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Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
When Robert Liles arrived in China, he and the other pilots lived in hostels. They also had Chinese room boys that took...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
Walter Nelson loved the airplane he flew in [Annotators Note: TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bombers]. It was slow but...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
[Annotators Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
Bryan’s preference for aircraft depended on where he was. The P-47 was a great aircraft at low level. The P-51 was a...
Lloyd Guillory had two eventful missions he would never forget. On a mission before he reached Ie-Shima, Guillory flew...
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...
William Dabney and his fellow soldiers tried to enjoy themselves whenever they could. They would engage in activities...
This action was the one during which Robert Liles got his first confirmed kill. It was a Zero [Annotator's Note:...
In late January or early February [Annotator’s Note: late January or early February 1945] the Battle of the Bulge ended...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
The next morning, 5 June [Annotator's Note: 5 June 1942], Fred Bergeron had breakfast then went to his plane. When they...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Glass served in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) as an aviation radioman in Fighting...
Y29 was a wonderful set up. They got there on 24 December [Annotator’s Note: 24 December 1944]. For the first time they...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
The first real fighter airplane Donald Bryan flew was the P-40D with the Merlin engine, not the Allison engine. They...
Martin Carmody was briefed that there were no available carriers for them to fly off of. The Saratoga [Annotator's Note...
The first mission during which Clayton Kelly Gross shot down an enemy plane was when he was flying with Billy D. Harris...
Donald Bryan got five kills in one day. They had to new K14 sights and it was the first time he had ever fired with one...
George Roberts and his crewmates knew ahead of time if they were flying the next day. On the night of 7 October [...
During the two years Robert Liles was in China the supply situation improved a little. They were able to get more...
Robert Inghram went to Shrewsbury upon his outfit's [Annotator's Note: 39th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Group] entry...
John Alison flew with Tex Hill [Annotator's Note: later Brigadier General David Lee Hill, known as Tex to friends and...
Lloyd Guillory made one flight against Rabaul. Rabaul was a Japanese airfield that was a very hot spot. It was bypassed...
Clyde East was in Japan flying missions over Korea three or four weeks after the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. He...
George Roberts was signed up to fly 25 missions. After flying only 16 missions, however, that required number was...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Liles served in the USAAF and flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft with the 16th...
[Annotator's Note: James Muri served in the USAAF as a pilot flying Martin B-26 Marauder medium bombers in the 22nd...
It took James Muri 45 minutes or an hour to get to the Japanese fleet from Midway. After he left Midway, he was...
Before going to China, John Alison was sent to England to observe how the air war over England was progressing. Small...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...

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