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John Sacks' first mission was to Bremen, Germany to hit an oil refinery in that city. When they got over the target the...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Krause served in the US Army Air Forces as a flight engineer and top turret gunner on a...
Francis Dymnicki would wake up very early in the morning to prepare for a bombing mission. Daylight hours in England...
Gus Gikas was in India when he heard that the Germans had surrendered. Later, he heard of the Japanese surrender. Gikas...
After Carrol Joy arrived in England, he was sent by train to Ashford Kent. They may have been the closest base to the...
James Armstrong was assigned as a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber pilot and arrived in England in 1943. He...
Carrol Joy moved from England to France in July [Annotator’s Note: July 1944]. Afterward, his squadron would be in...
The B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bomber crews typically did not fly every day;...
Joseph Krause recalls that he didn't keep his flight log book up to date while he flew the requisite 30 missions to...
Describing a typical mission as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] waist gunner, Oscar...
The missions George McGovern flew usually required between 4,000 and 6,000 pounds of bombs, with ten of those bombs...
James Armstrong describes the basic mission profile from being awakened in the morning to briefing, to manning up the...
After D-Day, on 10 June 1944, Austin Hustead's squadron [Annotator's Note: 81st Fighter Squadron, 50th Fighter Group,...
James Ramage was not pleased with the results [Annotator's Note: the results of the US Navy's attack on the Japanese...
James Armstrong's final mission to Stuttgart, Germany. When he was awakened for the mission, he didn't know what the...
James Armstrong continues previous remarks about the need for better fighter escorts. He outlines that after the...
Wendell Woodall was in the 19th Bomb Group [Annotator's Note: 19th Bombardment Group] which initially took off from...