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 Collection: World War Two Collection
Oral History Interview with Leigh D. Josephson, May 27, 1986
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Interview with executive of Caltex Petroluem Corporation, Leigh D. Josephson, including his personal experiences related to employment with Standard Oil of California, his assignment to Bahrain and transfer to Caltex, the construction of Ras Tanura refinery in Saudi Arabia, and the bombing of the Bapco refinery in Bahrain. Josephson also talks about refinery operations in Bahrain during and after World War II, his various positions and responsibilities with Caltex and Bapco, work in Bahrain and the Philippines, his personal relationship with the Bahraini royal family, and the OPEC and Arab oil embargoes in 1967. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc335335/
Oral History Interview with Vernon Fuller, July 3, 1974
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Interview with Navy veteran Vernon Fuller. The interview includes Fuller's personal experiences while aboard the repair ship USS Argonne during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc335334/
Oral History Interview with Jean Balch, October 12, 1996
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Interview with Navy veteran Jean Balch. The interview includes Balch's personal experiences about the Pacific theater, being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, boot camp, radio, radar, and gunnery school, operations during the Leyte invasion, missions over Luzon, and raids on Japanese installations on Formosa and Saigon, French Indo-China. Additionally, Balch talks about his plane being shot down on a raid to Hong Kong and his capture on January 16, 1945, interrogations and beatings by the Kempei-tai, imprisonment at Ofuna, Honshu, solitary confinement for six months and continued interrogation, beatings by Japanese prison guards, starvation diet, the end of the war and liberation, and his participation in the war crimes trials held by the International Military Tribunal. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306673/
Oral History Interview with Frank H. Bigelow, June 13, 2002
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Interview with Navy veteran Frank H. Bigelow, survivor of the siege of Corregidor. The interview includes Bigelow's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, boyhood in North Dakota, various jobs during the Great Depression, and enlisting in the Navy. Additionally, Bigelow speaks about volunteering for duty in the Philippines and his assignment to the submarine tender USS Canopus, pre-war military life in the Philippines, the Japanese bombing of Cavite Navy Yard and the destruction of the Canopus, retreating to Bataan and to Corregidor, the fall of Corregidor, his confinement in the 92nd Garage area, the forced march down Dewey Boulevard in Manila and confinement at Cabanatuan, hell ship to Japan, coal mining for Mitsui Heavy Industries, the amputation of his leg by fellow prisoners after a mining accident, liberation, and the destruction in Nagasaki due to the atomic bomb. The interview includes an appendix with an article titled "A Soldier's Story." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306899/
Oral History Interview with Harlan W. Crouse, July 2, 2004
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Interview with Army veteran Harlan W. Crouse. The interview includes Crouse's personal experiences about combat in the Philippines during World War II, the Japanese surrender in Yokohama Harbor, and being present during the post-war U.S. occupation of Japan. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306824/
Oral History Interview with Herb Elfering, December 6, 2001
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Interview with electrical engineer and Army veteran Herb Elfering, The interview includes Elfering's personal experiences with a searchlight/radar battery, 251st Coast Artillery Regiment, at camp Malekole during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Elfering also gives brief descriptions of his later experiences at Bougainville and Luzon. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306842/
Oral History Interview with Frank Breyer, September 20, 2003
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Interview with Army veteran Frank Breyer. The interview includes Breyer's personal experiences about the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, volunteering for the draft, various assignments, his attachment to Merrill's Marauders, medical evacuation to Ledo, combat around Bhamo, Burma, the opening of the Burma Road, transfer to the 612th Artillery and to Kunming, China, for artillery training, teaching artillery tactics to Chinese troops with the Chinese Combat and Training Command, and the resumption of fighting between Chinese Nationalist and Communist forces. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306862/
Oral History Interview with John L. Bates, Jr., September 21, 2003
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Interview with attorney and Army veteran John L. Bates Jr. The Interview includes Bates' personal experiences in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, Officer Candidate School, being selected for the Counter Intelligence Corps, British Intelligence School, assignment to Kweiyang, China, the end of the war and his transfer to the War Crimes Section as an Assistant Theater Judge Advocate, his assignment to Hankow to investigate the executions of three of Jimmy Doolittle's pilots and to Formosa to investigate war crimes, dealing with Japanese military personnel accused of committing atrocities against Allied POWs on Formosa, and his postwar career in the Army Reserve. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306826/
