Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of John Collins. Interview conducted by Goldstein, Stanley at Village on the Green in Longwood, Fla.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:44 Pre-Military Life; 2:32 Boot Camp/Training; 4:40 Travel to European Theatre; 5:56 Normandy Landing; 7:12 Communications with home; 7:57 Battle of Charmes; 9:42 End of the war/Capturing Germans soldiers; 12:30 Returning home; 13:53 Quartering with civilians during the Battle of the Bulge; 17:41 Equipment during the war/Causalities within his unit; 18:46 Service as an aerial observer; 19:48 Returning home/Life following the war; 22:06 Remaining in contact with comrades in service; 23:06 Review of his service; 24:09 Employment following college; 24:26 Service in the Artillery.

Date of Birth

1924-09-13

Place of Birth

Mount Savage (Md.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Hispanic

Home State

Maryland

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1943-06-24

1946-01-30

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

772nd Field Artillery Battalion

Location of Service

Biche (France)

Highest Rank

Technician Fourth Grade; TEC4

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Saverne Gap; Battle of Nuremberg; Battle for Munich (1945)

Medals

Bronze Star Medal; Good Conduct Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon; American Theater Service Ribbon; World War II Victory Ribbon

Achievements

Assigned duty as area observer due to shortage of 2nd Lieutenant.

City of Birth

Mount Savage

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Goldstein, Stanley

Interview Date

6-26-2014

Location of Interview

Village on the Green in Longwood, Fla.

Subjects

Collins, John F.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; 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

Goldstein, Stanley

Length of Interview

26 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

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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