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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...
Nick Cristiano enlisted in the Army Air Corps because he wanted to be a pilot. He took the exams. He went to Greensboro...
Jack Buckner enlisted because he was patriotic. It was his duty. He always wanted to fly so it was a great opportunity...
Anne Levy and her family needed three things to get out of the Warsaw Ghetto. They had to have papers saying they were...
A typical day for Henry Schaller would start with a briefing at four o'clock in the morning. If the target was to be...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Doolan was a navigator on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber that was heavily damaged...
As a child, Christa Schneider said, living in the middle of the war zone was "terrifying." The roar of the airplanes...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...
Surviving the aerial attack on his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber], Earl Williams and...
Harold Buell discusses his wartime experiences and his opinions of multiple dive bomber and fighter pilots who he flew...
Louis Conter was located between the USS Arizona (BB-39)'s turrets three and four during the attack. With the terrible...
When Martin Jacobson and his Underwater Demolition Team [Annotator's Note: UDT-3] did reconnaissance, they did not go...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
The first real fighter airplane Donald Bryan flew was the P-40D with the Merlin engine, not the Allison engine. They...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Liles served in the USAAF and flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft with the 16th...
Warren Nolan was aboard the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) when it was hit by two kamikaze aircraft on 11 May 1945. The deck...
Earl Tweed had to revamp his plans after getting off the beach and reaching high ground [Annotator's Note: Tweed had...
Henry Feldman and the 8th Infantry Division [Annotator's Note: Feldman was a member of Cannon Company, 121st Infantry...
Henry Feldman reached France during the hedgerow fighting [Annotator's Note: he landed in Normandy on 4 July 1944]. His...
Herbert Heilbrun wrote his last letter before his final mission. [Annotator's Note: A baby has been crying in the...
Assigned as a B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber] pilot, Eben Smith arrived first in...
Maurice Hackler's final mission gave him some concern. The departure of his pilot after Hackler's 30th mission meant...
Ralph Weymouth was awarded the Navy Cross for the Battle of the Philippine Sea. He was given the award for his...
Nick Cristiano says his crew were nice boys. He was anxious to go on his first mission [Annotator's Note: January 1945...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Kneflin was a tail gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber in the 53rd...
[Annotator's Note: Wendall Woodall served in the US Army Air Forces as a blister gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress...
When Donald Bryan was going to junior college the US was paying for pilot training [Annotator’s Note: the Civilian...
Fred Bergeron saw three carriers as well as battle ships, cruisers and destroyers spread out over a very wide area. The...
Robert Harris flew his first combat mission over France on D-Day. [Annotator’s Note: D-Day was on 6 June 1944 when...
Martin Richard's first mission was almost complete catastrophe. [Annotator's Note: He flew his firts mission on 6 June...
Lewis Thomas Easterling was initiated into his group [Annotator's Note: 365th Fighter Squadron, 358th Fighter Group,...
The worst part of the mission to Bremen for George Roberts was the fighters. Roberts operated his gun from the radio...
John Morrow was a radio operator on a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] based in...

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