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His experiences as a radioman aboard a B-26 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Enlistment in 1940 and stateside training; assignment to the 18th Reconnaissance Squadron; antisubmarine patrols off the West Coast of the U. S. in early 1942; trans- Pacific island hopping from Hawaii to Australia, 1942; bombing and reconnaissance missions out of Townsville, Australia; aerial combat over New Guinea; attacks on Japanese shipping and ground-support missions around Buna; awarding of the Distinguished Flying Cross to his crew; return to the U. S. in 1943 after thirty-one missions; gunnery school, Fort Myers, Florida; radio instruction, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 76 pp. plus documents (24 pp.)
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) Peter B. Lane, Richard W. Byrd
Date of Interview August 12, 1998

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