Oral History interview of Dalton Howard. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Daniel at Mayflower Retirement Community.
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
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Cold War Era
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
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)
Airman First Class; A1C
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Mayflower Retirement Community
Howard, Dalton; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force
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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES, "Howard, Dalton interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 463.