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[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
George Roberts was signed up to fly 25 missions. After flying only 16 missions, however, that required number was...
Delano Brister witnessed the Louisiana Maneuvers in 1941. The operations took up much of central Louisiana including...
Calvin Moret became interested in flying when he was about eight years old. Before the war started, he found himself...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew were the oldest and most experienced after three missions. Buschmeier and his crew flew...
Jack Beverstein found the living conditions on Mindoro to be similar to Samar. The tents were livable. The men made the...
It was getting dark when they took off after the Japanese fleet. The most Jack Glass had flown up to that point was...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Liles served in the USAAF and flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft with the 16th...
[Annotator's Note: James Muri served in the USAAF as a pilot flying Martin B-26 Marauder medium bombers in the 22nd...
It took James Muri 45 minutes or an hour to get to the Japanese fleet from Midway. After he left Midway, he was...
Patrick Russell was aboard a cruiser [Annotator's Note: the USS Detroit (CL-8)] that performed a "pineapple run." It...
In the early part of 1939, Manfred Klepper and other Jews were made to wear the Star of David on their clothes. Some...
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
As the front moved, Wallace Jeffery and his unit moved. [Annotator’s Note: Jeffery was a radioman in a direction...
Wallace Jeffery and his outfit of direction finders entered Normandy on 7 June 1944. The men climbed over the side of...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
James Weller landed in North Africa on 9 November 1942 while the Vichy French were still in combat with the Americans...
Before going to China, John Alison was sent to England to observe how the air war over England was progressing. Small...
Jake Ussery and the Langley [Annotator's Note: USS Langley (CVL-27)] began to prepare for Okinawa soon after departing...
Charles Brooks was sent to Corpus Christie, Texas as a night flight instructor. [Annotator's Note: Brooks was a TBF...
C. Charles Collie was at Okinawa which was the last big campaign of the war. It lasted longer than any of the other...
Sumner Whitten noticed heavily armed Marines around the runway. At about that time they were warned to be prepared for...
Charles Moore had his next major mission when he participated in the invasion of Southern France. [Annotator’s Note:...
Charles Moore and his outfit flew many supply runs into France. [Annotator’s Note: Moore had returned to England with...
After the D-Day related transport flights, Robert Harris was assigned to a mission that never transpired. His...
Charles Moore flew in the major airborne operation to cross the Rhine River. Like the operation into Holland, this was...
Reva Kibort could not attend school because the war broke out in 1939 when the Germans invaded Poland [Annotator's Note...
The first time Malcolm Higgins saw a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] he wondered how...
Revis Haslett initially wanted to join the Marines but went into the Army Air Forces instead. He was working with a...
In 1944, they came out with water injection which added 200 horsepower. Bryan’s planes did not have it and he was a...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
John Howland became part of the Pathfinder force of the Eighth Air Force. They were accumulated in small squadrons...
Louis Conter and the VP-11 [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 11] Catalinas [Annotator's Note: Consolidated PBY...
Patrick Russell flew ground support for the battle of Okinawa. His plane carried various types of ordnance. Some had...

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