Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Les Hendrickson. Interview conducted by Josiah Myers at Westminster Towers, Orlando, FL.

Log

0:30 Born in Indiana; 1:00 Parents occupations Went; 1:49 to Indiana University; 4:01 Joining the Military Training; 5:50 Volunteering for B-17's; 7:17 Learning to fly; 7:50 Places Stationed; 9:00 Last tour, Thailand Assignment; 9:47 England; 11:10 Average Day; 13:28 Memorable Moments; 15:44 Bailing out of B-24; 19:14 Proposing to Wife; 20:00 Entertainment; 21:52 Alaska Search and Rescue; 24:44 Discharged; 25:43 After the Military; 27:20 B-29 Story; 31:29 End of Interview.

Date of Birth

1922-06-13

Place of Birth

Folsomville (Ind.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Indiana

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1940-07-01

1968-10-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

Military Air Traffic Command

Location of Service

Japan; England; Thailand

Highest Rank

Lieutenant Colonel; LtCol

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

Exchange Duty with Royal Air Force

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Folsomville

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Myers, Josiah

Interview Date

Fall 10-27-2015

Location of Interview

Westminster Towers, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Hendrickson, Les; 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

Myers, Josiah

Length of Interview

30 Minutes, 31 Seconds

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

Semester

Fall


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