Interview with Troy Bailey, December 10, 1985

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

Interview Summary

served as a waist gunner on the B-17 bomber-- served with the 95th Bombardment Group-- 336th Bombardment Squadron-- took basic training in Mississippi-- gunnery training at Las Vegas Air Base-- sent to England (Summer 1944)-- flew 35 missions-- describes several bomber missions - first mission over France - experience with flak attack-- shuttle run (England to Russia to Italy to England) - dropped supplies to Warsaw freedom fighters-- Berlin mission-- Munich mission; describes shooting down enemy aircraft-- emergency landings-- battle fatigue-- relationship between British and American soldiers-- leave time in London-- good descriptions of airmen's preparations for missions.

Interview Accession

1986oh041_ww039

Interviewee Name

Troy Bailey

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1985-12-10

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Bailey, Troy Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 10 Dec. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bailey, T. (1985, December 10). Interview by A. L. Kelly. American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Bailey, Troy, interview by Arthur L. Kelly. December 10, 1985, American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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