Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Basil H. Pflumm. Interview conducted by Verlander, Connie at Village on the Green in Longwood, FL.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:44 Family and Childhood in Beech Grove, Ind.; 1:37 Education; 1:37 Education; 2:06 ROTC - Commissioned as Air Force Officer after College Graduation; 2:58 First Assignment to Japan Following Technical School; 3:55 Initial Assignment to 1038th Air Force Auditor Generals Group; 5:45 Site Activation Task Force; 6:32 Holloman AFB, N.M. - 1964; 8:06 Reassigned to New England; 10:24 Similarities in First Three Assignments; 10:43 Selected to go back to Graduate School via AFIT and University of Colo.; 11:31 Interaction with Civilians during 1st 10 years; 12:42 Family's Adjustment to Different Assignments; 14:45 Developmental years in Air Force Audit Career; 17:56 Top to Bottom Audit of Foreign Military Sales; 19:44 Budgeting Appropriations; 23:27 Different Challenges with each Assignment; 25:22 Pentagon Assignment - Began as Associate Auditor General; 26:23 Opportunity to Sit in on USAF Chief of Staff's Staff Meetings as Representative from General Accounting Office; 27:38 Names Cost Director for the USAF; 29:11 1980 Change in Legislation Changes Career Promotion; 33:24 Memorable Moments during Pentagon Assignment; 36:44 Anonymously Accused of Altering Financial Reports/Fallout; 40:45 Overall Feelings of Service; 44:03 Professional Recognition More Important than Medals Received; 45:32 Retirement; 45:55 Easy Transition into Civilian Life; 46:22 Move to Central Florida to be CFO of Institute of Internal Auditors; 47:05 End Comments.

Date of Birth

1938-03-07

Place of Birth

Beech Grove (Ind.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Indiana

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1959-10-01

1989-10-31

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

1030 USAF Auditor General Group HQ; Air Force Audit Agency; HQ USAF

Location of Service

Tachikawa Airfield (Japan); Ellsworth Air Force Base (S.D.); Holloman Air Force Base (N.M.); Royal Air Force Alconbury (England)

Highest Rank

Brigadier General; BrigGen

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Air Force Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal; Air Force Commendation Medal

Achievements

Retired Commander of USAF Audit Agency; Was named Deputy Auditor General.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Beech Grove

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Verlander, Connie

Interview Date

6-26-2014

Location of Interview

Village on the Green, Longwood, FL.

Subjects

Pflumm, Basil H.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; Vietnam War Era -- 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

Verlander, Connie

Length of Interview

49 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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