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Y29 was a wonderful set up. They got there on 24 December [Annotator’s Note: 24 December 1944]. For the first time they...
After Carrol Joy arrived in England, he was sent by train to Ashford Kent. They may have been the closest base to the...
Trained as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bombardier, Dean Whittaker describes...
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...
Walter Ram and his fellow crewmates had to wait for another airplane before continuing their bombing missions. A female...
Tony Schneider begins by discussing that the crew aboard USS Enterprise (CV-6) wanted to "get back" at the Japanese...
Martin Carmody was briefed that there were no available carriers for them to fly off of. The Saratoga [Annotator's Note...
First Lieutenant Lloyd Reese flew 11 missions as a bombardier on a B-24 for the 67th Bombardment Squadron, 44th...
The first mission during which Clayton Kelly Gross shot down an enemy plane was when he was flying with Billy D. Harris...
Walter Ram arrived at his base in Bassingbourn, near London. His plane was part of the 94th Bombardment Group, 331st...
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 Hardy's unit had one loss in training at Walterboro [Annotator's Note: Walterboro Army Air Field, South Carolina...
George Roberts and his crewmates knew ahead of time if they were flying the next day. On the night of 7 October [...
Winfield Zerphey was based on the southern coast of England at Dunkeswell. The airmen lived in Quonset huts. They had...
Charles McGee liked the P-51 [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] because it had more speed...
In late October 1944, while flying a combat mission, Walter Douglas witnessed an air collision. Two B-17s [Annotator's...
Cyril Buchert was stationed on Biak. He was overseas for a full year. He saw few locals except when he was in Manila en...
Jack Taylor was well pleased flying F6F [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter aircraft] fighter planes. The...
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...
Jack Taylor found the Japanese could not hold up to the F6F fighters [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator taking part in Operation Tidal Wave over Ploiești,...
Lloyd Guillory made one flight against Rabaul. Rabaul was a Japanese airfield that was a very hot spot. It was bypassed...
A month after the Battle of the Bulge, Robert Mayes' unit [Annotator's Note: 12th Field Artillery Observation Battalion...
John S. Johnson heard the bugler blowing a strange call the morning of the Japanese attack on Wake Island. It was an...
Clyde East was in Japan flying missions over Korea three or four weeks after the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. He...
Joseph Blouin did not fly any missions after D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June...
George Roberts was signed up to fly 25 missions. After flying only 16 missions, however, that required number was...
George Hood flew a memorable bomber mission over Odaka, Japan [Annotator’s Note: in a Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy...
[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...
As the front moved, Wallace Jeffery and his unit moved. [Annotator’s Note: Jeffery was a radioman in a direction...
Wallace Jeffery and his outfit of direction finders entered Normandy on 7 June 1944. The men climbed over the side of...

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