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Description

Oral History interview of James Kelly. Interview conducted by Pflumm, Basil at Village on the Green-- Longwood, FL.

Date of Birth

1918-05-31

Place of Birth

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unspecified

Home State

Pennsylvania

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1942-06-30

1945-12-29

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

Army Air Corps

Location of Service

Korea; Vietnam

Highest Rank

First Lieutenant; 1LT

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

Trained in B-17 and B-29 bombers; Ended as B-29 Aircraft Commander in route to Guam when WWII ended.

Note

Recalled to active duty as 1st Lieutenant in USAF 15 march 1945 to fly B-29 in Korea; On reporting for duty assigned to Internal Auditor in Maine, Pittsburgh, and Bermuda; In 1956, assigned pilot duty in KC-97 and KC-135 in SAC; Subsequent assignments in Indiana, Greenland, and California, in various administrative and supply duties was followed by reassignment to the Auditor General; Included duty in Missouri, California, and Puerto Rico; Retired as Regular Air Force Lt. Colonel on 1 Feb 1970 with 5,000 hours flying time; Never shot at while flying in three wars.

City of Birth

Philadelphia

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Pflumm, Basil

Interview Date

8-28-2014

Location of Interview

Village on the Green, Longwood, FL.

Subjects

Kelly, James; World War, 1939-1945 -- 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

Pflumm, Basil

Length of Interview

55 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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