Oral History interview of Basil H. Pflumm. Interview conducted by Verlander, Connie at Village on the Green in Longwood, Fla.
0:00 Introduction; 0:44 Family and Childhood in Beech Grove, Ind.; 1:37 Education; 1:37 Education; 2:06 ROTC - Commissioned as Air Force Officer after College Graduation; 2:58 First Assignment to Japan Following Technical School; 3:55 Initial Assignment to 1038th Air Force Auditor Generals Group; 5:45 Site Activation Task Force; 6:32 Holloman AFB, N.M. - 1964; 8:06 Reassigned to New England; 10:24 Similarities in First Three Assignments; 10:43 Selected to go back to Graduate School via AFIT and University of Colo.; 11:31 Interaction with Civilians during 1st 10 years; 12:42 Familyâ€˜s Adjustment to Different Assignments; 14:45 Developmental years in Air Force Audit Career; 17:56 Top to Bottom Audit of Foreign Military Sales; 19:44 Budgeting Appropriations; 23:27 Different Challenges with each Assignment; 25:22 Pentagon Assignment - Began as Associate Auditor General; 26:23 Opportunity to Sit in on USAF Chief of Staffâ€˜s Staff Meetings as Representative from General Accounting Office; 27:38 Names Cost Director for the USAF; 29:11 1980 Change in Legislation Changes Career Promotion; 33:24 Memorable Moments during Pentagon Assignment; 36:44 Anonymously Accused of Altering Financial Reports/Fallout; 40:45 Overall Feelings of Service; 44:03 Professional Recognition More Important than Medals Received; 45:32 Retirement; 45:55 Easy Transition into Civilian Life; 46:22 Move to Central Florida to be CFO of Institute of Internal Auditors; 47:05 End Comments
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Beech Grove (Ind.)
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
1030 USAF Auditor General Group HQ; Air Force Audit Agency; HQ USAF
Location of Service
Tachikawa Airfield (Japan); Ellsworth Air Force Base (S.D.); Holloman Air Force Base (N.M.); Royal Air Force Alconbury (England)
Brigadier General; BrigGen
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal; Air Force Commendation Medal
Retired Commander of USAF Audit Agency; Was named Deputy Auditor General.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Village on the Green in Longwood, Fla.
Pflumm, Basil H.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; Vietnam War Era -- 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, "Pflumm, Basil H. interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 299.