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Description

Oral History interview of Web Mumbower. Interview conducted by William Rebarick, Chance Askew, Kevin Couto at Westminster Towers, Orlando, FL.

Log

0:06 Introduction; 0:30 Family and early life; 2:00 Enlists in the Army Air Corp and reasons why; 2:45 Overview of life in military; 7:00 Promotion with computers; 9:00 Finishes overview; 9:30 Reiterates reasons for enlisting; 10:00 Describes enlisted life; 11:30 Graduates from flying school; 12:20 Arrives at Funifuti; 13:00 Lists bombing runs in WWII; 14:30 Discusses being attacked by Vietkong; 19:00 Discusses duties in WWII; 19:50 Discusses duties at home after WWII; 22:10 Military life after WWII; 23:00 Pentagon life and Spanish Air Force; 24:15 Discusses Korea; 26:00 Between Korea and Vietnam; 27:00 Role in Vietnam War; 30:00 Major changes in the Air Force; 31:20 Changes from Enlisted to Officer; 32:20 Comparisons between wars; 35:00 Duties in the Pentagon; 37:35 Decision to make a career out of the military; 38:00 Travels made and people met; 43:40 Discusses his medals; 46:15 Friends made in the service; 48:00 Why military was a great education; 50:40 Discusses flight time in wars; 52:00 Bathing during WWII; 52:45 Discusses wife; 53:45 Discusses daughter and son-in-law; 55:30 Discussing wife in military life; 57:50 End of service and reasons why he left; 59:00 Final thoughts on military life; 1:01:30 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1919-03-23

Place of Birth

Carbondale (Ill.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Illinois

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1941-03-01

1972-03-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

7th Air Force

Location of Service

Scott Air Force Base (Ill.); Arlington County (Va.)

Highest Rank

Colonel Colonel; (Col)

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Achievements

Served on the Spanish Embassy and The Pentagon.

Note

Served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam Conflicts. Awarded many medals. In several battles in the Pacific with the 7th Air Force Bomber command.

City of Birth

Carbondale

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Rebarick, William; Askew, Chance; Couto, Kevin

Interview Date

Fall 10-27-2015

Location of Interview

Westminster Towers, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Mumbower, Web; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force

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

Rebarick, William; Askew, Chance; Couto, Kevin

Length of Interview

102 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

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

Semester

Fall


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