Bailing out/loss of plane

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Carrol Joy and two of his buddies took most of their equipment with them and loaded up their carbines to head to...
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
John Howland and his B-17 bomber crewmates were assigned to the 381st Bomb Group based at Ridgewell, England. They...
Francis Dymnicki would awake very early in the morning to prepare for a bombing mission. Daylight hours in England...
Herbertert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
Wallace Jeffery arrived in Scotland and was transported by train to his new camp in England. He stayed there for four...
Following the Battle of the Bulge, Carrol Joy and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
After Carrol Joy arrived in England, he was sent by train to Ashford Kent. They may have been the closest base to the...
Carrol Joy moved from England to France in July [Annotator’s Note: July 1944]. Afterward, his squadron would be in...
Herbert Heilbrun went through the cadets with Lyle Pearson. On 29 December, Heilbrun lost track of Pearson who was...
[Annotators note. Heilbrun is showing a photograph of Lyle Pearson and himself to the interviewer]. Herbert Heilbrun...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT13,...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had another pilot for a few missions because the pilot was on leave. Fitzroy [Annotator's...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
Darold Rice and his men made their way over the sand dunes and passed by the bodies of several dead Germans. They came...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
Charles Moore flew in the major airborne operation to cross the Rhine River. Like the operation into Holland, this was...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...
Frank Buschmeier got seven letters in one day at Stalag Luft IV. One of the men volunteered to read his letters for him...
Sabol was born in 1924 and knew when the war broke out that he would have to serve in one branch or another. He chose...
Sherman was born and raised near Toledo, Ohio. He attended school in Toledo. He was fortunate enough to take classes at...
John Noack went on to fly on 1 December to fly his 13th mission. It also happened to be Noack’s 24th birthday. He came...
Jones believes that the raid was important and worth the risk and cost. After the raid the men just kept on going.Jones...
The torpedo planes flew into Espiritu Santo. They stayed on Espiritu Santo for about a week. They sent 6 TBF's [...
John Noack got the emergency radio set up. Noack had a little difficulty getting everything set up. Noack got seasick...
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...
Freddie Ohr went from Corsica Italy to Medina, Italy. They flew out of there on a short steel runway. They flew all of...
One of the new pilots from Vejtasa's group got lost during the battle. He tried to make it to Guadalcanal but couldn't...
Sabol was flying at 28,500 feet when he was shot down. He had heard about other guys being shot at by fighter planes on...
Onesi recalls the aircraft flying in a very tight V formation to protect each other. They bombed their targets during...
During the second Truk raid Alexander Vraciu was on a morning hop escorting bombers when they were attacked by a group...
They started flying and did not quit flying from that point on. Geraldine Nyman was stationed in Long Beach, California...

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