Bailing out/loss of plane

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Jack Sanders felt that despite its bad reputation, the B-24 [Annotator’s Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber...
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...
In late January or early February [Annotator’s Note: late January or early February 1945] the Battle of the Bulge ended...
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,...
Clyde East was provided a week of instruction after his transfer to the United States Army Air Forces. That was to...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had another pilot for a few missions because the pilot was on leave. Fitzroy [Annotator's...
Darold Rice and his men made their way over the sand dunes and passed by the bodies of several dead Germans. They came...
Clyde East was in Japan flying missions over Korea three or four weeks after the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. He...
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...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...
The sole duty of Clyde East and his squadron during the Battle of the Bulge was to perform reconnaissance flights in...
Frank Buschmeier got seven letters in one day at Stalag Luft IV. One of the men volunteered to read his letters for him...
Clyde East shot down his second German fighter just prior to the Battle of the Bulge near Frankfurt, Germany. He was on...
Sabol was born in 1924 and knew when the war broke out that he would have to serve in one branch or another. He chose...
Sherman was born and raised near Toledo, Ohio. He attended school in Toledo. He was fortunate enough to take classes at...
John Noack went on to fly on 1 December to fly his 13th mission. It also happened to be Noack’s 24th birthday. He came...
Jones believes that the raid was important and worth the risk and cost. After the raid the men just kept on going.Jones...
The torpedo planes flew into Espiritu Santo. They stayed on Espiritu Santo for about a week. They sent 6 TBF's [...
John Noack got the emergency radio set up. Noack had a little difficulty getting everything set up. Noack got seasick...
One of Clarence Anderson's men came across a German pilot shooting at men in parachutes. He shot the German down and...
[Annotator’s Note: This segment was a time code drop from the beginning of the second tape.] Joseph Armanini discusses...
Freddie Ohr went from Corsica Italy to Medina, Italy. They flew out of there on a short steel runway. They flew all of...
One of the new pilots from Vejtasa's group got lost during the battle. He tried to make it to Guadalcanal but couldn't...
Sabol was flying at 28,500 feet when he was shot down. He had heard about other guys being shot at by fighter planes on...
Onesi recalls the aircraft flying in a very tight V formation to protect each other. They bombed their targets during...
During the second Truk raid Alexander Vraciu was on a morning hop escorting bombers when they were attacked by a group...
They started flying and did not quit flying from that point on. Geraldine Nyman was stationed in Long Beach, California...
In January 1944, Yellin was sent to Thunderbird Field in Arizona. That was where he took his primary training. He was...

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