Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of George Wise. Interview conducted by Thomas Christiansen at Mr. Wise's residence, Inverness, FL.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:22 Veteran's childhood; 1:38 Initial enlistment; 2:05 Motivations for enlisting; 2:40 Family's reaction to enlistment/brother's service; 3:45 Experience with basic training; 4:50 On choosing which branch to serve in; 8:17 Learning how to drive in the army; 9:35 Location of service around the country; 11:37 Getting married while in the service; 13:56 Experiences at Saipan; 16:15 Threats on Saipan; 17:06 Landscape of Saipan; 17:53 Job responsibilities / b-29 maintenance; 18:16 Rank and responsibilities; 18:49 Additional threats from the Japanese; 19:27 Keeping in touch with family and brother serving in Europe; 20:10 War in Europe/pacific ending reaction; 21:15 Losing all of his souvenirs; 23:00 Ending of service; 24:23 Closing remarks.

Date of Birth

1923-06-08

Place of Birth

Brooklyn (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1942-01-01

1945-01-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

Unknown

Location of Service

Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Tinian (Northern Mariana Islands); Guam

Highest Rank

First Sergeant; 1SG

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Brooklyn

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Christiansen, Thomas

Interview Date

Fall 10-28-2015

Location of Interview

Mr. Wise's residence, Inverness, FL.

Subjects

Wise, George; 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

Christiansen, Thomas

Length of Interview

25 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

Semester

Fall


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