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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
William Albright got along well with this crew. There were two or three of them who did things together. They were 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...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout this clip, a woman off camera interjects with comments.] James Ramsey Golden finally got...
Philip Whitman's 33rd mission was flown on 13 February 1945 over an oil refinery in Vienna, Austria. It was 53 degrees...
William Albright was a ball turret gunner [Annotator's Note: on Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber number 42-...
James McDermott was not in England as early as the 305th Bombardment Group was. They had sent 16 planes on the...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Bosworth served in the USAAF as a tail gunner on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber in...
After the normal briefing for Virgil Faust's second mission, he and the crew weren't much worried about the flight....
On the mission to bomb Manila, Herbert Gross' B-24 Liberator [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
Howard Anderson soon found out General LeMay [Annotator's Note: US Army Air Forces Major General, later United States...

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