Veterans Oral Histories

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video

Interview Date

5-22-2013

Abstract

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.

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