Streaming Media


0:00 Introduction; 0:55 Pre-Military Life; 2:29 Basic Training; 2:53 Pre-Military Life (continued); 3:45 Draft Notice/Letter Written to the Draft Board by his Employer; 5:00 Processing/Basic Training; 7:10 Service as a Drill Instructor; 9:00 Institute Studying Propeller Maintenance; 9:58 Conditions at the Institute; 11:05 First Assignment in Nevada; 12:52 Warm-Weather Training in Blythe, Calif.; 14:33 All-Weather Training in Salinas, Calif.; 14:54 Plane Repair Missions and Effect on his Health; 16:00 Stationed in Blythe for Processing out of the Country; 17:30 Transportation to China; 17:51 Torpedo Practice on the Transport Ship; 18:40 Service in India Supporting Chinese War Effort; 21:15 Supply Mission in China and Role as Propeller Specialist; 26:28 Redeployment to Lüliang, China; 27:40 Security Against Chinese Civilians/Living Conditions in Camp; 28:16 Mission in Lüliang/Promotion to Assistant Flight Chief; 32:40 Incident with a Plane Collision; 35:25 Leisure Time; 35:55 Final Leisure in Kobo; 37:29 Discharge and Voyage Home; 39:40 Post-Military Life/How Service Aided his Life; 41:25 Hometown Reception; 41:50 Contact with Veterans Organizations; 43:03 Moving to Florida; 44:17 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