Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Vernon Frost. Interview conducted by Weeks, Andrew at Veteran's Son's Residence.

Log

0:45 Lead in; 0:59 Early life and schooling; 4:05 Being drafted, early service, and mechanic training; 8:45 Personal and family's reaction to being drafted; 11:05 Promotion, routine, and overseas experiences; 15:05 Relationship with crew members, social like; 16:56 Injury, return home, night life; 22:30 Public experiences with officers; 22:50 Poker game with crew members and German attack; 26:36 Writing home and mail inspection; 28:43 Arming P-47s; 29:40 "Hell Hawks" missions; 33:35 Mechanic training; 39:00 Reflection on end of the war and subsequent education; 42:00 Reunions and awards; 46:50 Meeting Dorothy; 49:05 Post-military work and life.

Date of Birth

1921-07-01

Place of Birth

Buffalo (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

1942-07-01

1945-10-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Highest Rank

Staff Sergeant; SSG

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

D-Day Support

Medals

Bronze Star Medal; European Campaign Medal

Achievements

Crew Chief for the P-47 Fighter bomber from June 6th 1944 to February 1945. Victory in Europe.

Note

Strafed on Jan 1 1945, Injured jumping off of my P-47.

City of Birth

Buffalo

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Weeks, Andrew

Interview Date

4-7-2014

Location of Interview

Veteran's Son's Residence

Subjects

Frost, Vernon E.; 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

Weeks, Andrew

Length of Interview

62 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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