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As Ralph Weymouth approached the Japanese fleet, he saw that it was organized in a typical formation for ships at sea....
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
This action was the one during which Robert Liles got his first confirmed kill. It was a Zero [Annotator's Note:...
There were always air raids to deal with, according to Arthur Davis, during his duty in the Pacific. The Japanese...
For Robert Inghram, Dieppe was his big day [Annotator's Note: the Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942]. That...
Paul Bosworth was on a bombing mission just west of Dresden [Annotator's Note: Dresden, Germany]. They would normally...
In early 1954, Bernard Marcus was visited by a colonel with the Signal Corps in Washington. The officer had been told...
Wallace Jeffery arrived in Scotland and was transported by train to his new camp in England. He stayed there for four...
At Langley airbase, John Alison switched over to P-36 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-36 Hawk] pursuit aircraft. In a...
Clyde East was born in 1921 on a Virginia tobacco farm. He had eight brothers and sisters. His father was a share...
Ernst Schrader was born on a large estate that his father worked on near Hamburg, Germany in October 1919. Hamburg was...
Gail Halvorsen was born in October 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He and his family moved to Garland, Utah. He competed...
Marigold "Margot" McNeely was born in London, England in 1926. She moved from London to a small seaside resort called...
Fred L. Keller Jr. was born Algiers, Louisiana in January 1924. After he graduated high school, he got a job working at...
Dracos Burke was born in September 1919 in New Iberia, Louisiana at a time when automobiles were rare. His father was a...
Fernando Serna was born in Laredo, Texas in October 1922. He was a senior in high school when the war started. He was...
Elisabeth Bolster was born in the Bavarian region in Germany. Upon arriving in the United States, she discovered that...
Blanche Marie (Gregory) Barnes Gangwere was born in 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up near Northeast High...
When the war started, Joseph DeMott was still working as a radio operator. His group was scheduled to take off for...
Albert Porche went into the service after Pearl Harbor was attacked. The armed forces were trying to recruit as many...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
At Ormoc Bay, John E. Johnson drove his LCVP [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel also referred to as...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Glass served in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) as an aviation radioman in Fighting...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
George Hardy does not remember when he heard that the war was over. They knew it was close because they were running...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
Y29 was a wonderful set up. They got there on 24 December [Annotator’s Note: 24 December 1944]. For the first time they...
On his 22nd mission, Herbert Gross bailed out over French Indochina in Japanese territory. It took eight days to walk...
Herbert Heilbrun wore long johns under woolen pants with a warm shirt under a Mae West [Annotator's Note: inflatable...
When Calvin Moret was at Godman Field near Fort Knox [Annotator’s Note: Kentucky], he noted that Italian and German...
The day the affair took place [Annotator's Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea on 19-20 June 1944] they had not had...
Anne Levy and her family needed three things to get out of the Warsaw Ghetto. They had to have papers saying they were...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...

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