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[Annotator's Note: Dr. Roscoe Brown served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
Andrew Kiniry rejoined his unit [Annotator's Note: 45th Evacuation Hospital] at Eupen, Belgium near the German border....
Donald W. Bertino fired his 90mm [Annotator's Note: 90mm antiaircraft gun] first in Dinant, Belgium. It was a hurry up...
A lot Darrell Welch's colleagues [Annotator’s Note: fellow fighter pilots] did not make it. Some wound up in prison...
In England, Darrell Welch worked with the British. They told them the enemy was tough. The British had gotten Spitfires...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Alice Howie's husband was killed in an aerial dogfight in Europe and was buried by a French prisoner...
James Morehead discusses his aerial victory while he was on an escort mission over Romania. He saw two planes that...
As a member of a new P-47 [Annotator's Note: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft] fighter group [Annotator's...
John Stanley Lee Swarts and his crew would be briefed the day before and the morning of a mission. They would go over...
When Robert Liles arrived in China, he and the other pilots lived in hostels. They also had Chinese room boys that took...
Jack Sinise arrived in England in January 1944 [Annotator's Note: and joined the 379th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force...
On 11 December 1941, Charles Harrison was at Toki Point, which had a panoramic view, and could see five ships...
Prior to becoming the postmaster, Walter Bowsher had manned three inch antiaircraft guns. He was familiar with those...
Carl Rieman said if the planes could have carried more ammunition, he could have gotten more enemy kills. The Japanese...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
On 22 December [Annotator's Note: 22 December 1941], James Morehead headed south from San Francisco, California for...
In the main camp [Annotator's Note: Hoten Camp, Mukden, Manchuria; present day China], Malcolm Ernest and the prisoners...
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...
In August 1944, Archie Maltbie had a mission against a bridge across the Seine River. Fragments of German units were...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Henry Lederer what his first combat encounter was like.] It was an amazing...
John Symons had basic training at Jefferson Barracks [Annotator's Note: Jefferson Barracks Military Post, Lemay,...
On the 8th [Annotator's Note: 8 May 1942, the second day of the Battle of Coral Sea], Norman Sterrie knew it was going...
Norman Sterrie participated in the Battle of Coral Sea on 7 and 8 May. [Annotator's Note: 7 and 8 May 1942. Sterrie was...
Otis Kight's squadron, VF-42 [Annotator's Note: Fighting Squadron 42 (VF-42), USS Yorktown (CV-5)] had the bulk of the...
Stephen Ananian flew 63 combat missions. In every major skirmish and dogfight he was in he never got hit. During the...
Walter Nelson loved the airplane he flew in [Annotators Note: TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bombers]. It was slow but...
Harold Buell was involved in a carrier versus carrier battle in the Eastern Solomon Islands. Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
Donald Strait's first victory came when he was escorting B-17s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Darrell Welch about his first victory against a German aircraft.] He got him...
Eugene Vaadi and his crew were shot down by MiG-15s [Annotator's Note: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15, NATO name: Fagot] over...

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