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[Annotators Note: Henry Bourgeois served in the US Marine Corps as a pilot flying F4U Corsairs with Marine Fighting...
About a month before the Battle of Midway the skipper decided to assign crews. The chief radioman asked if anyone had a...
While the ships were circling, Hershel Williams had to use the bathroom, which was essentially a pump that circulated...
They [Annotators Note: John Gibbons and the rest of the 100th Bombardment Group] were ordered by Doolittle [Annotators...
Norman Kleiss could not see if the bombs from the next two planes hit. When he made his run, he lined up on the big red...
Sherman [Annotator's Note: US M4 "Sherman" medium tank] tanks make a lot of noise but Tiger [Annotator's Note: German...
On trip after the winter weather started to move in, they were briefed to a 50 knot head wind. They were in formation....
Clarence Anderson feels that the P-51 [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] was a big factor...
When they left the village [Annotator's Note: during fighting in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France], Zawada rode in...
Richard Ford recalls a nasty day in England. Eisenhower came through with his staff. There were RAF [Annotators Note:...
One time, Geraldine Nyman was on a trip going back east and she had to land at the closest airport. Nyman was able to...
Rankin got two confirmed, one probable, and one "damaged" during a fight on 15 March [Annotator’s Note: 1944]. All of...
There were 2 machine guns to the left of the pilot. There were 3 guns on the right side plus a swivel gun in the nose...
They had the Evans floating and had an auxiliary generator running; that meant lights and refrigeration. They were...
One of Biddle's squad members was ordered to cut a piece of wire. He went up to cut the wire as ordered by an officer...
They went directly into Ormoc Bay [Annotator's Note: Philippines]. Once the troops landed the kamikazes started to...
When the Laffey left Pearl Harbor she was assigned as a escort for an old battleship heading out into the Pacific to...
[Annotators Note: William DiSanza served in the army and was assigned to the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS, and...
When he was still 100 miles out from his carrier [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6) ], the primitive radar in his...
From looking at the maps the 2 men discovered that the maps showed the same coastline, but the distances and everything...
Theodore Van Kirk remembers receiving word that President Harry Truman had approved the plans to drop the bomb and to...
In March or April [Annotator's Note: March or April 1942] an American submarine followed a Japanese convoy into...
Alexander Jefferson traveled overseas on the top deck with white nurses in a group of all black officers. The white...
Most of the tests had to do with navigation. They got off of the ship in Pearl Harbor. Eventually Earnest was told that...
When the flag went up on Mt. Suribachi [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, February 1945], Hershel Williams was too busy in...
John Gibbons is a big believer in the Boeing B-17. He saw a lot of planes that were damaged. Gibbons flew a plane named...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Richard Ford heard about the training incident at Slapton Sands [Annotators Note: Ford is referring to Exercise Tiger,...
Baldwin didn't have much to do with Capt. Fritts, but he liked him alright. Fritts knew he was a Captain, knew he was...
Even though many of the German pilots were under-qualified the 109 [Annotator's Note: German Messerschmitt Me-109...
Gravois didn't get any sleep during the 2 nights he was on Tarawa. The Japanese tried to infiltrate their lines, but...
Sherman had helped to set up many of the dirt revetments. The Chinese had helped as well. Each revetment was high...
They would listen to Tokyo Rose [Annotator’s Note: English-speaking women broadcasters of Japanese propaganda]when they...
During the breakout from the Anzio beachhead John Vessey was a forward observer with an infantry company. They were...
When Frank Stewart's group arrived at the Tenaru River [Annotator's Note: actually, the Ilu River, in August 1942] they...
A typical day [Annotator’s Note: in Italy during the war in 1945] started at 4:40 or 5:00 in the morning. After...

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