Oral History Interview with John R. Leber, January 15, 1999

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Interview with John R. Leber, a Army Air Corps WWII veteran from Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, who flew with the 317th Troop Carrier Squadron in the China-Burma-India Theater. Leber discusses enlisting in the Air Corps, training as an aircraft mechanic and becoming a crew chief, the C-46 and the C-47, deployment to India, flying over the Himalayas, living conditions, and continued service postwar. In appendix are handwritten letters of Leber from his time overseas.

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84, [125] p. ; 28 cm.

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Leber, John R. January 15, 1999.

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Interview with John R. Leber, a Army Air Corps WWII veteran from Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, who flew with the 317th Troop Carrier Squadron in the China-Burma-India Theater. Leber discusses enlisting in the Air Corps, training as an aircraft mechanic and becoming a crew chief, the C-46 and the C-47, deployment to India, flying over the Himalayas, living conditions, and continued service postwar. In appendix are handwritten letters of Leber from his time overseas.

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84, [125] p. ; 28 cm.

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Leber, John R. Oral History Interview with John R. Leber, January 15, 1999, book, January 15, 1999; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1585063/: accessed March 28, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.