Oral History Interview with Richard Donley, February 22, 1997
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Interview with Navy veteran Richard Donley. The interview includes Donley's personal experiences about the Mediterranean Theater during World War II, boot camp, Fleet Torpedo School, encounters with German "F-lighter" armed barges and E-boats, various assignments, and combat against enemy destroyers. Donley also talks about screening operations for the invasions of Sicily and Salerno, operations along the coasts of northern Italy and southern France and the interdiction of German barge traffic, torpedo problems, commando and intelligence operations, returning to the States, his reassignment to the Motor Torpedo Boats Training Center, and transferring to Samar, Philippines. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306840/
Oral History Interview with Elijah Collins, Jr., December 6, 2001
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Interview with Navy veteran Elijah Collins Jr. The interview includes Collins' personal experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Blue during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Collins also talks about the Battle of Savo Island and the sinking of the Blue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306785/
Oral History Interview with Douglas R. Crawford, February 25, 2004
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Interview with Air Force veteran Douglas R. "Roy" Crawford. The interview includes Crawford's personal experiences about early family life, joining the U.S. Army Air Forces, training as a bulldozer operator, removing radioactive debris from Hiroshima, training as a radar operator at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and working as the radar tracker when Major Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 on October 19, 1947. Additionally, Crawford talks about his assignments to Clark Air Force Base, Philippines, and Korea, as a forward air observer, his role as an airborne radar operator during the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis, his various activities with the NASA Space Program, and clandestine missions with the CIA and Air America over Cambodia during the Vietnam War. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306797/
Oral History Interview with Lanson B. Ditto, October 11, 1996
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Interview with Lanson B. Ditto, clothier and Navy veteran. The interview includes Ditto's personal experiences about the Pacific, Atlantic, and Mediterranean Theaters during World War II. Ditto talks about his education, enlistment in the Navy V-7 Program, midshipman training, assignment to the USS Langley, pre-war duty in the Philippines, coming of war and combat around the Philippines and Netherlands East Indies, the sinking of the Langley and his transfer to the USS Pecos, the sinking of the Pecos and his rescue by the USS Whipple, various naval battles and assignments, antisubmarine patrols off the Solomons, various escort duties, and his promotion to captain of the O'Toole. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306742/
Oral History Interview with Alan A. Fouts, December 6, 2001
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Interview with Navy veteran Alan A. Fouts. The interview includes Fouts' personal experiences while assigned to the Submarine Base during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and his subsequent service aboard the submarine USS Pogy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306925/
Oral History Interview with William J. Bates, February 7, 2001
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Interview with Navy veteran William J. Bates. The interview includes Bates' personal experiences about the Pacific Theater during World War II, youth and education, the Navy Aviation Cadet Program, flight training, leaving naval aviation and attending Midshipman's School, being assigned to APc-21, operations off the coast of New Guinea with the VII Amphibious Force, providing escort duty for LCTs during assaults along the coast of New Guinea, the sinking of APc-21 by Japanese planes off New Britain Island, recuperating in New Guinea, returning to the States and being assigned to ATR-22, transferring to fleet tug ARA-182 as commanding officer, having convoy duty in the South Pacific, riding out a typhoon, disposing of Navy equipment after the war, and returning to the States. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306956/
Oral History Interview with Richard E. Cole, August 8, 2000
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Interview with Army Air Forces veteran Richard E. Cole. The interview includes Cole's personal experiences about being Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot during the Tokyo Raid on April 8, 1942, pre-war education, flight training, volunteering for a secret mission and meeting Colonel Doolittle, being assigned as Doolittle's co-pilot, mission training, various B-25 missions against Japanese targets in China and Burma, flying supplies over "The Hump." transferring to the states and volunteering for service in Burma with the 1st Air Commandos to support Wingate's Chindits and Merrill's Marauders, and reunions of Doolittle's Raiders the following war. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306966/
