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Oral History interview of John Hull. Interview conducted by Whitney, Blake at Veteran's Residence.


0:37 Biographical Information; 2:45 Drafted into Air Corps; 3:20 Basic Training; 4:00 Radio/ Gunnery School; 5:51 Joins aircraft crew; 7:20 Reasons for selecting Air Corps; 7:50 Adapting to military life; 9:00 Life in Basic Training; 10:50 Social life throughout training; 12:23 Journey to Italy; 15:15 Duties on board aircraft; 16:01 Typical day abroad; 17:37 Uniform; 20:20 Shot down by enemy; 22:24 Relationships in service; 24:16 Taken POW; 28:30 Letters home; 30:40 Miami Biltmore hospital; 32:20 Green Bough hotel; 33:00 Time at Walter Reed hospital; 36:30 Time back in Baltimore; 39:40 Adjustment to civilian life; 44:30 Veterans Associations Memberships; 45:00 Military medals; 46:00 Life lessons learned throughout service; 47:08 Experiences in Cuba; 48:30 Concerns about current military.



War or Conflict

World War II

Interview Date


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


Department of History, University of Central Florida


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.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type