Streaming Media


0:48 Born and raised in Florida; 1:43 Enlisted with best friend; 2:15 Knowledge of the Axis powers before attack on Pearl Harbor; 5:10 Basic training; 6:50 Aviation training; 7:35 Decision to go into photo reconnaissance; 8:40 Photo reconnaissance training; 10:22 Movement after training; 11:05 Life in Manila and Okinawa; 14:27 First recon mission; 16:55 Description of photo recon planes; 20:17 First pictures of aftermath of atomic bomb; 20:55 Why we fight; 21:43 Experiences immediately after the war; 24:15 Perceptions of Japanese; 25:58 Thoughts on atomic bombs; 26:53 Returning to the USA; 30:01 Final thoughts



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