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John Keema and a lot of the guys he flew with had qualms about the Münster raid. Unfortunately he did not have anyone...
Joseph Armanini describes how he thought regarding his survival. He describes his sense of confidence and also his...
On the Memmingen mission, which was the first day after he arrived, the ball turret gunner was killed on another plane...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalled the date he shot the jet down was in April of 1945. The last month of the war they could...
Clarence Anderson's group came across a straggling B-17 and decided to head out to escort it. While they were on their...
John Luckadoo was the operations officer of the 350th Bombardment Squadron, 100th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force...
When Alexander Vraciu bailed out over the Philippines he was at about 300 or 400 feet when his parachute opened up. He...
Yellin recalls that the Japanese were in the caves. One person described that the Japanese were not on Iwo Jima, but...
Henderson's outfit was hit by enemy fighters pretty heavy on one mission. His plane was not hit. It was a long mission...
Freddie Ohr sat down and everybody sat around him to keep him warm. Ohr got up and looked around and realized there was...
Leonard Spivey lived in a combine, which was a group of six prisoners in one living space. They were allowed to stay...
K.D. Jones was Karr's pointer on the gun mount. Jones and Karr were able to get down and crawl out onto the deck. They...
John Noack notes that it was a sad day when they returned to base. Everyone was down about it. Too many of the guys...
On his first tour, Feightner was officially credited with 4 kills but he knows he shot down 12. Feightner shot down 31...
John Keema’s crew was forced to abort and did not fly the Schweinfurt mission. Münster was Keema’s fifteenth mission...
Joseph Armanini explains how he never thought or worried about dying, he was more worried about his mother not knowing...
When Clarence Anderson returned from R and R [Annotator's Note: rest and relaxation or recuperation] he was ordered to...
To Dr. Roscoe Brown, strafing missions were more dangerous than bomber escort missions because they [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Leon Grunte to talk about August 1944.] He received an invitation from the...
Frank Kubiak requested a change to heavier weaponry on his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)]. It resulted...
As commanding officer of fighter squadron VMF-111 [Annotator's Note: Marine Fighter Squadron 111 (VMF-111)] in Dallas [...
Robert Harris was based in England for one year at a base called Barkston Heath near Grantham. [Annotator’s Note: the...
Cleveland Peterson landed in Karachi, India. There was a British airbase with a huge dirigible hanger. The P-40s [...
Frank Dominic Lanzetta was transferred to the USS Achernar (AKA-53). While serving aboard the Achernar, Lanzetta took...
Robert Harris was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1922. The years of the Great Depression were tough. It hit hard in...
Donald Schlenger only had nine people in the Central Fire Control Group. [Annotator's Note: Schlenger was in charge of...
William Patrick Bonelli transferred to England. For the first six months, he served as an aircraft maintenance advisor...
After reaching India, Herbert Gross saw his plane reworked to bring it to standard for the CBI [Annotator's Note: the...
Henry Bourgeois' first air to air combat was over Bougainville. When the dive bombers went into their dive, the entire...
James Sandoz's battery [Annotator's Note: Battery A, 554th AAA (AW) Battalion, 29th Infantry Division] was credited...
Norman Bussel and his crew were headed towards Berlin, Germany on 29 April 1944 on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress....
Eugene Vaadi was assigned to the 385th Bombardment Group and flew 19 missions over Europe hitting Berlin, Nurenberg,...
John W. Towle was flying towards his target with its flying bombs. The Germans placed their antiaircraft weapons in...
On his seventeenth mission, Robert Sweatt was returning from Ludwigshafen, Germany when Jimmy Stewart [Annotator's Note...
Eugene Vaadi went to the Philippines as part of the 581st Air Resupply and Communications Squadron, 13th Air Force,...
On Martin Richard's last mission, the British were pinned down on the beachhead around Caen [Annotator's Note: Caen,...

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