Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Dalton Howard. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Daniel at Mayflower Retirement Community.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:29 Early Childhood Life; 2:32 Life in Small Georgia Town; 3:35 Life with her Aunt; 4:20 Air Force Training; 5:10 Assignment to Germany for Air Intelligence; 5:35 Day to Day Activities-Curriculum for Evasion and Escape School; 7:35 Meeting Soviet Defectors and publishing study materials; 8:30 Soviet Circus Defection Story; 9:20 Family Military Service; 10:22 Reasons for Enlisting/ College Experience at Florida State University; 12:08 Day to Day Activities of Basic Training; 13:55 Air Intelligence Training Program; 16:20 Defector interview process; 17:05 Reflection on service in Europe; 18:50 Air Force restrictions regarding wearing uniforms in Europe; 19:45 Typical Day-to-Day work of Air Force Intelligence; 20:35 Interviewers of Soviet defectors; 22:10 Reflection on his service; 22:35 Assignments in the Air Force; 23:18 Reason for leaving the service; 23:50 Integration into civilian life after military service; 24:54 Military experience used as a civilian educator; 25:40 Career as an educator at Valencia; 28:15 Remaining in contact with fellow servicemen; 28:21 Involvement with veteran's organizations; 28:37 Reflection on military career; 30:51 Evasion Techniques of the time; 31:46 "I tried to forget it really." Explanation of this sentiment/ Views on his service; 32:40 Conclusion Statement.

Date of Birth

1929-10-25

Place of Birth

Miami (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1951-06-29

1959-06-28

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

7050th Air Intelligence Service Wing

Location of Service

Lackland Air Force Base (Tex.); Lowry Air Force Base (Colo.); Rhein-Main Region (Germany)

Highest Rank

Airman First Class; A1C

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Achievements

See video for details.

City of Birth

Miami

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Bradfield, Daniel

Interview Date

Summer 6-1-2016

Location of Interview

Mayflower Retirement Community

Subjects

Howard, Dalton; Cold War -- 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

Bradfield, Daniel

Length of Interview

34 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video

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

Summer


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