Combat Stories

These are transcriptions of official enemy encounter reports by members of the 8th Air Force in World War II. These first person accounts of combat typically taken shortly after the engagement provide a detailed recap of the action between U.S. Soldiers-Airmen and the German enemy.

4th Fighter Group

06/22/1943 - Ernest Beatie
07/28/1943 - Duane Beeson
07/28/1943 - Roy Evans
07/28/1943 - Edward Anderson
08/16/1943 - John Du Four

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56th Fighter Group

07/05/0944 - W Lanowski

78th Fighter Group

06/06/1944 - Peter Caulfield