Oral History Interview with John J. Clemens, May 13, 2003
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Interview with John J. Clemens. The interview includes Clemens' personal experiences about childhood and early adulthood in Houston, Texas, World War II-era service in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard USS Wren in the Pacific Theater, and piloting a ship into Tokyo Bay immediately following the Japanese surrender. Clemens speaks about convoy missions across the Atlantic Ocean, the January 4, 1944 sinking of the USS Turner while moored in New York Harbor and the court of inquiry regarding the sinking, actions in the Aleutian Islands, Attu, Okinawa, and Philippine campaigns and anti-kamikaze warfare while aboard the USS Wren, and the effects that Allied bombing had on Tokyo. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306951/
Oral History Interview with Leroy Ellis Cox, February 5, 2004
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Interview with Leroy Ellis Cox. The interview includes Cox's personal experiences about childhood and early adulthood in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado, World War-II-era Army Air Corps training in armaments and electronics, stateside service in the 303rd Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, aviation cadet training, serving as a B-25 instructor pilot, and as a DC-3 tow pilot for the glider program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306926/
War in the Pacific: A Chronology January 1, 1941 through September 30, 1945
Text outlining major events in the Pacific Theater throughout World War II, organized by date. It also includes text for the Instrument of Surrender, appendices containing military and war data, a bibliography, and list of related Web sites. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283775/
Grinding machines
This report provides the definition of grinding and discusses different processes, types, and operations of grinding. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96656/
Elementary map and aerial photograph reading
This manual covers elementary map reading, conventional signs and military symbols, distances and scales, directions adn azimuths, coordinates, relief, slopes, profiles and visibility, map reading in the field, and aerial photograph reading to an extent sufficient to permit soldiers adn platoon leaders to read aerial photographs and aerial mosaics. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96653/
Lathes
A guide to the operation and maintenance of lathes for general shop work. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96655/
Domestic disturbances
"This manual presents the principles for the employment of troops during domestic disturbances and the essential substances of the more important laws relating to the employment of military forces in the aid of civil authorities with the applicable War Department policies" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96652/
Military police in towns and cities
"This manual is designed to furnish a guide for officers and enlisted men assigned the mission of patrolling civil communities, and is limited to those principles and techniques which they must know and apply. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96651/
Heat treating and inspection of metals
This report discusses these topics: I. Principles of heat treating -- II. Heat-treating equipment -- III. General heat treatment of steel -- IV. Specific heat treatments for aircraft steels -- V. General heat treatment of aluminum alloys -- VII. Hardness testing -- VIII. Magnaflux inspection. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96657/
Watermanship
"The purpose of this manual is three-fold: a. To give you those basic principles of watermanship that will enable you to meet with confidence any emergency that may arise. b. To teach you certain fundamental practices used during small landing-craft operations. c. To show you how to swim small lakes or rivers under combat conditions." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96650/
Radiotelephone procedure
"The purpose of this manual is to acquaint radio operators and pilots of the Army Air Forces with radiotelephone procedure" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96658/
Field fortifications
"This manual describes field fortification methods and gives details of construction of entrenchments, emplacements, and shelters. It also outlines the principles of terrain appreciation which apply to field fortifications, and explains how to combine individual field fortifications into a unified system by means of organization of the ground." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96654/
1941: Texas Goes to War
This book is a collection of essays discussing the role of Texans in World War II. It examines both the Texas soldiers fighting in the European and Pacific theaters as well as the Texans on the Homefront. The essays describe both the military and social aspects of the war. Index starts on page 241. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28326/
Tactics and technique of division artillery and higher artillery echelons.
