Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Roland Lee. Interview conducted by Pratt, Sara at Lee's Residence.

Log

00:23 Introduction of veteran; 1:08 Biographical questions -- birth, education; 1:57 Family biographical information; 5:34 Enlisted in service - age and reason; 7:55 Unit placed in; 9:13 Basic Training experience; 10:42 Bases stationed at during training; 12:10 Every day routine during training; 15:07 Army ranking; 16:33 Experience in England; 17:35 Experience of missions; 19:50 Relationship with crew and other comrades; 23:50 Opinion of leaders; 25:25 Experience under attack; 28:15 What went through veteran's mind during missions; 30:00 Wounded in service; 34:40 Awards and medals received; 36:12 Wounded in Florida; 38:10 Discharged from active duty; 39:41 Thoughts on time serving; 41:00 Being in the reserves; 44:45 Civilian activities since retiring from the reserves.

Date of Birth

1923-03-01

Place of Birth

Punta Gorda (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1942-06-27

1945-09-27

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

9th Air Corps; Army corps

Highest Rank

Lieutenant Colonel; LTC

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Yes

Medals

Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal; Purple Heart

Achievements

See the video.

Note

Awarded 12 Air medals. 66 combat missions - navigator on B-26, over France, Belgium, and Holland.

City of Birth

Punta Gorda

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Pratt, Sara

Interview Date

10-27-2012

Location of Interview

Lee's Residence.

Subjects

Lee, Roland M.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; United States. Air Force; United States. Army

Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida

Contributors

Pratt, Sara

Length of Interview

52 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video; Sound; Audio

Rights

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview

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