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Stewart Bass flew a TBM Avenger [Annotator's Note: Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber] during the Second World War. He...
Henry A. Tacket was a Radioman 1st Class aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532). He was a 1st Class Petty Officer. He would...
Herbert Heilbrun did not care which theater he fought in as long as he was a part of the war. He got into training late...
Walter Nelson had a different pilot for his first raid. The pilot’s name was Lieutenant Womper [Annotators Note: unsure...
Paul J. Frisco and his fellow crewmen were not intimidated by the threat of kamikazes because of their supreme...
When Lowell Brueland changed from Mustangs [Annotator’s Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] to...
Herbert Gross has a vivid memory of an experience with the B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
Edward Stone and his submarine [Annotator’s Note: USS Bumper (SS-333)] deployed to the Southwest Pacific after a 30 day...
Donald Witmer recalls that toward the end of the campaign [Annotator's Note: the Okinawa Campaign], scuttlebutt had it...
Stewart Bass participated in the sinking of the Japanese battleship Yamato on 7 April 1945. Weather conditions were not...
Opal Grapes saw the first patients arriving by midmorning or noon [Annotator’s Note: on D-Day, 6 June 1944]. The...
Calvin Moret saw about half of his Tuskegee flight class dropout of training. That was about on par with that of the...
Before that, while instructing in SB2As [Annotator's Note: Brewster SB2A Buccaneer light scout bomber], Clayton Fisher...
The missions James Kemp McLaughlin flew without fighter cover were much tougher missions. When they took off, P-47s [...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Dietzel served in the USAAF as a copilot on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in the...
On 20 September and 18 December [Annotator's Note: 1943] Robert Liles had very successful mission. They were moving...
The twenty-first and the twenty-second missions stick out in James Siracuse's mind. On the twenty-first mission,...
They [Annotator's Note: Malcolm Higgins and his crew] did everything they could do to keep their plane in the air after...
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
Paul J. Frisco was aboard a Fletcher-class destroyer, the USS Cushing (DD-797), during World War 2. He was impressed...
Donald Wilson reported to San Francisco for duty assignment at Pearl Harbor aboard the USS New Orleans (CA-32). The...
Joseph Brannan reached Tulagi on the USS Niagara (AGP-1) [Annotator's Note: the USS Niagara (PG-52) was redesignated...
The guys at Midway knew that the Navy was out there but not where they were. Sumner Whitten was at Midway when an SBD [...
Perry Smith worked with CNN during the Gulf War as a military advisor. He also worked with CBS and Brian Williams and...
Jack Skaggs was on Wake Island during the first Japanese bombing raids on the islands. The Marines had assigned VMF-211...
Dale Peterson's battlestation on the USS San Juan (CL-54) was a five inch 38 caliber gun mount that had a seven man...
Albert Porche was in Italy when the war in Europe ended. The men were to be transferred to Sweden but with the end, the...
By the early days of May [Annotator’s Note: May 1945], Clyde East and most Americans knew the war was over. The Allied...
C. Charles Collie heard on 6 August [Annotator's Note: 1945] that the atomic bomb had been used on Hiroshima. He knew...
Among his other responsibilities, Robert Gurr managed several newspaper routes during World War 2. As a paperboy, he...
Teddy Kirkpatrick reflects on the events in his life during World War 2, beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor. He...
Bryan and Kirk Noyes had a very good relationship. Bryan was flying a P-51D10 out of an airfield south of London...
Constance Negrotto worked at the huge facility built by Andrew Jackson Higgins at Michoud [Annotator’s Note: near New...
Constance Negrotto heard about the PBY job from the high school principal at Rabouin [Annotator’s Note: the PBY...
Bruno Viani spent about a week in Marseilles after his arrival. There was a dock strike there so the troops helped...
James Livaudais toured the third floor of the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion of The National WWII Museum with multiple...

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