Feelings toward enemies

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The missions Theodore Theodore flew to Balikpapan, Borneo were "prime" experiences of the year he spent in the Pacific...
Edward Grant flew his first mission in March 1945. He took for granted that he might be shot down. His airfield did not...
Early on 24 March [Annotator's Note: 24 March 1945], Jack Lengsfield was called into a briefing on what was to be the...
Antonio C. Rodriquez flew towards the latter part of the war when few Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note: the German Air Force...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
Edward Field was a navigator and an officer but also enjoyed associating with enlisted men. He discovered that one of...
The usual aim points for a bombing mission that Maurice Hackler flew were manufacturing, oil and transportation,...
[Annotator's Note: James "Jim" Marshall served in the US Army Air Forces as a radio operator aboard Boeing B-29...
Paul James Grubb was part of the air war in support of the fierce ground fighting in the Alps before the German forces...
Bombing Japan was a joint effort, according to Donald F. Goyette. He remembers loading bombs onto his squadron's [...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. remembers the mission flown to Vienna [Annotator's Note: Vienna, Austria]. Although the 8th...
Paul James Grubb experienced his worse raid over Vienna [Annotator's Note: Vienna, Austria]. His only wound resulted...
Robert Riddle went to San Pedro, California for boot camp. He was excited to see the ocean for the first time, and...
Tsuyin Soong was born in January 1933 in Hunan Province, China. He has two brothers and two sisters. He remembers the...
Benjamin Carson assessed the battle for Bougainville to be unique in the sense that the intent was not to capture the...
James Flannigan said the replacement lieutenants came in all sorts and he particularly remembered one who earned the...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
After Utah Beach had been somewhat secure, David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: 87th Armored Field Artillery...
Melvin Linkous and his company [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division]...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
John Treen spent his time on board [Annotator's Note: on board the USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE-353)] as the radar officer...
Arthur Staymates was presented the Bronze Star for actions performed early in his combat. He earned his first Bronze...
Andrew Kiniry reached Hohra and then entered into Buchenwald. The sights in the concentration camp were unbelievable....
Richard Yeagely was at Buchenwald [Annotator's Note: Leipzig-Thekla, subcamp of Buchenwald concentration camp in...
Lionel Baxter went through an opening in a huge gate [Annotator's Note: at the Buchenwald concentration camp near...
They [Annotator's Note: Leon Bass and the 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion (Colored)] stopped near Weimar [Annotator's...
Howard Chandler was marched out of Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp...
At the end of 1943, the Japanese made Bruno S. Rinas and his comrades build an airport outside of Manila [Annotator's...
Benjamin Lesser knew that his sister, Lola, and her husband, Michael, had a hiding place under a dog house in the...
As Charles Balaza prepared to enter Cabanatuan, he had access to a water pump and filled his canteen. The Japanese said...
Philip Whitman flew a mission to Blechhammer, Germany and they hit bad weather. They got into the clear and a pilot...
Richard Baile's crew all thought alike. They were optimistic. None of them thought they would be shot down. Baile does...
To Charles Fitts, Jr., actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not...
The Japanese were friendly towards children, so Angus Lorenzen did not fear them. He talked with them until about four...
Glenn Frazier entered a compound after the long Bataan Death March. The marchers were so fatigued that they simply...
The Civil Service had two opportunities for Mary Edwards. [Annotator's Note: Edwards was a secretary for the 1007th...

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