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Oral History Interview: Hale Burge of Hoopeston

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Hale Burge started his career in the Air Force (then the Army Air Force) when he was drafted into World War II as a teenager in rural Illinois. Like all inductees, he was tested in a lot of areas in order to best match his skills to the job he would be assigned. For him, that meant that he would be working on planes. Burge served in the Aleutian Island chain, frequently taking parts from a number of broken planes in order to create single plane that could be safely put back in the air. He saw terrible crashes and talks about the loss of life. Planes from these northern Pacific islands bombed Japan and other sites. America’s presence in the area prevented invasion of Alaska and gave the enemy another area to worry about and to have to spread their forces out more. Burge, a man who lived through the dark Depression years, also talks about involvement in the war as positively affecting this country.

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    today we’re here in Hoopeston Illinois with Helberg videos November
    member the 8th 2007 videographer is is
    is Saab Henry Radcliffe in the interviewers Nancy Russell
    how where were you in ww2
    ww2 when it started I was working on the railroad over now
    Auburn Indiana near Bluffton Indiana

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    going to meet a girlfriend in the afternoon and a couple have a flat tire
    Kerala car and the wind is blowing strong from the West since I stopped
    top but like her behind them if I could help him I was by myself
    and I have lower back pain at 36 Chevrolet which one went to Goodwin tube8
    too bad and I saw the two women in the car and then
    old man was trying to figure out how to jack it up so I’ve visited
    get the women in my car title if the engine running the heater is on because it is cold

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    Cole and Gwendolyn so I change a tire and when we were in my car
    best Sunday afternoon the radio on they heard about Pearl Harbor
    and they was born September 7th with me because I knew you
    military get get drafter there hadn’t been a war Philip later
    greater wrong I wasn’t very much weight of the Titans
    fun about it and I work a different job service in Cincinnati Ohio
    profile where’s my uncle I tripped over that you can a long long

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    how long was a time when I got my draft number this and this is in the spring of 40
    1042 got my draft notice and I said well I’m going back home and work around Hoopeston
    Hope Center Lake call me to actually go in so I did come back in the world
    can I share an iCloud account account then I went over the railroad on in Rincon
    section I worked there until I got my name
    I got my physical first physical if you live 42 and and Bill and then
    I’m at later on the show called up to Freeport November in October

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    Pub 1922 1928 1942 is my
    who is my first induction into the army everything was back then
    so we went to Chicago and has a physicals and tell her all this stuff in the dark
    the doctors check this out real good make sure everybody was available for surface
    adverse you got turned down there a way they should go back home and get all your papers
    a person order and everything I report back on November 3rd
    so we did not end up in Camp Grant Illinois that’s up my Rockford

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    that’s been a few days in a year symbol two bunch of people to go to basic training
    well during the time at Camp Grant we had a battery of tests to take to see
    take to see what you might be able to do for the government LDR mean in the military fight ever
    handsome men even though I think got drafted in and then to the Navy River Seine there but I’m
    the time where they wanted people for tank or the met
    the medics or the Air Force well I was just had a
    great education and prior to ww2 you had to be a high school graduate to get an Air Force

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    Philip my job I would never make the Air Force why didn’t want to
    what can I take so I put in tanker for my first choice and the Air Force Army Air Corps
    hair color but be sure but I always thought of Blair play not first ride
    Tri Motor airplane back about 1933 that was a great thing
    is there anyway we get to Keisha feel after about 4 days running
    runaround over the southeastern United States I didn’t want ever anybody know where that train is going
    how tall is Naruto and the sage down there for basic training

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    and it was always putting out door 1001 people to join this is that
    I want to do on an airplane so I try to join them as a gun or something
    something like that but it wouldn’t let me because when I pass TEAS test in Chicago Rockford
    Rockford I’ve been made I got 98 on my arm
    Automotive exam cause I worked on cars before City and understand
    this and that in the CC camp Sibert on truck for 6 months so anyway
    I couldn’t go anywhere so I headed up after my basic training

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    fibrous then we went to Jefferson Barracks Missouri that was for overseas training
    can I call it and it was not much different in the basic training but little bit harder than me
    shoot a rifle in this and that Jefferson Barracks course Denver
    nothing new to me because I grew up with them my father used to be a gun self in head
    can handle kind of gun we went to go squirrel hunting rabbit hunting pheasant on all around
    Epson years ago you could go and find a stuffed and you know
    you get extra food that way by eating a rabbit as offensive and we did that for

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    that for years so anyway I live in Jefferson Barracks VA
    left there in February I believe in early February
    43 from st. Louis in German the cross on transit route train
    Fort Lawton washing thats right closest Seattle
    so I stayed around their profile and I got the
    very high fever one day one Saturday nights
    the next morning I woke up on this high fever and the only reason people weren’t so you don’t need to go

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    girls at doctors you just trying to do for a funeral everybody saying do you want you
    what you’re told to do or what to do but there was a way with me so I went to the doctors on my own
    put me in the hospital for 10 days with a very high fever and
    and back then I say that penicillin was not know that the sum of the medicine they give you
    and I finally got to their comeback Inn on 18th of March
    will Friday night before Thursday night before I load it on there
    Obama troop ship that left out of Seattle on the 18th of March 1940

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    3 passenger weight
    Seward Alaska and then from there we took a train in Anchorage Alaska
    and for that we state about a week maybe a little over and we got on another
    drawing of the train head south to Port of the foot occur
    Alaska Peninsula coming down and boarded the ship
    British ship there and it was about five thousand men on that ship altogether
    and we’re all the men of the Air Force the army airforce know some of them are different

