Oral History Interview with William J. Lesko, February 17, 1999

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Interview with William J. Lesko, a Army Air Corps WWII veteran from New Kensington, Pennsylvania, who served with the 14th Combat Cargo Group in the China-Burma-India Theater. Lesko discusses his family background, enlisting and training to be a radar and radio technician, deployment to India, flying supplies to British troops in Burma, the end of the war, returning to the United States, and life postwar.

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20 p. ; 28 cm.

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Alexander, William J. & Lesko, William J. February 17, 1999.

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Interview with William J. Lesko, a Army Air Corps WWII veteran from New Kensington, Pennsylvania, who served with the 14th Combat Cargo Group in the China-Burma-India Theater. Lesko discusses his family background, enlisting and training to be a radar and radio technician, deployment to India, flying supplies to British troops in Burma, the end of the war, returning to the United States, and life postwar.

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20 p. ; 28 cm.

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Alexander, William J. & Lesko, William J. Oral History Interview with William J. Lesko, February 17, 1999, book, February 17, 1999; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1585110/: accessed April 20, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.

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