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Edward Grant flew his first mission in March 1945. He took for granted that he might be shot down. His airfield did not...
Charles Graves Chauncey's first mission was to Truk Island [Annotator's Note: Truk Lagoon or Chuuk Lagoon, Federated...
Mason Brownell Fitch determined that radar was very important when flying missions into Japan. The terrain was much...
Robert Bueker and his crew [Annotator's Note: in the 454th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force] had a lot of secondary...
Early on 24 March [Annotator's Note: 24 March 1945], Jack Lengsfield was called into a briefing on what was to be the...
Irwin Stovroff was based in Shipdham Airfield outside of Norwich, England. Norwich was the central point for many of...
John W. Towle flew his first missions over flying bomb sights in France. [Annotator's Note: The V-1 rocket bomb and V-2...
Homer Cole flew 19 missions [Annotator's Note: Cole served in the US Army Air Forces as a tail gunner aboard...
Chester Brewer went by train to Deopham Green, which was near his airbase [Annotator's Note: Royal Air Force Deopham...
Paul James Grubb was assigned to bombing runs over the Alps into France after a few days [Annotator's Note: he had...
Antonio C. Rodriquez flew towards the latter part of the war when few Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note: the German Air Force...
John Howland and his B-17 bomber crewmates were assigned to the 381st Bomb Group based at Ridgewell, England. They...
John Paul and his aircrew arrived in England in January 1944. [Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Paul if he flew...
Harold Gournay flew out of Italy for 18 or 19 missions [Annotator's Note: Gournay served in the USAAF as a waist gunner...
Edward Field was a navigator and an officer but also enjoyed associating with enlisted men. He discovered that one of...
[Annotator's Note: Warren Schmitt served in the US Army Air Forces as a gunner on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
Capers Andrews Holmes, Jr. experienced enemy fire returning from a bombing mission to Hamm, Germany on 22 April 1944....
[Annotator's Note: Jack Keller's wife assists him throughout this clip as he had a stroke and has trouble remembering...
Robert A. Stachel [Annotator's Note: a tail gunner in the 351st Bombardment Squadron, 100th Bombardment Group] was part...
The usual aim points for a bombing mission that Maurice Hackler flew were manufacturing, oil and transportation,...
[Annotator's Note: James "Jim" Marshall served in the US Army Air Forces as a radio operator aboard Boeing B-29...
Ingrid Radke-Azvedo could tell who was bombing Berlin at night by the sounds of the planes [Annotator's Note: Berlin...
Paul James Grubb was part of the air war in support of the fierce ground fighting in the Alps before the German forces...
When Carey Eleser was in port in Southampton, England, they were able to go into town. He would go to movies and the...
[Annotator's Note: There is a break in the video then the video starts while Alfred Pierse Murphy is mid-sentence.] He...
Bombing Japan was a joint effort, according to Donald F. Goyette. He remembers loading bombs onto his squadron's [...
Edward Nacey flew a lot of missions to bomb bridges, railroad yards, and marshaling yards. Most of his missions were...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. remembers the mission flown to Vienna [Annotator's Note: Vienna, Austria]. Although the 8th...
Paul James Grubb experienced his worse raid over Vienna [Annotator's Note: Vienna, Austria]. His only wound resulted...
Raymond Kaiser says it was not much of a war [Annotator's Note: in the China, Burma, India Theater]; not like in Europe...
Robert "Bob" Lowry went to Great Lakes [Annotator's Note: Naval Station Great Lakes, North Chicago, Illinois] for boot...
Tsuyin Soong was born in January 1933 in Hunan Province, China. He has two brothers and two sisters. He remembers the...
Aubrey Bradley had always wanted to fly, but had never been in an airplane before he entered the Army Air Corps. His...
Reverend Doctor Lamar Edward Smith's oldest brother, John Joseph, whose nickname was "Jody", enlisted in the Navy prior...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks about Jack Buckner's last mission as a bombardier.] They would wake up around...
At the end of 1943, the Japanese made Bruno S. Rinas and his comrades build an airport outside of Manila [Annotator's...

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