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While Armiger Jagoe was based in Corsica, he took advantage of every R...
John Morrow does not really remember his first mission as a radio operator on a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
By the time the United States dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Robert Leese had completed his...
Jack Lengsfield says that although he thought about the moral implications of bombing cities, he had no qualms and...
Thomas Ard Sylvest landed on Iwo Jima, Japan shortly after the United States had secured the island. His squadron [...
Herbert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in nine...
Rollins Rosenzweig was part of the aircraft carrier naval air cover for the invasion of Iwo Jima. [Annotator's Note:...
The USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84) joined with another carrier, the USS Kitkun Bay (AVG-71), headed for Leyte in the...
Robert Heller was low on fuel and had to decide what to do. While looking for a field to take the plane down, he sent a...
Prior to jumping on D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944], some of the fellas...
John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division chased the Germans after leaving Ormont, Germany and arrived in a nearby...
Around the time Paul Dietzel flew his first mission, General Curtis LeMay had gone to the Pacific to take over the 20th...
Around five on the morning of 6 June 1944, Eveline Peardon and her family were awoken by the sound of heavy artillery...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Jack Sanders took off unusually early on the day of the Normandy invasion [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944]. It was...
Harold Shook flew on the first 50 missions of his squadron [Annotator's Note: 506th Fighter Squadron, 404th Fighter...
David Olson landed on Utah Beach on D plus 1. Part of his command was on another ship, the Susan B. Anthony [Annotator...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
John Howland had been involved in Operation Fortitude in deceiving the Germans before D-Day. They were not affected by...
William Greer was sent to a small camp in England [Annotator’s Note: after his deployment across the Atlantic Ocean]....
After a brief stay on Saipan, David Fisher and his crewmates were sent to Guam to join the 39th Bomb Group, 314th Bomb...
Jack Rolfson would get leave to London [Annotator's Note: London, England] every now and then. On specific missions to...
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
Martin Brignac had no idea of what the Japanese were going to do along the coast. They had to try and do anything they...
Bryghte Davis Godbold observed incoming Japanese aircraft flying at a low level. They flew over the islands and...
Harold Joslin was an intercept operator [Annotator's Note: communication code specialist who interpreted enemy coded...
Sent next to Ephrata, Washington, Carl Koone was issued a roll [Annotator's Note: bed roll], blankets and a folding cot...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Schlenger was chosen to work on the Central Fire Control System on Boeing B-29 Superfortress...
From North Island, Carl Rieman was sent to Long Beach, California for more training until his orders came in. Then he...
Revis Haslett went to Miami, Florida for the trip overseas around the middle of November [Annotator's Note: November...
Since the unit Gus Gikas led was intended to replace another unit in India that had been deployed for two years, their...
The flight to Chakulia, India took John Elliott and his B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy...
David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion] went through Camp Shanks en...
George Roberts took part in the 6 March [Annotator's Note: 6 March 1944] raid over Berlin during which 69 bombers were...
Dale Peterson felt the Okinawa campaign to be the most difficult. He was at battle stations 113 times. Fear of death...
Walter Douglas was on a bombardment mission near Berlin, Germany. After he dropped his bombs, he lost one of his...

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