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Malcolm Johnson was a civilian contractor for Morrison-Knudsen [Annotator’s Note: American civil engineering and...
Darrell Welch liked to say that he flew from England to North Africa and started a war. Rommel [Annotator's Note:...
Their [Annotator's Note: the 92nd Bombardment Group] first mission was in September [Annotator's Note: September 1942]...
George Hood flew bombing missions against Japanese residential sections of Tokyo. That was because the enemy had...
The first thing Charles Kneflin saw when he flew over Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands], were the biggest...
Harley Bridger and his crew lived in tents with six men each. They were fortunate with their engineer. Bridger felt the...
Max Finesmith went into the briefing for his first mission before four in the morning. The plan was to takeoff by 8:30...
The day before William Albright's second mission, two B-17s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber...
Robert Rans recalls that his first mission was to Messina, Sicily and he remembers being scared as he saw the wall of...
After flight school Darrell Welch joined the 27th Squadron, which is the oldest squadron, and the 1st Group, which is...
First Lieutenant Lloyd Reese flew 11 missions as a bombardier on a B-24 for the 67th Bombardment Squadron, 44th...
The first mission during which Clayton Kelly Gross shot down an enemy plane was when he was flying with Billy D. Harris...
Shortly before colors (800 hours) on 7 December 1941, Firman Balza was standing on the starboard gallery deck, talking...
George Roberts and his crew were sent to Hampton Roads, Virginia where they boarded the USS Argentina [Annotator's Note...
Donald Bryan got five kills in one day. They had to new K14 sights and it was the first time he had ever fired with one...
Herbert Heilbrun went through the cadets with Lyle Pearson. On 29 December [Annotator's Note: 29 December 1944],...
Charles Childs was told he would be leading the Group [Annotator's Note: 2nd Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force] soon....
In 1940, when Donald Strait joined the Observation Squadron [Annotator's Note: 119th Observation Squadron], it was his...
Stewart Bass never crashed a plane but discusses an incident in Opa-locka, Florida when he was a aboard a TBM [...
Learning how to fly was quite a job for Bud Loring. He had never flown before in his life. They had civilian...
Philip Whitman first flew in June 1943. It was very difficult for him, but he blamed his instructor. He could feel his...
Once Darrell Welch decided to become a pilot, he decided it was a good calling. He never had any trouble in flight...
Harley Bridger entered the Army Air Corps in June 1943 at Camp Robinson in Little Rock [Annotator's Note: Little Rock,...
Nathan Taffel worked at a huge camp in Flossenburg, Germany. The camp included many different types of individuals...
George Hardy's unit had one loss in training at Walterboro [Annotator's Note: Walterboro Army Air Field, South Carolina...
Archibald Higgins flew the four-engine B-24J [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24J Liberator heavy bomber]. It was a...
Revis Haslett flew the Hump [Annotator's Note: the nickname given to the stretch of the Himalayas that American pilots...
George Roberts and his crewmates knew ahead of time if they were flying the next day. On the night of 7 October [...
Robert Freligh probably decided to join the navy because his brother was in the army and there was most likely some...
Winfield Zerphey was based on the southern coast of England at Dunkeswell. The airmen lived in Quonset huts. They had...
Walter Douglas and his crew were given a choice to go on a mission as a spare. They decided to go as a spare. On their...
George Hardy got news that he was going to Keesler [Annotator's Note: Keesler Field, now Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout this clip, a woman off camera interjects with comments.] James Ramsey Golden slept in...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Darrell Welch to explain how missions escorting bombers went for him.] They...
When Maurice Hackler went overseas, he was a member of a crew flying a single B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Charles Brooks saw purple flak on his first combat mission off the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6...

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