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Oral History Interview with Dean M. McCall, February 26, 1971

Description: Interview with Dean M. McCall, Army Air Corps veteran and survivor of the siege of Corregidor. The interview includes McCall's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. McCall talks about the Japanese bombing of Nichols Field, the fall of Bataan, the fall of Corregidor and his capture, Bilibid Prison, hell ship to Japan, copper mining at Motiyama, Honshu, American air raids and naval bombardment, and liberation.
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Date: February 26, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & McCall, Dean M.

Oral History Interview with Miguel Soria, October 2, 2012

Description: Interview with Miguel Soria, Mexican-born immigrant to Plano, Texas. The interview includes Soria's personal experiences about childhood in Mexico, his first visit to the U.S., illegally crossing the border to live in Dallas, Texas, and experiences with a human smuggler, along with his experiences as an undocumented person and with discrimination. It also includes his thoughts on the DREAM act and the immigration process, and advice for future immigrants.
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Date: October 2, 2012
Creator: Duque, Samantha & Soria, Miguel

Oral History Interview with William J. Alexander, November 11, 2002

Description: Interview with advertising executive and Navy veteran William J. Alexander. The interview includes Alexander's personal experiences about being a teenager during World War II, being a sailor during the last months of World War II, early youth in Casper, Wyoming, moving back to Denver to be reunited with his parent and employment at the Brown Palace Hotel, wartime rationing, joining the Navy, and boot camp. Additionally, Alexander talks about his close relationship with his older brother, life in Casper during the Great Depression while living with his aunt and uncle, local reactions to the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, vignettes about John Barrymore, Sammy Kaye, Harry James, and Betty Grable, his brother's enlistment in the Navy, his employment at Station KOA in Denver, making broadcast announcements about D-Day, the sinking of his brother's destroyer, the USS Spence, during a typhoon, the effects of his brother's death on him and his parents, V-J Day celebrations in Chicago, his role as director of the base chapel choir at Opa Locka Naval Air Station, and his postwar career.
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Date: November 11, 2002
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Alexander, William J.

Oral History Interview with Giancarlo Quijano, October 11, 2012

Description: Interview with Giancarlo Quijano, West German-born Colombian immigrant to Denton, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigration Oral History Project. The interview includes Quijano's personal experiences from his childhood in West Germany, life in Colombia during the 1990s violence, his family's immigration to Texas, his expectations of the U.S., and the subsequent culture shock. Quijano talks about the transition to American life, attending college as an international student, his experiences with the citizenship process, and his thoughts on the immigration debate.
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Date: October 11, 2012
Creator: Duque, Samantha & Quijano, Giancarlo

Oral History Interview with Shelley Schnittker, February 24, 2013

Description: Interview with U.S. Navy Seaman, Avionics Technician, and Persian Gulf War-era Veteran Shelley Schnittker for the Women Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes her experiences with childhood in Arlington and the effects of her parent's divorce. She talks about her experience in drug rehab, reasons for joining the Navy, training in a job recently opened to women, her experience in an all-female company at boot camp, life at duty station in San Diego, California, and the reaction of her family when she told them of her enlistment. It also includes her experience as part of a detachment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation, her thoughts on women in combat and the expanding role of women in the Navy in the early 1990s. She talks about her first marriage, as well as attending Baylor University and the reaction of other students in regards to her veteran status, the lack of support for women veterans at Baylor, the shellback ceremony, and her advice for future generations of women in the military. Schnittker also talks about unreported sexual assault during avionics school, and gives advice to victims of military sexual trauma. It includes an appendix with photographs and a list detailing Schnittker's military career.
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Date: February 24, 2013
Creator: Hedrick, Amy & Schnittker, Shelley

Oral History Interview with Joe Cole, January 20, 2004

Description: Interview with photojournalist and artist Joe Cole. The interview includes Cole's personal experiences about the Texas International Pop Festival. Cole talks about his parents' reaction to changes in the Sixties, his introduction to marijuana, his attraction to the music of the Beatles, his initial introduction to the Fort Worth hippie culture, his views towards the Vietnam war, obtaining an agricultural exemption from his local draft board, Sixties music and its message, his comments about the Chicago Transit Authority, Canned Heat, and Led Zeppelin, activities of the Hog Farm, drug usage at the festival, festival security personnel, "bad trip" tents, skinny-dipping in Lake Dallas, and the lasting influence of the festival on his life.
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Date: January 20, 2004
Creator: Tittle, Dennis & Cole, Joe

Oral History Interview with David Braden, February 4, 2005

Description: Interview with David Braden, architect and Army Air Forces veteran. In the interview, Braden speaks about his impressions of General Curtis LeMay in the Pacific Theater during World War II, his assignment to Saipan, Mariana Islands, for bombing operations against the Japanese homeland, LeMay's arrival in the Marianas and changes in bombing techniques, the thirty-five mission limitation and improvement in aircrew morale, his functions as a B-29 navigator, LeMay's decision to conduct incendiary night rights at 5,000 feet, the strategic importance of Iwo Jima for bomber crews, and his assessment of how LeMay's policies made a decided difference in ending the war.
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Date: February 4, 2005
Creator: Hurley, Alfred F. & Braden, David

