Streaming Media


0:00 Introduction; 0:40 Family Life/Father's Political Life; 2:44 Pre-Military Life/ Enlistment into the Military; 4:09 Boot Camp; 4:44 College Training Detachment; 6:16 Pilot Training/ Equipment for Pilot Training; 7:36 Graduation/B-25 Training/C-47 Training; 9:08 Assignment in Operation CBI (China/Burma/India); 10:09 Mission in India/Support from British 14th Army; 11:05 Mission in Burma/Transportation of Chinese into China/Flying over Himalayas; 13:17 Plane Crash in China; 14:40 Assignment in Chongqing/Leave in Chongqing; 16:13 Ending Assignment in China/Leaving China/Sailing Home from India; 17:38 Leaving the Service/Graduating from Nebraska; 19:03 Service with Strategic Air Command during the Korean War; 20:32 Navigator for B-29/Training in Newfoundland; 23:07 Test Director with Lockheed, NASA, U.S. Air Force NASA Recovery Vehicle; 26:10 Role within the Project/Description of the Equipment and purpose of the project; 28:22 Simplicity of the Operation/Completion of the Project; 29:59 Assignment to Hawaii/Role with NASA Recovery; 32:05 Description of Recovery Operations; 35:20 Assignment to the Philippines/Support for Vietnam War; 36:23 Family Life in the Philippines; 38:16 Command of the 3rd Aerospace and Recovery Group/Rescue of a Lindbergh from the Philippines; 42:23 Conclusion



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