: as a pilot in Scouting...
William Lee Barnes does not remember seeing the island of Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan], but he does...
Bill Norberg [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6)] was out of action for some time. In late October 1942...
Edward "Babe" Heffron went to Bastone for his next mission [Annotator's Note: this occurred at the outset of the Battle...
Samuel Lombardo gave Captain Marsh the orders and moved forward into the action. [Annotator's Note: Even though...
Stephen Ananian flew 63 combat missions. In every major skirmish and dogfight he was in he never got hit. During the...
Walter Douglas wore the same necktie for every mission he went on. He also remarked that it was freezing temperatures...
Carrol Joy and two of his buddies took most of their equipment with them and loaded up their carbines to head to...
After Normandy, Robert G. Frey and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division]...
On his first missions, Robert Walker was sent on four-plane flights to drop leaflet bombs over enemy territory. Each...
Frank Patti's division [Annotator's Note: Patti was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 333rd Infantry Regiment, 84th...
The weather in Europe during December 1944 was bad, according to James Pritchett's account, and the air space around...
During the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December...
Walter Nelson loved the airplane he flew in [Annotators Note: TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bombers]. It was slow but...
William Roy [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-5) as the aircraft carrier's photographer] left Pearl Harbor...
Harold Buell was involved in a carrier versus carrier battle in the Eastern Solomon Islands. Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern...
Harper Harvey Coleman and his unit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division] had...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. was called up in February 1943 and sent to Miami [Annotator's Note: Miami, Florida] for...
Robert J. "Bob" Goebel feels it was not a big deal to become an Ace [Annotator's Note: military aviator credited with...
Jack Taylor was called to active duty in December 1942 and sent to pre-flight training at the University of Iowa. From...
Donald Bryan took off on 140 missions but only completed 138 of them. The bombers aborted on two of them because of...
When Martin Richard was inducted into the service, he could choose his branch of service. You could not volunteer, you...
Bud Olson volunteered for overseas duty in October 1943. Sent to a replacement depot in England, Olson volunteered for...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Kissam was in the US Merchant Marine aboard the SS Thomas Nelson Page. When he returned from...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts with Martin Banyas mid-sentence talking about being drafted.] Banyas learned...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
James J. Hill took all the Marine courses with no problem [Annotator's Note: during Marine Corps boot camp in late 1941...
Andrew Kiniry went for his physical on 8 August 1942. Shortly after his induction on 22 August at Fort Dix, he traveled...
From the time Robert Doolan was ten or 12 years old, he wanted to fly. He was in high school and you had to have some...

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