Oral History interview of Norman Sandhaus. Interview conducted by Jones, Ray at UCF Orlando, FL.
0:38 Early childhood; 1:51 Family life; 2:48 Education prior to entering the military; 3:14 Entering the Air Force; 4:20 Friends in the military; 4:44 Picking his job in the Air Force as an artist; 6:12 Boot camp experience; 7:08 Role his mother played in him becoming an artist in the Air Force; 7:48 Assignment as an illustrator in Geneva, New York for Air Force manuals; 9:29 Chaperoning basic training graduates traveling west; 10:31 Joining the Air Force Training Publications Department; 12:09 Working as an illustrator for technical manuals and an entertainment magazine for Air Force personnel; 13:55 Impact of his work in the Air Force on his civilian career; 14:38 Obtaining position as a technical manual illustrator at General Electric; 16:52 Creating a Survivor's Manual for the Air Force; 18:59 How he was discharged early; 20:42 Working in Mexico and how that led to his career as an artist for countries trying to improve tourism; 25:52 Why he did not have to use the GI Bill and his college experience; 26:46 How he was treated after leaving the military; 27:21 His feelings about his time in the Air Force; 28:10 How he started his own business Sandhaus, Intl.; 29:13 Selling his company and issues he had with potential buyers.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force
Unit of Service
Air Force Training Command
Location of Service
Staff Sergeant; SSgt
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal
See the video
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
UCF Orlando, FL
Sandhaus, Norman; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force
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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Sandhaus, Norman interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 243.