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    different branches never saw him
    now therefore saver ordinance people on the same one because I do
    that’s what I thought I should have been to be able to work on vehicles they would let me work on time because I was an ordinance
    ordnance song anyway we go down the islands and on the way down
    we stopped it to Kodiak Island overnight something they didn’t
    hidden travel for some reason and then the next day we take off and go down to 8
    Adak island this is this is a Long Island train to go down today

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    printer app to sound istall floated down we spend some time they’re on
    are there on a deck with Ben Rector something I’m out about 3 miles from the Lord bass
    but I was side they wear this to the name of Taylor major
    major Taylor having a wonderful guy you’re alright me a lot of crap table back then so
    so he said I like until then I would drive the supply truck go down
    get stuff to bring up for food and stuff like that but me how tall is 240
    40 min then had to eat and sleep somewhere so we got a long good

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    I’m going in at night I go back and Driver vice truck and then Hall bombs
    from the bottom dump ferry to the flight line frees bounce a word I call him
    they were would have been alive but they didn’t have the detonator in the front end
    they were no danger exploding so iHome bombshell provide about that I worked on the
    on the docks at night on loading barges and stuff like that and every every night
    The Dark Knight weed have pretty little liars and are all I could think about was Ataturk
    Tokyo Rose going to have a Sharpedo is it from winder tool and subs pull up the doc

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    which never did happen Cochinos always putting out if propaganda on the radio
    and you keep track of what we were doing up in it so I finally got out of the boat
    boat net on down to at to file a ban on that too much going on I got down
    get down there shortly after it started it says his dog in the Japanese have an island
    pretty well build up you know that a doctor on loading stuff so this big ship shut up and sit down
    the doctrine that the next morning I was there I looked overboard
    on the other side of that one of our submarines doctored up beside us

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    so we did nothing but suddenly sleeping eating play cards
    Ellen and Hollywood setting that we couldn’t get off the boat or ship that you don’t want to come
    boats in a typical girl ship anyway we can have a gun
    Annabella going on up there any further in the mountains so one day
    one day at 6 o’clock in the morning huh I was called off do it for the barge
    orange and navy tug pull 3 bar just about 40 to miles
    call southeast about to what island the Shemya it’s a very small island on a bout

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    all about 2 miles before and after that in Setswana northeast theaters MA
    mn Northwest angle and there is it was nothing on there no tree
    no trees on the island the only thing was there was some blue fox
    you never seen a piercing red fox that you never seen a blue fox and they ever blue
    and anyway we had to move in on the south 58 south east side of the island
    Cilan and the same time they do engineers have built a
    steel mat runway about the other quarter of a mile long and that’s all

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    how tall is Sarah snow airplanes could land air at a time Solon
    I lived on that Southside number living in tents me had to move around
    all the time because of the caterpillar Sanford check takes and away the Builder
    the runway based soap find my apps it went back
    back this in the summer of 43 and outfit at first was it when they went
    mosam went back to the States exception 50 of asses in dresses in
    late October 43 and I was one of the fifty have to stay on the island

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    and I cried like a mongoose because I never went into schools I didn’t cost to cover
    anything you won’t let me do the job what to do but you gotta keep me here
    is there tell in the meantime I’ve been working and supply in various places
    salvage yards in airplane crash at Arab takes a good party song
    zombie put back and supply so they could be use on other airplane why did that for a while
    and then after it broke up I said and I had to stay
    so the maintenance officer had to stay a lieutenant the name of artist Taylor heating

    00:11:35

    head in a lawyer out of Tennessee and he was a nice guy just a southern boy
    boy sound after that I was working and salvage tearing up there
    airplanes by told him I said sent your short of mechanics up there I can I work on airplane
    I know it mechanics check my records in NC
    pastor automotive real good so he did then I start
    hard working on airplanes made first airplane was a p40
    fighter plane overhead doors on the island and they are the Wonderland to adjust China India Burma

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    Burma theater Oberer they have recipe for this anyway I that was my first
    first airplane they had books on airplanes has books we have different different sex
    section 8 airplane discovered in a book if you could read or write Newton Under stand you good
    fix an airplane Texaco self and some people never do
    where do I start work on airplanes in the people that had a bad have
    can have it was a land the year getting dirt in the gear mechanism and they would
    wooden retract when you c** in a girl and so then I make a belly landing

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    makers good belly landing how to tear up the wing in the propeller in the engine
    butterfish Elijah still there so we get in free mixtapes
    get new wings in a big box the wings that have the landing gear
    fuel tanks and everything in there exception official IG Texas all apart
    apartment Boulder The Donnas of Julian bolts on both sides of the peace Lodge you bow tattoo this
    go to this way everything with precision made and put a new engine on the Fusilade
    slots the mouse and everything play power and the red flag in

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    one day we give him we didn’t know they’re playing this squadron did not on the airplane
    airplane at Blanco Fighter Squadron and we give it back to the squadron and today
    22 days later they say they don’t trust anybody say they have to tear it apart
    set apart and they ended up messing it up they got to travel in kg
    Hunter bell crank on the outside the fire wall one way and I make fun of white oak
    wide open Brazil away because when you thought it was closed so this one day
    what are past cranked up the engine is out of his clothes from

