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Walter Douglas and his crew were given a choice to go on a mission as a spare. They decided to go as a spare. On their...
George Hardy got news that he was going to Keesler [Annotator's Note: Keesler Field, now Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi...
When Maurice Hackler went overseas, he was a member of a crew flying a single B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Charles Brooks saw purple flak on his first combat mission off the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6...
Jack Rolfson remembered there was a time when his squadron [Annotator's Note: 427th Bombardment Squadron, 303rd...
Charles McGee liked the P-51 [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] because it had more speed...
[Annotator's Note: Herbert Heilbrun is showing a photograph of Lyle Pearson, a squadronmate of Heilbrun's, and himself...
Lisle Neher took part in all five of the fire bomb mission. On those missions they would fly between 300 feet and 700...
Dr. Roscoe Brown's first mission was to a target in Austria. All of the mission targets looked the same from 25,000...
In late October 1944, while flying a combat mission, Walter Douglas witnessed an air collision. Two B-17s [Annotator's...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT13,...
Louis Zamperini thought that the mission [Annotator's Note: to bomb Wake Island] was a piece of cake because they were...
Stewart Bass flew off the Lexington [Annotator's Note: USS Lexington (CV-16)] to the Japanese home islands over Tokyo...
In 1944, Kenneth A. Lafleur and the 22nd Bombardment Group, 5th Air Force were sent to an airfield in Finschhafen, New...
John W. Towle was stationed at Rattlesden, England. There are reunions with veterans of the 448th held in Rattlesden....
Cyril Buchert was stationed on Biak. He was overseas for a full year. He saw few locals except when he was in Manila en...
Jack Sanders had the opportunity to take leave in London and some of the other towns of England while he was stationed...
George Hardy flew out of Ramitelli [Annotator's Note: Ramitelli, Italy]. They would take off to the east, out over the...
Paul Hissey flew P-38s [Annotator's Note: Lockheed P-38 Lighting fighter aircraft] during his time in Europe. He...
Robert Swan and the other officers in his squadron, Patrol Squadron 44 or VP-44, did everything underground while they...
George Hardy retired from the Air Force in 1971. He did fly in Vietnam. The AC-119 [Annotator's Note: Fairchild C-119...
In the early part of 1943, Robert H. "Bob" Harris volunteered for overseas duty. In June he was finally shipped out....
During the two years Robert Liles was in China the supply situation improved a little. They were able to get more...
John Alison flew with Tex Hill [Annotator's Note: later Brigadier General David Lee Hill, known as Tex to friends and...
James McDermott considered the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress the best airplane there was. He did not like the B-24 [...
Cyril Buchert as well as all the units flying off the island [Annotator's Note: New Guinea] were referred to as the "...
Jack Rolfson did not like the missions where he had to go behind enemy lines. When he was in the service, the Army...
John Elliott said he was very lucky to have had an excellent crew. On one night mission, they were going up to about 4,...
Samuel Jenkins remembers the raid on Hammelburg. [Annotator's Note: The Hammelburg Raid or Task Force Baum was the...
Samuel Malta voyaged from New Zealand to New Caledonia. He imbibed a potent whiskey while at Nouméa. Missing his ride...
Francis Dymnicki flew missions from France against Germany. There were few days off because of the perilous times. When...
John Morrow was very angry about the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor so he joined the Army. It was a done deal...
Elisabeth Bolster was on the farm for six years [Annotator's Note: Bolster and her mother found refuge on a farm 20 or...
Madeleine Peters and her family evacuated in front of the advancing Germans [Annotator's Note: the Germans invaded...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had another pilot for a few missions because the pilot was on leave. Fitzroy [Annotator's...
Eduardo Alberto Peniche Carvajal recalled his first time jumping out of the plane was exciting and apprehensive....

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