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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...
From then on, John Elliott flew with his own crew, and after missions to Singapore, Bangkok, Thailand; and Rangoon,...
Reva Kibort could not attend school because the war broke out in 1939 when the Germans invaded Poland [Annotator's Note...
Burnia Martin's unit [Annotator's Note: 547th Bombardment Squadron, 384th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force] was based...
Joseph Krause was stationed in Washington State while he continued his training to be a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing...
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...
Marvin Westcott describes his experiences and observations of the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He...
Patrick Russell flew ground support for the battle of Okinawa. His plane carried various types of ordnance. Some had...
Patrick Russell made the reports on the 20 or 25 accidents sustained by aircraft in January [Annotator's Note: 1945]....
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
George McGovern never really used his doctorate. After he finished, he ended up working for the Democratic party of...
Calvin Moret was still a 19 year old teenager when his mother pinned his wings on him. The war in the Pacific ended...
Jack Brukman started law school using the GI Bill. That was interrupted by the sudden death of his father and the...
William Laubner never flew after the war. A P-38 [Annotator's Note: Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft] could...
Henry Bourgeois went to work in the aerospace industry for Singer as a sales engineer. He was then made a planner and...
Harold Buell returned to the United States after his Air Group 2 on Hornet [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet (CV-12)] was...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...
[Annotator's Note: James Siracuse served in the USAAF as an A-20 pilot in the 669th Bombardment Squadron, 416th...
Walter Nelson went into the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. It was just about the same time that...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator that was shot down over Ploiești, Romania. He says...
Michael Linquata was careful to tend to his wounded as they were marched into a barn that was used by the Germans to...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Donald Long performed defensive beach guard duty in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack. Shortly afterward, he...
While on his cruiser [Annotator's Note: USS San Juan (CL-54)], Dale Peterson's favorite form of entertainment was...
Tom Quigley remembers the inefficiencies of the Red Cross and its volunteers and the impractical attitude they took...
Cleveland Peterson's most memorable experience was being close to Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. During the...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...

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