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    but it was wide open Brandon Cyrus
    did selenium Kentucky little time to start up but that sang no stove
    Stover interrupt the propping engine again right there and they had to take care of that the cell
    another one about 2 weeks later with sent back and
    the everything was Tess Harper Marche Moderne for it go back to their squadron
    airplane was in good condition goes back in the second time if flu
    Apartments landing and it was down toward Armand asarian he was landing

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    from Northfield north west south east and I put the brakes on a little bit
    little bit and the right brake locked up on a party monster steel not Runway
    end of the saying the long the side.of the Runway Soho minutes are pulled off
    why he put the other break on your to hold it anyway the airplane
    tip car over from the nose and landed upside down he was going to maybe 50
    50 or 60 miles an hour over that time children get over on
    who knows upside down and there is shoulder harness is on

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    and right behind a parent the reserve gas tank fuel cell fuel tank but there’s a few
    fuel filter cap right back of his head about listening foot away and fuel
    FuelBand running out this hundred thirty octane fuel high octane gasoline
    very explosive Anderson some engineers are working on the side of the runway
    San Diego sand and I saw the airplane do this cuz you know
    is nose around when your work on your own era fit without me open all time working on airplane
    so I thought Kilgore and I ran down there and the engineer

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    engineer is a beat me there and they have these little trench shovel free calling still a sandbag house
    canapes canopy slip back and forth right over the past head
    and boy I got down and stop that because one little spark good credit card to airplane on fire
    Dr Sarah so I couldn’t get his belt loose without cutting it
    cutting it goes when it was made into a sign that hit all his weight on it song
    found out on the ground found it hurt him anything cuz it was right there
    how to put in the ground upside down like that cause a tail in the soul it off the ground

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    anybody that afternoon eat after he had to go pick another flight they don’t let them
    don’t let them just stand around think about what happened to make him go when there not another airplane ride away
    are they lose their nerve to fly in the afternoon he came down
    and tell her little major major bedhead 32 years
    servicemen major trade a tracer be calling Dick Tracy when he wasn’t around
    anyway he knew he was an old 32 year old
    military man that knew it all but anyway that afternoon this captain countdown

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    Sargent to save my life really call me if he says I want him to
    run around me this afternoon if you don’t care in a fifth of whiskey we didn’t get drunk but we did
    did Drake say about it anyway I didn’t get any recognition for that
    assessing your daily work you know that’s part of your job but if I have been
    how to bend a boy where can i order over somebody lied I got a ribbon for that but I didn’t
    I didn’t get many ribbons during ww2 that was just another part of my days work
    they figured it and it happens later on after the war of a sentence

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    Duluth Minnesota I save an airplane there but I didn’t get into recognition Ford
    let my job anyway after that maybe we moved up to do
    different quarters of Pacifica Hudson long to run away
    and the first Sunday I think of is 4424 was on takeoff
    take off raid to go to Japan norleans Japan live at 12 minute flights
    and I don’t know maybe number 3 or 4 on takeoff he lost control the airplane
    airplane the Christ and to other part airplanes on a building a small

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    small closet ideas of evacuation building for guys going back faces
    it’s going to like their baby or Medical Leave Act so the term felon
    fell on the ground about 150 200 feet away really wasn’t that hard since thats why
    that’s why I rent an airplane define alarm have a crosswind landing crosswind
    west southwest and the Beast to build buildings up
    what up there when the parent control airplane 252 crosswind
    but I ain’t got that there’s a building they broke the cross wind up credit affect him

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    any pulled over to the left and right of these parked airplanes and anyway
    when the airplane landed on this is a private Butthead of wheels coming up its head
    habitat time so about 10 minutes after eating
    the 500 pound bomb detonated it dropped out of Bombay shackle and detonated
    when I put the bottles in there and they put a detonator in the end of it to have a wire
    whats up to the Bombay wraps so 1 at bottom leaves a wire pool

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    red blood cell right on the nose and blow it up and killed everybody on an airplane
    the pilot and the tail gunner and I had the privilege of helping clean up the mess
    the next morning on a Sunday morning I find mens hands in gloves
    and feet with shoes on them and they just realized something you don’t want to see I could
    do I couldn’t eat for 2 days and then vomit
    hit it split into a what we call the generator housing in the place they had a generator
    generator for runway lights and the boy that run out he was out on the runway

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    wake a lot at 90 feet away and he started it when it happens
    is building ear and toward the airplane about that time the bomb went off in heat
    when he got killed from concussion out there anybody in the airplane
    what is how close to buzz and I visit on their plan way Atlanta David
    there was a little rich on the left side of it about 50 feet away and this went down into
    I’m going down in that section
    section on airplane when I found them days

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    Jay Z 9mm
    the winner is that was this more work
    work that I don’t work I did and I was on a salvage rebuilt on airplanes
    on the fire crash crew cuz when I first got therapy has a billion
    cheap heels on the main side of the island that is a mile away from
    away from us so anytime we had a crash or as I will have a pickup truck and trailer
    trailer with just fire extinguishers anorexia one truck service

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    search water for the beta for our area you know just got water on the lake but it had music
    music 500 gallons of water on all the time it mean to have it to fight fires
    fart many fires is a different airplane crashes in that when they cry so pretty dangerous stuff
    still into you get a deactivated the batteries out then guns
    disdus arms and all that stuff so this one time
    10445 s working out
    does a Freightliner anything and a hammer have a hangover but then do it big on a big wooden hangers

