Oral History interview of John Lea. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Dan at Veteran‘s home in Orlando, Fla.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
War or Conflict
World War II
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
351st Bomb Group, England; Triangle J Squadron in RAF Polebrook, England.
Location of Service
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre
Air Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal; World War II Victory Medal
Graduated from the Army Air Force Flexible Gunnery School located in Kingman, Ariz.
European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal was awarded with 3 Bronze Stars; Survived Yellow Fever, Cholera and Typhus in October 1944 during Active Service.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Veteran‘s home in Orlando, Fla.
Lea, John B.; Central European Air Combat; United States. Army
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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University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UCF Community Veterans History Project
Central Florida, RICHES of, "Lea, John B. interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 305.