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Description

Oral History interview of Donald Jones. Interview conducted by Sims, Jordan; Garcia, Luis at Veterans Home.

Log

00:24 Birth place, family, and life before service; 1:45 Entering service with the Air Force/basic training; 8:30 Combat Mission at Clark Field; 9:40 Mr. Jones' reaction to the first atomic bomb; 10:30 The surrender of the Japanese; 11:17 Specifics of the B-25; 19:37 Average life in the Pacific; 23:20 Passing time and crafting things; 23:40 Interactions with the locals; 28:26 Reactions to the end of the war; 29:20 Death of a Fellow airman.

Date of Birth

1923-04-24

Place of Birth

Sanford (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

Unspecified

1946-01-16

Entrance into Service

Unspecified

Branch of Service

Unspecified

Unit of Service

5th Air Force, 354th Bomb Group, 500th Bomb Squadron

Highest Rank

Sergeant; SGT

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Achievements

350 miles from bombing of Hiroshima, has photographs of IE Shima where Japanese surrendering officials were transported through, was part of the first occupational forces in Japan

Note

Was in several battles and awarded several medals. Stated that the only injury he sustained was mental stress; has artifacts and memorabilia he would like to find somewhere to donate.

City of Birth

Sanford

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Sims, Jordan; Garcia, Luis

Interview Date

2-26-2014

Location of Interview

Veteran's Home

Subjects

Jones, Donald R.; 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

Sims, Jordan; Garcia, Luis

Length of Interview

30 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

DVD

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

Spring


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