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    Corps of Engineers build a guest parking in there one day in this B 20
    224 come in and a generator run way to have some heavy 8085 Bank
    where the couple little Antanas all for the final approach for these airplanes cause Amell
    most of the time in the summer at Shemya the farm
    how far was real heavy I’m in if I stay for Daisy when you see the Sun is just had heavy
    I have a phone but he made of Pasadena come back around did Lambert
    he took the right main landing gear on the waitlist big Dean’s Santa Ana

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    locked at least when he landed on the man left men and the news gear
    the right one was collapsing that drugs airplane and made a big you turn
    weather radio channel is headed toward the DLAB silhouette come in and what
    it runs off the runway in a ditch for the

    water and about 6 foot wide and a wing tip dart bank
    little higher about the ditch at the same time. One else is getting

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    does getting ready to get out of the airplane right back of a pilot and he said there’s a hatchback
    back there about 2012 foot wide maybe free footlong December curved
    how to set the kiss and tell him he’s up there and get out the wingtip hit the dirt Bank
    back the number to Angela still turn on and when its made the sudden stop
    who flew into the right number 2 engine propeller well I’m done
    I’m down there fighting for her and that was the fire chief finally got over there
    why we have as far as soon as it when their playing price of fuel line came loose and cut

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    Bangkok fire and gasoline was running out the wings right on top of that water and fire is on
    Arizona water and Weaver sucking water out right on fire
    how to put the fire out and she’s got diarrhea

    so if you don’t have the feelings you don’t have a fire you take something away action
    Arvada ever anyway I’m up on top of the wind that B 24 everything’s alright
    girl wet and I slipped off the back side and the land in the water

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    water bounce u foot deep I felt something that didn’t feel normal did Danielle Anderson
    man missing see but then I knew there was one man mission Saw IV
    iPhone stepped on his arm or something so I reach down the water and trying to pull them up
    I got trees are there in about half into NYU
    are you for the medics a cold air cause I wasn’t sure medic and they got them out finally
    finally but I haven’t went got killed on the airplane but that was a crazy
    Botanicare playing with notch rebuildable is broken too and all that stuff in the fire

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    so anyway and 19th
    44 live build off breakwaters an airplane with have a decent Dr
    talking to her cold for a ship parking for the build a big break water after hours
    40 foot high when they block and have 2 box long to keep the wall
    if the water is the weather up there was so bad in the Bering Sea Bass O’Reilly
    review bending over watch these programs like the patience lead up there now in the
    how they’ve been on the waves in the Bering Sea

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    anyways there’s a big storm, and tours at breakwater down that’s how bad
    how bad to wire a 4 but in the meantime I have is on the mainline recuperation
    glow in November 1944 lot of people didn’t want to take it because it was a
    Effect of rotation date will the RCO
    how to bend a professional Roberts University of Illinois and I talk to him
    about it would I said nobody says they want to go up there but I like to go and sin how’s it going to f***
    perfect are rotation date is a charger Burge menu

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    leave will give you orders so you’ll be covered from the bass but when you get back to order of sartorial
    tore up and there’s nothing on your record see you got 30 days vacation every year
    Randy didn’t take it you can build up you got paid you know someone that is human
    what I retired I got paid for couple months of vacation time but no her to take it
    but at one time anyway I went up to the mainland step up there
    and then when I came back home but whatever shop company
    rigor in the military

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    hardware the military to transport trip planner app to end a casual
    casual company called waiting to get a boat to come back to Sharia so it’s up there
    what’s up there in the mountain about 3 miles to download Bayshore do you see the air base down there
    I may have some Beach 24th of April 4th Mom’s Club photo recon
    recon squadron has Saints beat 24th painted black 4 radar resistance
    sound labor photos of jobs a ride over northern Japan in Japan
    fanfic photographs all the way down and go and get back home

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    so I saw that airplane landed I asked for sons I said can you give me that male boy
    boy drives a jeep take me down there so I can get back to shimmy a cause I don’t want to be a parent to cancer
    I went down to the shore
    so I’m we get up and we get the fog and that you could see the island
    Fox sets in real quick so we couldn’t see it when I got first
    first got over there so I always think about this airplane gonna crash like the wanted
    what did before I went to bed so anyway we got

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    we got there and then I fall credit nothing made a perfect landing planes go
    going away out of fear how to show me her they bomb Japan and northern
    Japan in the Korea Islands when they ring fix up a b24 with a larger
    largest oil tanks on and everything after photo recon job
    root down MS out 24 hours does it have
    should have Bombay fuel tanks and didn’t have any bombs taking pictures and everybody was worried
    lost and it really was a tumor show air born in 24 hours 100

    00:27:55

    that one but not landing so I just went down there we had wondering
    10 and down there was a zero scope after shutting
    53 engine oil cooler around with deposit didn’t want to shut that engine
    engine off just have to because it be just got a dead engine they’re all going to rid of gang up on him
    so I let it when mail the engine in the winter
    call the windmill the engine on a trip turning over but it wouldn’t have any power
    so finally it was just ran out of oil tits strips and me dream dictionary

    00:28:30

    Arizona prop to the engine in it when men all the way back but the engine doesn’t turn
    running then it was so bad that I went into propeller
    the cowling on the leading edge of Fortune should never hit a normal time but that’s how bad but anyway
    but anyway the pilot and copilot both got shot pretty bad on a flight engineer
    there was a tech sergeant a guy that knows more about the airplane anybody else is in charge
    charge of the maintenance on it on the ground and in the air anyway he got down there
    down out of his after I got all the combat area he got down and gunpowder

