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Before going to China, John Alison was sent to England to observe how the air war over England was progressing. Small...
When George Hardy would go out and get his airplane into position, his crew chief would ride on the wing. It is really...
Sumner Whitten noticed heavily armed Marines around the runway. At about that time they were warned to be prepared for...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
After reaching England, William Laubner and other new arrivals were indoctrinated by a major at Goxhill. The Americans...
In 1944, they came out with water injection which added 200 horsepower. Bryan’s planes did not have it and he was a...
After the clean-up of Pearl Harbor, John Cassidy chose to stay in the Pacific on the USS Vincennes (CA-44) which...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Henry Bourgeois went to work in the aerospace industry for Singer as a sales engineer. He was then made a planner and...
Norman Bussel had to bail out of his Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress over Berlin, Germany. He and 65 other prisoners...
Robert Curl was proud of his service in the Navy and loved the food except for C rations. During the D-Day invasion [...
Robert Inghram was shot down early in the war [Annotator's Note: during the Dieppe raid in August 1942]. He was given...
Richard Audler's unit [Annotator's Notes: Carrier Aircraft Service Unit (Forward) 13 or CASU(F)-13] was stationed on...
James Muri believes that his gunner shot up a Japanese antiaircraft gun crew on the Akagi but the Japanese claim that...
That attack on the Japanese fleet off Guadalcanal was a turning point in Martin Carmody’s life. He felt bad about...
Alexander Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi...
Clayton Kelly Gross was born in Walla Walla, Washington, a town so pretty they named it twice. Gross remarks it is...
Clarence Anderson had to fly differently than usual because of the amount of fuel he had aboard. All of the fighters...
Freddie Ohr was sitting around in a tent for two and a half days. Sandborne informed him that there would not be a test...
Years later Vejtasa asked Japanese veterans if they had thought about strafing the deck and they said no. Vejtasa would...
Richard Candelaria thinks it is a shame that the American public did not get to see their 8th Air Force. They were able...
While escorting bombers Clarence Anderson was leading his flight to the front of the bomber formation when he noticed a...
Yellin is not sure if he was fired upon during landings and take offs from Iwo Jima. Yellin recalls that one of his...
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...
[Annotators Note: Clarence Anderson served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot flying P-51 Mustangs with the 363rd Fighter...
Freddie Ohr went from Corsica Italy to Medina, Italy. They flew out of there on a short steel runway. They flew all of...
On the morning of the battle, Vejtasa was flying CAP. Jimmy Flately and Johnny Leppla were flying escort for the...
Freddie Ohr had a lot of things happened to him. The first guy Ohr encountered really tried to make it tough on him....
Freddie Ohr thought that it was an exciting mission [Annotators Note: See Freddie Ohr Segment 17]. He thought that...
During the second Truk raid Alexander Vraciu was on a morning hop escorting bombers when they were attacked by a group...
Richard Candelaria credits the 8th Air Force for never having been turned back on a mission by enemy action. Enemy...
McKee relates the story of how his new crew lost their original Navigator and Bombardier when they bailed out of their...
Clayton Kelly Gross should have been on the first combat mission, but when it happened he was in the hospital with a...
Leahr was shipped overseas in early 1944. He had graduated in Class 43-G [Annotator's Note: Class 43-G graduated in...

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