Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview of Charles Lewis Hite. Interview conducted by Edmund Kallina at UCF Research Parkway.

Log

0:25 Basic bio; 0:50 Family; 2:40 Enlistment; 4:06 Basic training; 7:25 Navigator training; 11:25 Advanced training; 14:15 Planes flown; 16:15 Bliville; 19:30 Simulations/alerts; 21:00 Macabre sense of humor; 23:00 Thailand; 27:20 Cambodian planes landing at Thailand base; 29:30 After Thailand—back to Bliville; 30:20 Job promotion—to Louisiana (4/5 years); 33:00 2 years in Nebraska/ SAC HQ; 36:00 7th Air Division in Germany; 38:00 Travel in Europe; 42:08 post-Vietnam morale Air Force; 45:24 length in Germany; 46:00 Return to Florida—flew around world still; 49:52 General Schwarzkopf; 51:00 General Hoar; 52:28 Duties during Desert Storm; 56:00 Working at UCF

Date of Birth

March 1947

Place of Birth

Centralia (Ill.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Illinois

War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War; Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

97th Bomb Wine- 340th Bomb Squardron; 1st Combat Evaluation Group; HQ Strategic Air Command; 7th Air Division; DET 1 8th Air Force (SAC) Central Command

Location of Service

Blytheville Air Force Base (Ark.); Barksdale Air Force Base (La.); Offutt Air Force Base (Neb.); Ramstein Air Force Base (Germany); MacDill Air Force Base (Fla.)

Highest Rank

Major MAJ

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Medals

Air Force Commendation Medal; Meritorious Service Medal

Achievements

See the video

Note

First 2nd LT Radar Navigator- Blytheville AFB; 501 Standardization/ Evaluation Radar Navigator- BAFB

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Kallina, Edmund

Interview Date

10-12-2010

Location of Interview

UCF Research Parkway.

Subjects

Hite, Charles L.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- 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

Hite, Charles Lewis

Length of Interview

57 minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

video / mp4 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


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