    00:29:05

    relays a pilot got him out of this eating food that airplane back to the island
    Shamia I forget how many hours at Tripler something when they got shot up bad
    but he landed at 2 so I enlisted man could fly an airplane
    what happened if they didn’t make it back real Italian boss of the time I
    why I would have to set up at nights with a mission lets chill out and
    wake me get the word with weight and weight can a clock at night maybe we get a call
    call and we wouldn’t have any runway lights on to I knew there was about ready to come in

    00:29:40

    10089 to get a call if you’re out 15 minutes away
    all the way in never hear that airplane again
    gas land in the Bering Sea or the North Pacific and you never find anything

    bailed out the red in a raft most likely what they died for 10:34 a.m.
    cold weather the water is so cold up there
    mini of that way b24 b25

    00:30:15

    . Every other airplane who said some of them ended up in Russia yes
    yes that someone would get to shut up and crippled up bad they had a business
    business deal with Russia that they could fly into Russia and the intern
    intern buttcrush of it taking keep their plants well as their internment
    moreless act like they were prisoners of war from what I could read here back then they never come
    ever come back to the house we were wrong they were relieved after the war but that’s how Russia
    people that during the war we were still there in me

    00:30:50

    even after that I state I went back into service after I got out
    what is in what they call the Cold War and we had to be on guard against Russia the whole time
    should be today they are different Groupon
    run away I guess they hate us because we didn’t burn
    Reagan tear down the wall I don’t want it was good anyway I set up there
    there and then all that stuff metal on a good tip on a met some people love you
    give me all kinds of people but some of North Carolina friends with him a real close

    00:31:25

    closest friend I had this number 1 guy that used to work with the name of Jim Kreider
    Knox Indiana he was a young River are young punks and full of energy
    and I know how to do with it all we had a little hobby shop there we learn photography
    little box in the Box in Kona HI get hurt anyway
    geminis work on airplanes so one day there was a Navy airplane come in and it
    345 is small V twin engine airplane have 5 people on board
    to and from a 2007 engine trouble so I’m in the hanger working on it

    00:32:00

    Martin b-26 of head crash landed Orlando

    airplane and I may have just met and salt for a new guy come out of shock

    LSM captain boat right and then you’re so and so that’s where we’re going to talk to people out
    old timers didn’t quite spell prove that some one day
    nobody talked to him Monday after he says he wants to marry people they won’t talk to me I said about you

    00:32:35

    soldier boy you said that you were trapped in boat right now with your name
    your name and Weaver sergeant suicide but you never use those charms to a song
    you’re getting the cold shoulder when he never doubt change real quick but anyway
    anyway this I 45 rounded up one morning and I’m inside then eat or so good to hear
    good to hear the noise in the lion Chi for the number one guy he thought was great
    which trying to fix airplane out of when you run right so I kept teasing
    teasing is Captain I said you had a good mechanic has been on their way back home

    00:33:10

    conga at to serve at 6:30 in the afternoon I said Captain
    tell your heart you let me in the gym tight and I will come back to fix an airplane
    have to be chopper he said alright you think you can do it so we went
    Backcare than this radial engine engineered rib it up
    what about 1800 rpm at start backfiring so when you go any higher so
    so gym and I went out there and I said Jim Scott about problem somewhere
    where I said you start up at the number one cylinder and work your way down

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    little covers on the valve cover on cylinders 2 valve
    if I had to get a campsite with for little bowls take them off
    Nutrex about you have to rotate in general propeller to make sure is on top dead center
    and all that stuff now I should I start on the bottom work my way up the other side
    acai berry but a little thing called a sump pump oil
    not liking a car goes in the crankcase of a send it back there I had a pumpkin

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    full of oil so he works his way down to play Trinidad James Def Jam
    closed with the song thats one cover right next to his

    not enough to leak oil from that one could ever say
    everything back together in about an hour and a half and running engine checked out
    perfect so I called up date of this boat ride the big shot in
    he turned out to be a nice guy after a while and told him to get the pilot in the Hat crew die

    00:34:55

    did I hear that airplanes ready to fly he couldn’t believe it so you come down there and I had to show him
    sure I’m getting the car he didn’t he didn’t know how to fight you in a minute he was the pilot who just a minute
    show them how I said just seeing both engines running perfect
    I said airplanes ready to go
    got to hold a navy cruiser and they flew out of the earth at night
    32 miles away but I can reason I knew what I was talking about that is the crew chief
    who cheat stay at the crew chiefs of food on an airplane or flight engineer like I turned out to be later on

    00:35:30

    and I said to when was the last time you had a hundred hour inspection on this in German
    they may have been shut off valve he said about 5 or 6 hours back

    only adjustment screw valve and that’s it comes loose on that one
    I want to rock her I’m a disappointment to beat the band mean it but I got a certain RPM is pop that one
    open this by bouncing this rocker arm so that’s why

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    Tomy why why were people live
    who is sent to the Aleutians say again I was there what was the main reason for sending it to the
    how to the Aleutians why what part of the war where you were you
    were you fighting in Athens Ohio River and done see the Japanese and already landed
    Dutch Harbor someplace in the house all ready on Kisker and the

    want to but he build a runway down on me I don’t know that saying that was formally end up first

