Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Paul Porter. Interview conducted by Schneider, Sarah at Orlando, FL.

Log

0:30 Birthplace and location; 0:44 Growing up in North Carolina; 1:25 Siblings; 1:45 Education; 2:05 Selecting electrical engineering; 2:50 Family history of military service; 3:05 Entry into the military; 3:20 Reason for joining the Air Force; 3:35 Family reaction to joining the service; 3:55 ROTC; 4:44 Flight training; 7:55 Living conditions; 9:00 Relationship with other students; 9:05 Being stationed in Japan; 10:25 Impressions of Japan; 11:06 Interacting with locals; 12:00 Duties in Japan; 12:35 Typical day in Japan; 14:35 Flying off the deck of USS Hornet; 15:40 Practice flights; 16:15 Uniforms; 17:30 Flight briefings; 18:15 Target practice; 19:10 Serving after the armistice was signed; 19:37 Korea; 20:00 Engine blows while landing; 21:20 Contacting family while in Japan; 22:10 Reception upon return; 22:42 Going back to college; 24:15 Marriage and family; 25:25 Coming to Florida to work; 25:43 Veterans groups and medals; 26:00 Hobbies and farming; 26:58 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1931-02-19

Place of Birth

Kelly (N.C.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

North Carolina

War or Conflict

Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1953-09-01

1956-09-01

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

40th Fighter; Interceptor Squadron

Location of Service

Yokota Air Force Base (Japan)

Highest Rank

First Lieutenant; 1stLt

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Achievements

All Weather Interceptor Pilot

City of Birth

Kelly

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Schneider, Sarah

Interview Date

3-15-2016

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Porter, Paul; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- 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

Schneider, Sarah

Length of Interview

28 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

Spring


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