Bailing out/loss of plane

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Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
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 [...
On the mission to bomb Manila, Herbert Gross' B-24 Liberator [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
They had never seen rockets before they were attacked with them one day. A rocket hit Vincent Pale's B-24 [Annotator's...
Jack Leaming and his SBD pilot had just completed their bombing run on Marcus Island when the antiaircraft fire became...
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...
Harold Gournay flew out of Italy for 18 or 19 missions [Annotator's Note: Gournay served in the USAAF as a waist gunner...
After surrendering to the German soldier [Annotator's Note: see segment titled Shot Down Over Ludwigshafen], John Sacks...
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...
George Roberts took part in the 6 March [Annotator's Note: 6 March 1944] raid over Berlin during which 69 bombers were...
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...
On his 22nd mission, Herbert Gross bailed out over French Indochina in Japanese territory. It took eight days to walk...
Ralph Weymouth was awarded the Navy Cross for the Battle of the Philippine Sea. He was given the award for his...
The worst part of the mission to Bremen for George Roberts was the fighters. Roberts operated his gun from the radio...
Max Finesmith went into the briefing for his first mission before four in the morning. The plan was to takeoff by 8:30...
Herbert Heilbrun went through the cadets with Lyle Pearson. On 29 December, Heilbrun lost track of Pearson who was...
Robert Whitcomb went overseas on a converted cruise liner. After arriving in Liverpool he was sent to Chelveston Air...
George Roberts and his crewmates knew ahead of time if they were flying the next day. On the night of 7 October [...
[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...
The missions George McGovern flew usually required between 4,000 and 6,000 pounds of bombs, with ten of those bombs...
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...

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