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Of all the ports Woods visited he liked Panama the best because it was like being back at home. There was a good...
John Noack and his crew finally got a plane. They took their time in breaking it in. Finally they received orders to go...
Alexander Jefferson came in the middle of the Tuskegee program. The first program was March 1942 and the last class was...
John Keema and his group arrived in Framlingham in mid-July around the time of the Hamburg raids. Keema got to go into...
When John Gibbons arrived over Berlin that day [Annotators Note: 6 March 1944] the flak was incredibly intense. Gibbons...
Jimmy Doi encountered Italian fascists at San Terenzo. San Terenzo was their last big battle. They were down in a gully...
Theodore Finkbeiner went on a patrol to snatch a prisoner one night and came to a bridge that had been blown out. They...
Robert Shoens knew that the planes coming towards him were not the much hoped for escort. In the briefing room after...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
John Noack was apparently knocked out momentarily when he was hit. Noack himself does not remember losing consciousness...
John Weinart could only stay scared for so long. He did his best to maintain his excitement and adrenaline. There was a...
Theodore Finkbeiner and his company [Annotators Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd...
John Luckadoo and the other aircrews began receiving heavy fire as soon as they reached the enemy coast. The flak was...
John Noack had a premonition on the day he was shot down that he was not going to come home that day. Noack felt like...
Alexander Jefferson traveled overseas on the top deck with white nurses in a group of all black officers. The white...
Vernon Baker continues describing his Medal of Honor actions in Italy in detail including what he was wearing. When he...
Clinton Gardner and the armed forces with him were so well trained that he does not remember being afraid when they...
When John Luckadoo was on his bomb run [Annotators Note: during the 8 October 1943 mission to Bremen] it was terribly...
Robert Shoens felt that the flak was limited on that mission [Annotators Note: the 6 March 1944 mission to Berlin]. It...
For Robert Rosendahl fear is what kept him going during the Bataan Death March. The Japanese were barbarians. Very few...
Steve Pisanos decided to return to base. Fuel was an issue on missions. There were incidents of Spitfire pilots having...
Lynn Compton remembers Doc Roe [Annotators Note: Company E medic Eugene Roe] as the medic who worked on him when he was...
Clinton Gardner never thought of his own death but watched a few hundred men die. Gardner got sick and threw up around...
Steve Pisanos made his way into some nearby woods. The German troops followed him in calling for him to give himself up...
Lynn Compton knew the Germans were nearby while he and his men stayed in the area. Compton had to go to the listening...
Alexander Jefferson went into Stalag Luft III with about 75 to 100 prisoners. The rooms were crowded so they turned the...
John Keema and a lot of the guys he flew with had qualms about the Münster raid. Unfortunately he did not have anyone...
Robert Shoens sent a telegram to his wife in Maine to let her know that he was coming home soon. There were a bunch of...
Richard Greer saw a few Red Cross things and the show Bob Hope was in on Pavuvu. He only watched for a little while...
John Noack notes that it was a sad day when they returned to base. Everyone was down about it. Too many of the guys...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard the submarine USS Sea Dragon then...
Walter Barnes suffered from ADD [Annotators Note: Attention Deficit Disorder] but the war did not affect it. One time...
Kelly Kuwayama landed in Marseilles, France and it was rainy and miserable. When they hit combat in France, it was...
Frank Buschmeier recalls that the March 6th Berlin raid was terrible. The flak was noted for its intensity on that raid...
To John Witmeyer, his ability to so vividly remeber his experiences in combat, including details like names, is both a...
Gerard Halpern landed at Anzio in April [Annotators Note: April of 1944] and was assigned to his new squad. They were...

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