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Oral History Interview with Arthur B. Clark, September 29, 2000

Description: Interview with Army veteran and member of the "Lost Battalion" Arthur B. Clark. The interview includes Clark's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, the Fall of Java and capture, the Changi Prison Camp, building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, and liberation by the OSS. The interview includes an appendix with a reference page and a written flight log by Col. Tom Sledge.
Date: September 29, 2000
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Clark, Arthur B.

Oral History Interview with Charley L. Pryor, 1972-1973

Description: Interview with college professor Charley L. Pryor, Marine Corps veteran and survivor of the sinking of the USS Houston. The interview includes Pryor's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Pryor talks about the sinking of the Houston, his capture and imprisonment at Serang, Java, Bicycle Camp, Changi Prison Camp, building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, American air raids, and liberation.
Date: November 4, 1972
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Pryor, Charley L.

Oral History Interview with E. Benjamin Dunn, November 16, 1999

Description: Interview with E. Benjamin Dunn, Army veteran and member of the "Lost Battalion." The interview includes Dunn's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, basic training, the fall of Java and being captured, Changi Prison Camp, building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, Nakhon Pathom, and liberation.
Date: November 16, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Dunn, E. Benjamin

Oral History Interview with Luther G. Prunty, 1986

Description: Interview with Luther Prunty, civil servant, Army veteran, and member of the "Lost Battalion." The interview includes Prunty's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Prunty talks about the Fall of Java and his capture, Bicycle Camp, Changi Prison Camp, building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, American air raids, and liberation.
Date: October 20, 1986
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Prunty, Luther

Oral History Interview with Melvin R. Baird, 1998

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Melvin R. "Pancho" Baird. It includes a combination of interviewing and reading from Baird's personal correspondence about his pre-World War II experiences with the U.S. Asiatic Fleet and his later experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Baird talks about his stationing aboard the destroyer USS Alden as a radioman, the grounding of the SS President Hoover off of Hoishito Island, the Sino-Japanese War, liberty ashore various Asian port cities, events on the South China Patrol, civilian activities after his discharge, activities as a radio technician on Blue Beach during the Okinawan Campaign, kamikaze actions on Okinawa, and typical shipboard routine.
Date: August 18, 1998
Creator: Baird, James & Baird, Melvin R.

Oral History Interview with Michie Stevens, March 21, 2013

Description: Interview with Michie Stevens, stewardess for Air America, for the Air America Oral History Project. The interview includes Stevens' personal experiences of growing up in World War II China and Japan, having a brother join the Yakuza crime syndicate, getting her first English speaking jobs, hiring and training with Air America, meeting and marrying her husband, working as a stewardess for Air America in Japan, and living in Laos, Thailand, and South Vietnam. The interview includes an appendix with an article about Stevens.
Date: March 21, 2013
Creator: Ferguson, J. Michael & Stevens, Michie

Oral History Interview with William F. Collier, February 17, 2013

Description: Interview with William F. Collier, Marine veteran and Air America helicopter pilot, for the Air America Oral History Project. The interview includes Collier's personal experiences as a Marine helicopter pilot in Vietnam, living with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, living in Thailand, search and rescue missions, and the Marine Aviation Cadet program, as well as his early love of aviation, interaction with the local populations in Southeast Asia, rumors about Air America, thoughts on the Air America movie, leaving Air America, and his thoughts on U.S. involvement in Laos as well as his own involvement. The interview includes an appendix with a short story written by Collier.
Date: February 17, 2013
Creator: Ferguson, J. Michael & Collier, William F.