Bailing out/loss of plane

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They got to the target [Annotator’s Note: Bridge on the River Kwai] at 9:00 in the morning and no other aircraft were...
Leonard Spivey enjoyed his baptism by fire on his first mission. Their first mission was on 22 June and they went to...
The only thing Baynham recalls about any of his missions except for Dessau was the flak.The day after he was shot down...
Alexander Jefferson’s plane name was “Bubble Blue Subsoil” [Annotator’s Note: Jefferson became quiet and was lost in...
Gatewood led his squadron on his fourth mission. At 1 point during the raid he was all by himself and had to pull up to...
Fw190s [Annotator's Note: German Focke Wulf 190 interceptor aircraft] attacked the group the day Oscar Johnson was shot...
[Annotators Note: Richard Cole served in the USAAF as a pilot flying B-25 Mitchell medium with the 17th Bombardment...
John Gibbons does not believe that there was much gloom and doom when they were told during the briefing that the...
Loevsky washed out as a pilot and went to Navigation school. He graduated from navigation school in Hondo, Texas in...
Yellin taxied and saw mounds of Japanese bodies [Annotator's Note: on Iwo Jima]. Bulldozers were pushing the bodies...
They got to the target [Annotator’s Note: Burma railway] at 9:00 in the morning and no other aircraft were there. They...
It was surprising to Baynham when his parachute opened. He could see a power line that he was being blown toward. He...
The planes did not form up, instead they headed out one by one. They also did not go up to their normal cruising height...
On 12 May 1944, there was a big air raid with 800 bombers and top cover from Hub Zemke and his wolf pack. They came...
When Richard Candelaria returned to base he did rolls to signify his victories. The crew chiefs could tell that the...
Butch O'Hare [Annotator's Note: Edward Henry “Butch” O’Hare] really invented the Thatch Weave and Thatch's name was...
John Keema and his group arrived in Framlingham in mid-July around the time of the Hamburg raids. Keema got to go into...
Wiley stayed on the Portland [Annotator's Note: US Navy heavy cruiser USS Portland, CA-33] for 2 days and slept on the...
When Loevsky opened the nose turret to free the bombardier, the bombardier attempted to put on his shoes; according to...
Yellin recalls strafing runs on Chici-jima which was about a hundred or so miles from Iwo Jima. Yellin strafed the...
Steve Pisanos scored his first victory on 21 May [Annotators Note: 21 May 1943]. They had taken bombers to Frankfurt,...
Leonard Spivey notes that the Schweinfurt experience was his major experience in combat. It is considered to be one of...
Ardell Bollinger learned about his mission to France the night before 23 September. [Annotator’s Note: Bollinger is...
After losing his thumb Rall was out of combat for a while because his wound was infected.He went back to his wing early...
Wiley noted that there were no other survivors of his plane. His wingman returned to the Enterprise [Annotator's Note:...
There was a set procedure for ditching an airplane which they had practiced before. Everyone except the pilot and...
They were two days at sea when the PA system came on informing them that the group was headed for Tokyo [Annotators...
Norman Kleiss could not see if the bombs from the next two planes hit. When he made his run, he lined up on the big red...
Rankin got two confirmed, one probable, and one "damaged" during a fight on 15 March [Annotator’s Note: 1944]. All of...
In September Henderson was on a flight to China as navigator. He was with a crew that had to bail out on the flight...
Leonard Spivey did not have a full crew for the mission. On the Schweinfurt mission Spivey was the squadron lead...
As they went out, they saw a lone destroyer or possibly a light cruiser. They went to find the carrier but they did not...
Lepla took off with the strike group on the morning of the Battle of Santa Cruz [Annotator's Note: 26 October 1942]....
After John Keema’s navigator Frank Delarmie [Annotator’s Note: unsure of spelling] was killed they were assigned a new...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Clayton Kelly Gross had to make an emergency landing on Omaha Beach before he went home. He flew a mission over the...

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