Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of John Lea. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Dan at Veteran‘s home in Orlando, Fla.

Date of Birth

1925-04-25

Place of Birth

Wildwood (Ga.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unspecified

Home State

Georgia

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1943-09-18

1945-09-05

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

351st Bomb Group, England; Triangle J Squadron in RAF Polebrook, England.

Location of Service

Polebrook (England)

Highest Rank

Sergeant; SGT

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre

Medals

Air Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal; World War II Victory Medal

Achievements

Graduated from the Army Air Force Flexible Gunnery School located in Kingman, Ariz.

Note

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

Wildwood

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Bradfield, Dan

Interview Date

12-5-2014

Location of Interview

Veteran‘s home in Orlando, Fla.

Subjects

Lea, John B.; Central European Air Combat; 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

Bradfield, Dan

Length of Interview

43 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video

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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