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Lloyd Guillory had two eventful missions he would never forget. On a mission before he reached Ie-Shima, Guillory flew...
Harry Carlson does not recall his first mission target. The B-29s [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very...
George Hood's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] had its nose wheel strut struck by a...
Harold Buell and his fellow "Cactus Airforce" pilots searched the Slot for enemy ships. The enemy had Zero [Annotator's...
The USS Twiggs (DD-591), according to Donald Witmer, was then assigned to Roger Peter 2, a radar picket station, which...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] received the Silver Star, Bronze Star with an arrowhead and the Purple Heart...
Following the end of the war, Patrick Russell flew in other carrier squadrons [Annotator's Note: after Composite...
John Morrow does not really remember his first mission as a radio operator on a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
By the time the United States dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Robert Leese had completed his...
Jack Lengsfield says that although he thought about the moral implications of bombing cities, he had no qualms and...
Thomas Ard Sylvest landed on Iwo Jima, Japan shortly after the United States had secured the island. His squadron [...
Herbert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in nine...
Rollins Rosenzweig was part of the aircraft carrier naval air cover for the invasion of Iwo Jima. [Annotator's Note:...
Prior to jumping on D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944], some of the fellas...
John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division chased the Germans after leaving Ormont, Germany and arrived in a nearby...
Around the time Paul Dietzel flew his first mission, General Curtis LeMay had gone to the Pacific to take over the 20th...
Around five on the morning of 6 June 1944, Eveline Peardon and her family were awoken by the sound of heavy artillery...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Jack Sanders took off unusually early on the day of the Normandy invasion [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944]. It was...
David Olson landed on Utah Beach on D plus 1. Part of his command was on another ship, the Susan B. Anthony [Annotator...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
John Howland had been involved in Operation Fortitude in deceiving the Germans before D-Day. They were not affected by...
William Greer was sent to a small camp in England [Annotator’s Note: after his deployment across the Atlantic Ocean]....
After a brief stay on Saipan, David Fisher and his crewmates were sent to Guam to join the 39th Bomb Group, 314th Bomb...
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
Martin Brignac had no idea of what the Japanese were going to do along the coast. They had to try and do anything they...
Bryghte Davis Godbold observed incoming Japanese aircraft flying at a low level. They flew over the islands and...
Harold Joslin was an intercept operator [Annotator's Note: communication code specialist who interpreted enemy coded...
Revis Haslett went to Miami, Florida for the trip overseas around the middle of November [Annotator's Note: November...
Since the unit Gus Gikas led was intended to replace another unit in India that had been deployed for two years, their...
The flight to Chakulia, India took John Elliott and his B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy...
David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion] went through Camp Shanks en...
George Roberts took part in the 6 March [Annotator's Note: 6 March 1944] raid over Berlin during which 69 bombers were...
Dale Peterson felt the Okinawa campaign to be the most difficult. He was at battle stations 113 times. Fear of death...
Walter Douglas was on a bombardment mission near Berlin, Germany. After he dropped his bombs, he lost one of his...
Harold Buell flew both the Douglas SBD Dauntless and the Curtis SB2C Helldiver dive bombers. There were positive and...

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