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Andrew Kiniry rejoined his unit [Annotator's Note: 45th Evacuation Hospital] at Eupen, Belgium near the German border....
Archibald Higgins was in the Palau Islands with the mission of keeping those islands neutralized and flying missions to...
Donald W. Bertino fired his 90mm [Annotator's Note: 90mm antiaircraft gun] first in Dinant, Belgium. It was a hurry up...
During a mission, Walter Bala's plane was hit over the target. A shell came through the plane and knocked out his...
Palermo, Messina and Sicily [Annotator's Note: all in Italy] were very severe targets for Jack Buckner due to the...
Norma Jean Ford Beard only knew that her father was a pilot and was killed until she was 13 years old. [Annotator's...
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Kneflin was a tail gunner on a Boeing B-29 Superfortressvery heavy bomber in the 53rd...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
James Morehead discusses his aerial victory while he was on an escort mission over Romania. He saw two planes that...
Archie Maltbie and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 388th Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group] began flying missions...
As a member of a new P-47 [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft] fighter group [Annotator's...
They started flying and did not quit flying from that point on. Geraldine Nyman was stationed in Long Beach, California...
[Annotator's Note: Alfred Taddeo served in the Navy as a fighter pilot aboard the USS Nassau (CVE-16) in the Aleutian...
James Marks was on a ship that was carrying people to American Samoa. The ship tied up at the pier and he decided to...
After finishing his training, Donald Scott was put on a troop ship to the 8th Air Force field in Knettishall, England...
Selwyn Gilmore and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 52nd Bombardment Squadron, 29th Bombardment Group, 314th Bombardment...
Robert G. Frey crossed the Rhine River in March [Annotator's Note: March 1945]. The Air Force had taken out most of the...
Patrick Russell returned to the United States after the war. He received orders to report to Pensacola to form another...
The following morning, Leon Williamson was sent to attack two heavy cruisers west of Midway Island [Annotator's Note:...
It was a month or more before Robert Heller became the pilot of a new crew. As new personnel came in, especially top...
Al Currier was able to learn to operate a tank [Annotator's Note: M3 Stuart light tank] when the Army sent 20 prewar...
William Albright got along well with this crew. There were two or three of them who did things together. They were the...
[Annotator's Note: There is background noise throughout this clip.] Jack Sinise had heard about the B-17 [Annotator's...
Ray Fitzgerald was right behind the pilot and copilot in the top turret in the B-24 [Annotator's Note: he was the...
Jack Sanders felt that despite its bad reputation, the B-24 [Annotator’s Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond Cauble flew Martin B-26 Marauder medium bombers out of Tampa, Florida.]. Before you could...
Claud Neal Fristoe, Jr. and his crew mates used skip bombing [Annotator's Note: a low level bombing technique that...
Floyd Horne was fortunate that his first combat mission was short. It was near Calais [Annotator's Note: Calais, Hauts-...
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 [...
Virgil Faust's first mission overseas was to Flushing, Belgium, which was a milk run [Annotator's Note: slang term used...
Chester Strunk and his crewmates who were originally assigned together had flown with separate crews until they were...
Robert Tyler Oakes was a radio operator [Annotator's Note: on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber in the 340th...
In August 1944, Archie Maltbie had a mission against a bridge across the Seine River. Fragments of German units were...
On 20 July 1944, Richard Henry Hamilton and his crew on their B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy...

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