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Paul Bosworth had no encounters with German fighters. The only time he shot his guns was to ensure they were not frozen...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer is looking at some war souvenirs of Donald Dean Paynter and puts the camera on some...
Robert Villars' third voyage was through the South Atlantic and the Straits of Gibraltar. Entering the Mediterranean,...
On the way back [Annotator's Note: from a mission], Richard Asbury was north of Gusten, Germany. He saw two Fw-190s [...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew were the oldest and most experienced after three missions. Buschmeier and his crew flew...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer pauses the interview to adjust the camera.] Jack Rolfson went to work for American...
Otis Kight and others volunteered for the salvage party to return to Yorktown [Annotator's Note: the USS Yorktown (CV-5...
William Hall reached Sand Island in the Midway Atoll with his personal equipment. Midway was a stopping point for Pan-...
For Archibald Higgins, being away from family and friends was not easy during his service. It took a tough toll on his...
Kaliste Saloom was part of a group of 30 men who landed at Oran in North Africa [Annotator's Note: as part of Operation...
Jack Beverstein found the living conditions on Mindoro to be similar to Samar. The tents were livable. The men made the...
[Annotator's Note: Floyd Stahl served in the Navy as a storekeeper aboard the minesweeper USS Sway (AM-120).] Going...
Carl Beck does not know exactly where he parachuted into on his way to Normandy, France [Annotator's Note: in the early...
On 9 November 1942, Norman Kinsey was offshore of Casablanca and Fédala [Annotator's Note: both in Morocco]. He awoke...
In February [Annotator's Note: February 1942], Ted Wiebe was making raids on Salamaua and Lae [Annotator's Note: on the...
[Annotator's Note: Audio is not good throughout this segment.] Marvin Raymond Graham says the German fighter pilots...
It was getting dark when they took off after the Japanese fleet. The most Jack Glass had flown up to that point was...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer pauses to change tapes.] John Stanley Lee Swarts and his crew dropped bombs over...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Kneflin was a tail gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber in the 53rd...
Preflight for Henry Sherman Fouts' missions [Annotator's Note: with the 346th Bombardment Squadron, 99th Bombardment...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks John Geary to take him through the day of a bombing mission.] It is not as...
Early on, William Patrick Bonelli had to teach the pilot about flying, which he believes lead to him not being asked to...
Martin Richard's first mission [Annotator's Note: from Cheddington, England] was 6 June 1944, D-Day [Annotator's Note:...
Jack Sinise got hit a number of times [Annotator's Note: as a navigator aboard Boeing B-17 FLying Fortress heavy...
Scheduled to take part in the bombing of German held oil fields in Romania, Robert Sweatt left Portreath, England on a...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond Kaiser completed his pilot training and flew out of Miami, Florida for his next assignment...
Jack Buckner and his aircrew only flew missions in support of ground troops in invasions. For the invasion of Sicily,...
Clarence Edward "Ed" Riggs, Jr., and his crew received orders to fly to a former German base in Tunisia. There were...
William Ebersole flew his first mission in May 1945. It was a dive-bombing mission to Chichi Jima which is where George...
Charles Kitowski and the other pilots [Annotator's Note: in the 64th Fighter Squadron, 57th Fighter Group, 12th Air...
A typical mission for Carl Koone began with the officers going for briefings and the aircrew boarding trucks that took...
On Newton Dana's second mission, his plane was the last to leave the ground and as they reached the target area, he saw...
While Carl Rieman was off of Ulithi [Annotator's Note: Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands], the USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84)...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Liles served in the USAAF and flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft with the 16th...
Darrell Welch and his squadron [Annotator's Note: 27th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, 12th Air Force] kind of...
John S. Johnson became disillusioned with some of his battery mates while working the Mount Fuji Project. The "Beast of...

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