    00:36:40

    silent I landed on the mountain as island it was
    had a low area and they win in there in no time at all the engineers they pull fan from Everett
    where and pump water out of pipes and made a runway in a very short time

    really fight the war of Kiska and at to the Memorare novena
    bombs and bombs and mom both places Foreverland many troops air
    I had all the space on the papers at showing in my stuff about today

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    which show David e. How things went on Indian Ocean island butter lotion Island
    the islands was a secondary Fang and we was kept up there to keep them
    Japan from coming forward and also of Maycomb tie up troops that wouldn’t be able to go to the south

    did you know a lot about what was happening in the other theaters
    don’t we have orientation movies about once a month or so
    and then we doing a theater or in the hanger in the show the movie

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    get orientation going on in Germany in the South Pacific some money yes we did have
    I have that yeah eventually they build up women living in the temperature on
    wrong time in the Pacific cut and then the best they moved into a dildo
    mess hall the big mess hall and designers NH cigarettes
    Federation of the center section 2 the cook cook place but the other side
    otherside by just sitting room for everybody so this little friend of mine from Mac
    California Malcolm Ford Fusion little guy from Sacramento California

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    he worked and supply and everything come in late movies in commander supply
    fly and weed initials Kodak Theatre tour 3 days now but we set up all night
    free movies and are we had a projector and with set up all night in the end
    that problem a****** goes west use Wii Fit movies are out today
    what kind of movies all kinds of fun restaurants in Hanover
    the Outback fin once in awhile it be a little bit on it
    Dr Boruff where to but no cell that was coming through the government

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    orientation movies with have to go see so that was a big pie
    big part of a2 iris
    I would say all the group that went back to nice
    would like to go on a rotator back to the states and some oven velour

    getting killed so after I found all that I think the Lord that I stay for awhile
    cuz I wasn’t any real danger now we did have a couple of hair

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    airplane raids on that too but I was there that was 42 miles away
    way but we had to fighter planes alright and then they had mostly
    fighter planes over there but mostly b25 bombers with the Champions Cup
    please come in with 32 12 bottles and they tell me the Japanese only had one
    had one buy Madiran navigator and everybody else follows suit
    baton favor personnel when I first got done his work they have a certain time
    time to drop their ass after that anyway out when they had it to raise over there by

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    Iron Sky base commander wouldn’t let the 3800
    airplanes that we had they were long range airplane could really fly out running

    parent petroleum cause I figured it we were going to be the man hit in face with his sister
    Elite on over there two different crops going to happen to ask
    Costco beavers for the big bomber flew out of but the piece that is kind of phone over there
    how tall was down if I go and that said that didn’t happen though

    00:40:45

    two different types of weaving center Fox showtimes open Ford cuz I’d like to shoot a rifle
    train hitting airplane but never happen so that was
    something that we had to live with all the time and have no more rates after that 2 times
    2 times I feel it coming back to try to bomb a 2 and when they did
    ships in a harbor but they never hit with water and never did
    ship no damage was done far as I can remember I did anyway
    after the war the big war was over there first a man

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    Enderman David Hira message Cody
    coded message about 3 o’clock in the afternoon and they couldn’t figure out
    where is coming from his old one they decided we’re going to keep this everything down
    Shinedown no communication going anywhere around 230 or 4 in the afternoon
    soon as possible so they can still hear the message

    and he want to go over to the battlegrounds wasn’t all this in that he’s up there

    00:41:55

    stair treads in around in the tundra in the side of the mountain and
    fell in a hole will in this hole is a Japanese on shortwave radio
    Hand Crank job agency set there any good look right down under
    down on the runway maybe my half mile down there and see everything going on
    reports every day the activity of the runways
    so he said he was scared but it got the job and they got him down
    and I saw him he proved to be transported out of there in a day or two iPhones after Aldean

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    irrigation over that too but they landed on the island
    for the troops to go back to the mainland only one Japanese left as I can
    so I can remember everything else they died trying a Barbie cost
    the commanding officer forced him to commit Harry Caray you know they try to
    killer people and kill their own people
    priests forbidden episode where do and don’t get capture those Americans are too rough idea
    so that most of the gods are not chapter just two helmets

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    what he would slip down at night and get to steal food from an a******
    a****** and that’s how I live that says about 2 months later 3 months
    it’s almost at that he Michelle there anyway I say
    I stayed on the island in the mayor of 1945
    because I just want to the sky on a island cause I come over on a barge is it to first one
    just want to hit the island and so I was one of the first ones I go out of our squadron
    I went to I was going to join another outfit in Alaska Anchorage

    00:43:40

    it was at 39th Air Depot group today they did major work on airplane
    airplanes also but anyway I got back up there and then

    he run around the dark of is sundown sunglasses on all the time
    and because him The Green Hornet
    face anyway he saw me and he says Sud birds and nothing for you to do
    you don’t need to get a toolbox in a Sorrento we go back to the States

    00:44:15

    hey I said when that girl and she’s pretty soon person misses in the first but then
    celebrites for a person that group and we were in town Monday didn’t have nothing to do
    we could do anything we wanted to stay out of trouble so we were in town Monday then
    afternoon I pictured right now walk along a straight in the second lieutenant was there a Regis
    I just walked on fire never sleeps yes you know yet its sleep these officers
    turn me in so next day I got called
    called into the major and the captain had a major yet and he says what’s going on

