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Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
Jack Sanders felt that despite its bad reputation, the B-24 [Annotator’s Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber...
Jack Brukman and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 498th Bombardment Group, 73rd Bombardment Wing] eventually moved from...
Jack Brukman realized that the big problem was that they were bombing from great heights and could not hit the target [...
James Siracuse was waiting to board the plane [Annotator's Note: for his 22nd mission]. One of his gunners said that he...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
Herbertert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
Martin Carmody took a course that would be parallel to the island. He made a good landing in the ocean but the force of...
In late January or early February [Annotator’s Note: late January or early February 1945] the Battle of the Bulge ended...
For Robert Inghram, Dieppe was his big day [Annotator's Note: the Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942]. That...
At Langley airbase, John Alison switched over to P-36 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-36 Hawk] pursuit aircraft. In a...
Ralph Weymouth was awarded the Navy Cross for the Battle of the Philippine Sea. He was given the award for his...
Herbert Heilbrun went through the cadets with Lyle Pearson. On 29 December, Heilbrun lost track of Pearson who was...
[Annotators note. Heilbrun is showing a photograph of Lyle Pearson and himself to the interviewer]. Herbert Heilbrun...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT13,...
In January 1943, James Kemp McLaughlin was ordered to fly the commanding general, Lieutenant General Jacob Devers, and...
Clyde East was provided a week of instruction after his transfer to the United States Army Air Forces. That was to...
John Alison flew with Tex Hill [Annotator's Note: later Brigadier General David Lee Hill, known as Tex to friends and...
Fred Bergeron was 19 years old when he took part in the Battle of Midway. He did not really have any idea just how...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had another pilot for a few missions because the pilot was on leave. Fitzroy [Annotator's...
From California they went to Kwajalein. There, Wendall Woodall tried to talk his radar operator into trying some...
Darold Rice and his men made their way over the sand dunes and passed by the bodies of several dead Germans. They came...
George Linker was sick with yellow jaundice while he was on the front. He was pulled back from the action [Annotator's...
After returning to the USS Enterprise (CV-6), they [Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody and his rear seat gunner John...
Clyde East was in Japan flying missions over Korea three or four weeks after the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. He...
From Oceana, Virginia, Lloyd Duncan and VT-3 [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 3] flew patrols looking for German...
Delano Brister witnessed the Louisiana Maneuvers in 1941. The operations took up much of central Louisiana including...
James Crane’s brother was taken prisoner by the Germans [Annotator’s Note: after being shot down over the Ploesti...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
Charles Moore flew in the major airborne operation to cross the Rhine River. Like the operation into Holland, this was...
Revis Haslett initially wanted to join the Marines but went into the Army Air Forces instead. He was working with a...
Calvin Moret was still a 19 year old teenager when his mother pinned his wings on him. The war in the Pacific ended...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...

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