Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Frederick Bahr. Interview conducted by Justin Kessler at University of Central Florida Colbourn Hall.

Log

0:34 Birthplace and date; 0:43 Parents occupation; 1:08 Family size; 1:14 Educational background; 1:33 Family history relating to military background; 2:56 Enlisted or drafted; 03:10 Motivation to enlist; 03:51 Family reaction to enlistment; 04:08 First days of service; 05:31 Any advanced training; 06:12 Where stationed first time; 06:55 Any prior knowledge of history of Essex; 08:00 Life on the ship; 10:01 Daily job on ship; 11:11 Feelings about red scare; 13:30 Did you see any combat; 17:21 Describe what you did during Marine landings in Lebanon; 18:38 Describe what you did during Taiwan Strait Crisis; 21:25 Most memorable day in service; 24:28 Describe an angle flight deck; 26:40 How did people entertain themselves on ship; 28:08 What did you do on liberty; 29:34 When did your service end; 31:42 Earn any medals; 32:24 How were they earned; 33:24 Did you return to school after service; 34:31 Occupation after service; 36:28 Did you keep in contact with any servicemen; 39:83 Anything else you want to discuss; 46:44 Thank you and closing.

Date of Birth

1937-01-20

Place of Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1956-02-23

1959-02-23

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

E-Division, USS ESSEX CVA-9

Location of Service

Great Lakes Naval Training Center (Ill.); San Diego (Calif.); Mayport (Fla.)

Highest Rank

Electrician's Mate Petty Officer 2nd Class EM2

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Lebanon (1958); Second Taiwan Strait Crisis

Medals

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Navy Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

Served on Pacific Fleet and Mediterranean Fleet.

Note

Awarded Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with 1 Bronze Star. On July 15, 1958, supported Marine Landings in Lebanon.

City of Birth

New York

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Kessler, Justin

Interview Date

Fall 11-3-2015

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida Colbourn Hall.

Subjects

Bahr, Frederick A.; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy

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

Kessler, Justin

Length of Interview

47 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


Share

COinS