Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of John Hull. Interview conducted by Whitney, Blake at Veteran's Residence.

Log

0:37 Biographical Information; 2:45 Drafted into Air Corps; 3:20 Basic Training; 4:00 Radio/ Gunnery School; 5:51 Joins aircraft crew; 7:20 Reasons for selecting Air Corps; 7:50 Adapting to military life; 9:00 Life in Basic Training; 10:50 Social life throughout training; 12:23 Journey to Italy; 15:15 Duties on board aircraft; 16:01 Typical day abroad; 17:37 Uniform; 20:20 Shot down by enemy; 22:24 Relationships in service; 24:16 Taken POW; 28:30 Letters home; 30:40 Miami Biltmore hospital; 32:20 Green Bough hotel; 33:00 Time at Walter Reed hospital; 36:30 Time back in Baltimore; 39:40 Adjustment to civilian life; 44:30 Veterans Associations Memberships; 45:00 Military medals; 46:00 Life lessons learned throughout service; 47:08 Experiences in Cuba; 48:30 Concerns about current military.

Date of Birth

1924-10-24

Place of Birth

White Plains (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unspecified

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1943-04-27

1946-08-27

Entrance into Service

Drafted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

722nd Squadron, 15th air force, Manduria, Italy

Location of Service

Miami (Fla.); Scott Field (Ill.); Harlingen Army Airfield (Tex.); France; Italy; Bethesda (Md.)

Highest Rank

Technical Sergeant; TSgt

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Southern France

Medals

Air Medal; Purple Heart

Achievements

Gave Speeches, was at Walter Reed hospital as amputee patient

Note

Served on Walter Reed Hospital, Maryland.

City of Birth

White Plains

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Whitney, Blake

Interview Date

5-22-2013

Location of Interview

Veteran's residence

Subjects

Hull, John D.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

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

Whitney, Blake

Length of Interview

51 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


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