Describes the mission, organization, and principles of employment of the field artillery unit. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28315/
Aircraft induction, fuel and oil systems.
Describes aircraft engine systems, fuels, and lubricants. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28318/
Advanced map and aerial photograph reading.
"The purpose of this manual is to provide a text on advanced map and aerial photograph reading for military personnel who throughly understand the basic material in FM 21-25." (Page 1.) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28314/
Transportation of the sick and wounded.
This guide is "published for the information and guidance of all concerned" (p. ii) about the proper protocol of transporting sick and wounded war victims. According to the Foreward, "It includes a description of the common methods and means of transporting patients on land, sea, and in the air, and is appropriately illustrated" (p. iii); the descriptions include manual, motor ambulance, rail, water, and air transportation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28316/
Army ground forces light aviation.
"This manual is a guide for the military personnel of Army Ground Forces units who are concerned with organic light aviation. It describes the training, tactical employment, administration, maintenance, and supply of Army Ground Forces light aviation" (p. 1). The index begins on page 171. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28312/
Cavalry drill regulations, mechanized.
Prescribes drills for general use by any type of mechanized cavalry unit. Also provides instructions for conducting ceremonies and inspections. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28311/
Airship aerodynamics.
"This manual is designed as a text for the instruction of airship student pilots .... to give the knowledge of aerodynamics essential to the operation of [lighter than air aircraft]."(Page 2.) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28317/
Engineer soldier's handbook.
Describes the tools and tasks of the engineer soldier. Includes a proficiency test for soldiers in training. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28313/
Tactical employment : tank destroyer unit.
"This manual is a guide to the tactical employment of tank destroyer units both self-propelled and towed." (Page 1.) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28309/
Armored infantry battalion.
Describes "the tactical employment of the armored infantry battalion, both as part of a larger force, and when acting independently." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11808/
Tank destroyer, towed gun platoon.
Describes the organization, tactics, and techniques of the towed tank destroyer platoon. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11809/
Armored infantry company.
Describes the organization, tactics, and techniques of the armored infantry rifle company. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11807/
Service of the piece, 8-inch gun M1 and 240-MM howitzer M1.
"This manual prescribes the duties to be performed in the service of the piece [8-inch gun M1 and 240-mm howitzer M1] by the personnel normally assigned to one howitzer of gun section of the firing battery and by other firing battery personnel." Covers both the 8-inch gun M1 and the 240-mm howitzer M1. Prescribes duties to be performed in the service of both pieces of artillery. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11813/
Antiaircraft artillery field manual : formations and inspections.
"The purpose of this manual is to prescribe formations and procedures for anti-aircraft artillery units and for ceremonies and inspections." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11811/
Chemical decontamination company.
Describes the organization, training, and operations of the Chemical Decontamination Company. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11810/
Service of the piece, 155-MM gun M2, truck-drawn and tractor-drawn.
"This manual prescribes the duties to be performed in the service of the piece [155-mm gun M2] by the personnel normally assigned to one gun section of a firing battery." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11812/
The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1943
Yearbook for North Texas State Teacher's College in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61011/
The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1945
Yearbook for North Texas State Teacher's College in Denton, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61010/
Cavalry drill regulations, horse.
Describes mounted drill for horse cavalry units and organizations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9952/
Forward observation.
"This manual provides instructions for training commissioned or enlisted personnel in the tactics and techniques of forward observation." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9949/
Transportation Corps : military railroads and the Military Railway Service.
Describes the organization and operation of the Military Railway Service. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9950/
Cavalry reconnaissance squadron mechanized.
A training manual for the cavalry reconnaissance squadron, mechanized. Includes discussions of organization, combat, and logistics. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9953/
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