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Stewart Bass served aboard an Essex class aircraft carrier. [Annotator's Note: Bass served as a Grumman TBM Avenger...
Paul J. Frisco's regular watch station aboard the USS Cushing (DD-797) during the first year or so he was aboard was in...
Edwin McAuliffe was more interested in the war in Europe. He was also interested in the air war in England because his...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Beeghly served in the Army as a pointer on a 90mm antiaircraft gun in the 142nd and 143rd...
Robert Mayes and his unit [Annotator's Note: 12th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, 9th US Army] had been in...
Louis Conter left the USS Arizona (BB-39) via a liberty boat after her fatal bombing. He boarded the boat near number...
The first flight Jack Glass went on was a search mission during the later stage of the Eastern Solomons campaign. The...
[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...
John Angier explained that the Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note: German Air Force] would try to catch the bombers right...
The Army was in charge of the Fiji station where Ted Wiebe's group was being held, and although they clothed and fed...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew were the oldest and most experienced after three missions. Buschmeier and his crew flew...
Kaliste Saloom was part of a group of 30 men who landed at Oran in North Africa [Annotator's Note: as part of Operation...
Jack Beverstein found the living conditions on Mindoro to be similar to Samar. The tents were livable. The men made the...
In February [Annotator's Note: February 1942], Ted Wiebe was making raids on Salamaua and Lae [Annotator's Note: on 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...
Odell Vaughn and the 178th Field Artillery Battalion had its toughest battle at Kasserine Pass. They moved on through...
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...
Ralph Hopkins participated in the battle of Okinawa [Annotator's Note: while aboard the USS Louisville (CA-28)]. It was...

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