OH 1434

His experiences as a B-17 pilot in the European Theater during World War II. Enlistment in the Army Air Corps, February, 1941; basic training at Randolph Field, San Antonio, Texas, 1941; chief clerk of engineering and operations, Victorville, California, 1941-42; Staff Sergeant Pilot Program, Lackland Field, San Antonio, Texas, 1942-43; primary flight training, Cuero, Texas, 1943; basic flight training, Waco, Texas, 1943; advanced flight training, Lubbock, Texas, 1943; his commissioning as a flight officer, August, 1943; crew formation, Pyote, Texas, 1943; bomber transition training, Alexandria, Louisiana, 1943; assignment to the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook, England, 1943; description of preparations and conduct of bombing missions; his promotion to 2nd lieutenant; mission to Leipzig, February 20, 1944; general comments about enemy flak and fighter opposition; mission to Rohmel, Poland, April 9, 1944; mission to Berlin, May 7, 1944, and his battle wounds; medical attention, recuperation, and return to duty; his mission on D-Day, June 6, 1944; his thirtieth mission and return to the States for further duty, 1944; various duties with the Training Command and the 5th Ferry Group.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 113 pp. plus documents (11 pp.)
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) Ronald E. Marcello
Date of Interview March 15, 2002

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