    00:44:50

    score on the lights out what your mate is away is it you didn’t sleep this second
    2nd lieutenant 90s shooting people too much in Mexican
    captain Swan heart with his name he said you got you
    you know better than that so we didn’t get any punishment for it but she dont
    don’t be that way again give me all this did your family know where you were my friend
    my family did not know I left Jefferson Barracks Missouri
    when to Seattle on road RC letters that I don’t know where I’m going out with Seattle Washington

    00:45:25

    Phila timer road on that ship when everything was top secret you didn’t ride anybody
    better you didn’t call anybody and tell him any one time while I was out in Shemya
    the way the island is in the international dateline comes down and IT jobs out there
    how to cover all a island chain tattoo Lego Street South Africa T 4 goes down
    ghost town maybe. Midway the International Date Line so I tried it
    write in a letter and I don’t love my folks with understood that anyway you know
    should know geography fairly well I said I should should be in to tell me

    00:46:00

    is tomorrow but this today is a date and I got censored for that because it’s all over
    all over my old was censored by an officer and he pulled call me and I had to rewrite today
    NH warning not to do anything like that again that’s as close as ever come to shore
    come to try to let them know but they did not know because everybody everything was I at
    old number and out of Seattle Washington and maybe someone to the south
    South Pacific made everything in the last going up there 720
    1029 post office don’t know anything about

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    is ready so they can’t tell anybody either 729 was APO number
    number that would be the island of scheria Travis on the other different lines have different
    apo numbers but nobody knew anything until I come back
    come back from the state of Nebraska Lincoln on ship
    train and come down to Stuart and got all that
    another train and conquer cross Canada on train
    Toula Edmonton Canada we have a layover there about 4 hours one afternoon

    00:47:10

    afternoon and I send a telegram to my mother in town Hoopeston Illinois
    I’ll be home in a few days that was the first I can send that’s how I said
    Limbsaver broadband or anything else just I’ll be home in a few days
    I had two other brothers in the service at the same time one of my son and both are in the
    younger ones on a submarine during the war and the other was all that
    destroyer escort South Pacific film that was the first time
    first time my mother or anybody knew I was in town so we come in Joe campground

    00:47:45

    send a couple of days there and got the turn in some stuff and got some dip
    different clothes and then a friend of mine but I am A David
    David Brown from Rochdale Hebron in the same time I did the whole of a group but he was
    end up here I did he will he come down to the island
    shortly after I did back to the mainland but that was a sin
    squadron I join the 30 miles they’re depo when I come back to the States
    show him and I will lift up together you know I’m a come into campground

    00:48:20

    how to get processed in the front or weekend Chicago first in black 2
    Dr Kent Brantly got processed and we were supposed to run
    leaves on Chicago and go to Roswell New Mexico
    Mexico this is all just before the war is over the whole universe is going to start
    what are the new outfit in Roswell New Mexico tell her I’m home
    Robbie Fulks report back to Chicago via trade in 30 days
    Red Lantern award got over iris home in Hoopeston up here when I first atomic bomb

    00:48:55

    Thomas dropped I was right here and have dinner in Austin August 45
    1945 to remember the reaction Gardasil the Deaf myself and then
    muscles are people around here where the gym at the time does many people
    people still open your mouth and throat so we drop that bomb and they dont
    they don’t realize if I never been in more than most of which never been in Dorset around
    blowing her mouth that how hard it would have been to invade Japan
    does every man woman and child would have some kind of weapon does the killers Americans

    00:49:30

    that we didn’t have to invade Japan not my younger brother on submarine duty
    who did he was in Tokyo Bay to receive different times with subs taking pictures at night
    the guy that had a submarine that they called it but somehow they knew how

    move into the dead take pictures at night and never torpedoed in his writing to bed at 10
    job that look like over there and it was just banter
    Centerville you know we didn’t bomb and bomber in the Dayton mall the surrender so when did Truman

    00:50:05


    veterans Kumon cry tonight so I dropped a sac Amman
    toilet that took the wind out of sails II had to give up
    when you look back at that time what would you what would you say
    would you say about your experience all worth while crying I’m going to say this
    I just wanna feel right now eyesight ww2
    never happened to our country we was in a depression everybody was on well pipe

    00:50:40

    hydroponic welfare I don’t care I just like people today at the food
    food nanny come around delivered food stuff my mother worked at at what they call that says
    WPA sign for women neighbors are sewing center here
    Market Street upstairs air little buildings or tore down now but women worked up stairs made
    mEDPROS gift for Pope for the poor people and then she made 48
    working at 40 hours now that was a big deal but that was better than
    better than doing nothing but anyway I had Glover Niger

    00:51:15

    sweet corn everything was used to be jerked my hand around here can practice run
    run all day long and I started out at 14 years old fields at 2:30 in the morning
    the morning Tim Hortons have his raining you still there jerking those years a corner
    the corner of my hand I did that for a couple years it was hard work the first week or two
    free cartoon your fingers hurt bleed because I turn your skin off
    anyway funny I got the job inside the plant in a row
    later on like a say out of work I quit a railroad job because I

    00:51:50

    just too hard to work on the railroad one day well this is so for the war horse
    course I was doing a job in the big boss tell me what to do but extreme
    straw boss tell me I was going to do something else then I told him I would go to do I have these big checks in
    taxi jack up the track with that he was going to tell him I had to carry genes big chunks
    Tutor Time Karen about 125 pounder
    Jax and I want back to the work day Bigg Boss setting on a reel
    30 back there hey I got test in about 10 TV says where you going

