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Dracos Burke was born in September 1919 in New Iberia, Louisiana at a time when automobiles were rare. His father was a...
Fernando Serna was born in Laredo, Texas in October 1922. He was a senior in high school when the war started. He was...
Elisabeth Bolster was born in the Bavarian region in Germany. Upon arriving in the United States, she discovered that...
Blanche Marie (Gregory) Barnes Gangwere was born in 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up near Northeast High...
When the war started, Joseph DeMott was still working as a radio operator. His group was scheduled to take off for...
Albert Porche went into the service after Pearl Harbor was attacked. The armed forces were trying to recruit as many...
When the Japanese moved their area of concentration from Australia to the Solomon Islands, James Morehead's 8th Fighter...
Sterling Baker's records say that at Casablanca [Annotator's Note: Casablanca, Morocco] he was patrolling a lagoon, but...
Bernard Smith was very comfortable as an armorer gunner. He and his crew got along very well. They were ecumenical....
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
At Ormoc Bay, John E. Johnson drove his LCVP [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel also referred to as...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Glass served in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) as an aviation radioman in Fighting...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
George Hardy does not remember when he heard that the war was over. They knew it was close because they were running...
Berle Wheeler experienced Japanese air raids but slit trenches protected him from the attacks [Annotator's Note: he was...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
Edward Grant flew two liberation missions in Hungary. People were being forced to work in ammunition factories making...
Y29 was a wonderful set up. They got there on 24 December [Annotator’s Note: 24 December 1944]. For the first time they...
Enemy fighters would come from all directions at the bombers. William Fili says they would dive fast and then turn away...
On his 22nd mission, Herbert Gross bailed out over French Indochina in Japanese territory. It took eight days to walk...
Herbert Heilbrun wore long johns under woolen pants with a warm shirt under a Mae West [Annotator's Note: inflatable...
When Calvin Moret was at Godman Field near Fort Knox [Annotator’s Note: Kentucky], he noted that Italian and German...
The day the affair took place [Annotator's Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea on 19-20 June 1944] they had not had...
Nick Cristiano enlisted in the Army Air Corps because he wanted to be a pilot. He took the exams. He went to Greensboro...
William Fili enlisted a few days after Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7...
Jack Buckner enlisted because he was patriotic. It was his duty. He always wanted to fly so it was a great opportunity...
Anne Levy and her family needed three things to get out of the Warsaw Ghetto. They had to have papers saying they were...
A typical day for Henry Schaller would start with a briefing at four o'clock in the morning. If the target was to be...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Doolan was a navigator on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber that was heavily damaged...
As a child, Christa Schneider said, living in the middle of the war zone was "terrifying." The roar of the airplanes...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...
Ryan O'Brien would get reports showing on the maps showing how the war was going. The Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's...
Surviving the aerial attack on his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber], Earl Williams and...
Harold Buell discusses his wartime experiences and his opinions of multiple dive bomber and fighter pilots who he flew...

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