• Links to Oral History Sessions: Zapf, Martin L. (October 25, 2005)
  • Conflict(s): World War II
  • Military Branch & Unit: Army Air Forces
  • Theater(s): Pacific


Mr. Zapf served as a radio operator on a B-29 based on Tinian during World War II. After being shotdown on 8/8/45, Zapf and his surviving crewmates endured captivity at the hands of the Japanese and were held in Hiroshima shortly after the atomic bomb had destroyed most of the city.