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Clarence Anderson's group came across a straggling B-17 and decided to head out to escort it. While they were on their...
When Clarence Anderson returned from R and R [Annotator's Note: rest and relaxation or recuperation] he was ordered to...
Cleveland Peterson landed in Karachi, India. There was a British airbase with a huge dirigible hanger. The P-40s [...
One day, William Curtis [Annotator's Note: aboard a ship off Normandy] watched a German plane come in dropping bombs on...
Henry Bourgeois' first air to air combat was over Bougainville. When the dive bombers went into their dive, the entire...
Norman Bussel and his crew were headed towards Berlin, Germany on 29 April 1944 on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress....
Eugene Vaadi went to the Philippines as part of the 581st Air Resupply and Communications Squadron, 13th Air Force,...
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
In Norfolk, Claude Shannahan met a WAVE [Annotator's Note: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service] girl during...
The first plane Dr. Roscoe Brown shot down was a Me-262 [Annotator's Note: German Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter...
Carroll Knutson was captured by the Germans after his bomber was shot down. He and other POWs had to survive in...
They [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow soldiers of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th...
Martin Richard does not really recall his first debriefing on D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy,...
Donald Wilson applied for flight training. When he received transfer orders for him to leave the USS New Orleans (CA-32...
[Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody served in the Navy as a pilot flying Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers with Bombing...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator taking part in Operation Tidal Wave over Ploiești,...
When George Roberts flew to Schweinfurt they ran out of ammunition, except for in the radio room, on the way to the...
[Annotator's Note: Eugene Tarrant served in the Navy as a captain’s mess attendant aboard the USS San Francisco (CA38...
Walter Nelson had a different pilot for his first raid. The pilot’s name was Lieutenant Womper [Annotators Note: unsure...
When Lowell Brueland changed from Mustangs [Annotator’s Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] to...
They [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] retreated about eight or ten miles...
On 20 September and 18 December [Annotator's Note: 1943] Robert Liles had very successful mission. They were moving...
After he was captured Floyd Dumas and his fellow prisoners were marched to a small town and put in a basement. They...
Freeman Dyson was a British citizen when Hitler [Annotator's Note: German dictator Adolf Hitler] overran the Low...
By the early days of May [Annotator’s Note: May 1945], Clyde East and most Americans knew the war was over. The Allied...
Bryan and Kirk Noyes had a very good relationship. Bryan was flying a P-51D10 out of an airfield south of London...
Lowell Brueland named his Mustang [Annotator’s Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] after his half-...
Photograph. American nose art of a turtle cartoon and caption "Göbels" mimicking the Nazi Joseph Goebbels. Translated...
Photograph. Crashed Consolidated B-24 Liberator on a beach; "480" is painted on the nose. Personal caption on reverse...
Photograph. Damaged tail assembly of German Dornier Do 217 bomber. Translated German caption on photo reverse: "After a...
Photograph. Grumman F4F Wildcat [center] chasing a Japanese bomber [right] through clouds of antiaircraft flak near an...

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