    00:52:25

    I said I’m pregnant what happened Mike told him he says you go back up and do what I told you
    cuz I’m the boss don’t you pay attention to the other guys
    Whiteneck the other when do Maine buses from over here and I cant feel his name right now
    seven years ago real nice guy
    I give up the railroad Metro Cincinnati Ohio work for us printing company
    that’s when I got the draft notice over there then afterwards I got out of the service
    service Honda brothers many different times is an airplanes crash

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    food web and a p38 had a double boom on a two tail section

    better controls than the one it and Russia propeller the one I hit the first airplane
    and he flew back to a 2011 engine fit in a good control ants inside
    what island was pretty well the weather is going to rain damage he’s on his own island

    00:53:35

    and I had the privilege of birth for other boys
    charger V building that airplane take off of another airplane made a pretty good cry
    crash landing protect all the parts off of one and put them on the other one

    birds of prey for this is the same way they building landed we got a big
    the box and put them back together in about 10 days then 5 weather radar
    the greater wrong of the word winding down they knew what they was going to send these people

    00:54:10

    before his back to the mainland but on the way back to a Dacor somewhere they lost to
    lost two out of four for the side when running crash your belly landed again
    that we wouldn’t fix it 2011 in the island high bluff to the water
    water and I was in charge of the Christ rule also so I’ve made a sin
    cable section so I can pick up this one p 40 with a wrecker
    nice big river we had for the Bluemont so I just pick and made these tables
    tables a well-balanced to when it crashed with pick it up

    00:54:45

    take this ride on the back of big truck carry over to the bluff
    how about a half a mile away and unhook the cables and everything
    fashion all we had to do it lift up the one ring and tip it over into the Pacific
    Bering Sea that’s where it would be read in several that way
    going back know that never gone back I don’t like to but I never
    never cut thick Asians in the same group would be going
    Highland is self is closed down to LA named it after the war later on the Ericksons

    00:55:20

    eros station or something like that right there so few people out there yet I guess
    making that maintain and some of the buildings on off button
    Denison Regency landing for commercial airlines at place of 56 from here to Chicago
    Chicago to Tokyo the roots and fibrous not too far from
    far from Red Deer Meadow Long Island since I got so many big 20
    twin engine airplane that can fly all the way non stop and take to have an engine trouble
    men have a place to land then I read the story went I met have to have I think 15

    00:55:55

    1500 miles of blending Basin disability only place I could but if I made
    if I made a crash landing on the island Bridgette don’t have too much for the medical attention
    from what I read also do you know what else is there is there anything else
    on the island browser supports to civilian tanks going on all the time now but I don’t
    where are the weather people on the Sun that keep track of things but
    Pharmacy Air Force Air Base is close down forever
    people that die once it grow from like say about a foursome

    00:56:30

    I’ve run way to Eden blacktopping during the more there
    they had a company out of Wyoming or somewhere Knutson
    Newton construction company I think the name was they come in there and sit up here
    asphalt plant that name Cincinnati black ops the Runway
    and Holly Regina Tokyo Rose people knew about it because
    taking pictures at this is all this smoke going on the blacktop machine made out of
    WhiteSmoke say so we had to hear that all time do we couldn’t get to stay

    00:57:05

    the stage between buddy at Tokyo Rose quite often on the radio
    so 17. A time when we weren’t really worry too much about getting
    bomb by them on that buy them because the world
    tube8 and they were concentration more in the south
    Midway Island down there and they come up there tax but didn’t do any good
    that was all wartime
    can I enjoy being there are you get lonesome you know when is life

    00:57:40

    where everybody but 50 other state Connie upset like to go on home like her
    f*** everybody else what you don’t want to be out in 24 Mile Island this is a small island the wind blew
    blue anytime use on the beach wind is blowing in your face we all have a little
    little tan because of the wind in the same it was not my son
    extremely cold in the winter I said by 15 above the bathroom bad as I think it was
    make it was and what I’d tell you know that when I went back to the mainland
    before I left all these guys old British and French male singers from fresh milk

    00:58:15

    how about how my going to do this so I get up there and get ready
    get ready come back they were there is no fresh milk up there it is all rhe combine a frozen
    frozen galaxy song I said well the Red Cross give us a little ditty bag
    city bags and over stuff in it so I had this in a bag and I went to the commissary
    and the day all day before I left and I got 6 quarts in frozen
    frozen milk carnation was a label this fitness in a bag
    I love that around got on a ship road to Trenton train down

    00:58:50

    Whittier it was cold so I didn’t worry about spoiling so I got on
    I got on the ship around here we go to put this now I put it in a lifeboat
    it was real cold put it in the lifeboat and everyday I check that life
    who had a cover on it say make sure that no cars so I got down and got off the boat
    carbot I text him out when up in New Jersey Transit area
    I had to stay a few days for a cut that right to be 24 and I put in a snowbank up there
    they’re going to come back to Shemya I have had it and I got to know

    00:59:25

    Berkshire are Behringer Pacific Heights neighbor put in the ground about 4 foot deep Anderson
    snow around so u get to the bank heist ticket on the snow bank
    that night I did one minute really weigh
    that night are there did you bring that milk back or so I thought you’d never ask
    never ask I never really got that so that was like for real
    Alicia nylons and legs say I think it’s a wrestling ever happened
    American ww2 really do

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    Gardner Kansas