Oral History Interview with Armaiti Shahidi Fitzgerald, March 17, 2011

Description: Interview with graphic designer, business owner, and beauty pageant winner Armaiti Shahidi Fitzgerald, Iranian-born immigrant to Plano, Texas, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Fitzgerald's personal experiences of childhood and home life in Tehran, Iran, attending Al Zahra University in Tehran, coming to America as a young bride, attending the University of North Texas and finding a career as a fine artist in Dallas. Fitzgerald talks about serving as Mrs. International 2009 and establishing the Fight Oral Cancer Foundation. The interview includes photographs and articles about Fitzgerald.
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Date: March 17, 2011
Creator: Kilgore, Deborah & Fitzgerald, Armaiti Shahidi

Oral History Interview with B. W. Bigger, December 6, 1980

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran B. W. Bigger. The interview includes Bigger's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 6, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Bigger, B. W.

Oral History Interview with Shuford M. Alexander, Jr., December 2, 1999

Description: Interview with engineer and Army Air Forces veteran Shuford M. Alexander, Jr. The interview includes Alexander's personal experiences about being a fighter pilot in Italy during World War II, basic training, flight training, various assignments and transfers, Operation STRANGLE, being shot down by flak over Piacenza, and being rescued by Italian partisans. Additionally, Alexander talks about his link-up with a British A-4 Mission and his attempt to reach Allied lines, his betrayal by a German agent and his subsequent capture, escaping and continuing his search for Allied lines, his observations and opinions about the partisans, a second encounter with a British A-4 Mission, the Martani family in the village of Tosca, his group's trek through mountain snow to reach Allied lines, meeting with British paratroopers and with African-American soldiers from the 92nd Infantry Division, and his reunion with his squadron in Pisa. The interview includes an appendix with a narrative by Alexander.
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Date: December 2, 1999
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Alexander, Shuford M., Jr.

Oral History Interview with Ted A. Crozier, August 8, 2002

Description: Interview with Army veteran Ted A. Crozier. The interview includes Crozier's personal experiences about his service as an aviation officer for General Olinto Barsanti, commander of the 101st Airborne Division. Crozier talks about his Pre-Vietnam reminiscences about Barsanti and his role in facilitating the transition of the 101st Airborne Division to the use of helicopters.
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Date: August 8, 2002
Creator: Lane, Peter B. & Crozier, Ted A.

Oral History Interview with Joseph H. Strittmatter, June 8, 1974

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Joseph H. Strittmatter. The interview includes Strittmatter's personal experiences with VP-24 at Ford Island Naval Air Station during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: June 8, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Strittmatter, Joseph H.

Oral History Interview with Jack Kelley, April 19, 1978

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Jack Kelley. The interview includes Kelley's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Tennessee during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: April 19, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Kelley, Jack

Oral History Interview with Jonathan Forbes, December 1, 2009

Description: Interview with Jonathan Forbes, Canadian-born immigrant to Plano, Texas, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Forbes' personal experiences of childhood and education in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and dealing with the U.S. immigration and customs bureaucracy. Forbes also talks about his parent's decision to immigrate to the U.S., the similarities and differences of life in Canada and the U.S., his perception of changes due to 9/11 attacks, his intention to remain in the U.S. and gain citizenship, and views on contemporary political issues.
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Date: December 1, 2009
Creator: Truxal, Luke & Forbes, Jonathan

Oral History Interview with T. R. Milton, 2006-2007

Description: Interview with General T. R. Milton, retired U.S. Air Force general and former commander of Thirteenth Air Force. In the interview, Milton gives his opinions regarding various commanders, USAF traditions compared to those of other services, including discussions of uniforms and force cohesiveness, Air Force Chiefs of Staff, and Air Force execution of various Cold War policies. He also talks about his combat experience in the European Theater of World War II, gives his thoughts on command and leadership, and voices his concerns regarding the U.S. Air Force Academy, force organization, and command structure.
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Date: October 11, 2006
Creator: Hurley, Alfred F. & Milton, T. Ross

Oral History Interview with William P. Harris, May 19, 1974

Description: Interview with Navy veteran William P. Harris. The interview includes Harris' personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: May 19, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Harris, William P.

Oral History Interview with Noah Brown, March 31, 1994

Description: Interview with Noah Brown. The interview includes Brown's personal experiences as an employee of the Red River Arsenal and the Lone Star Ordinance Plant. Brown also talks about union activities, safety procedures, women employees, and work schedules.
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Date: March 31, 1994
Creator: Brantley, Janet & Brown, Noah

Oral History Interview with James F. Brede, 2011

Description: Interview with James F. Brede, dentist and U.S. Army Air Forces veteran. The interview includes his personal experiences in World War II as a B-17 co-pilot with the 8th Air Force in the European Theater, his childhood in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, enlistment in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1943, preliminary training in Tennessee, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas, his active service with the 379th Bomb Group in Kimbolton, England, combat experience in 35 missions, return to the U.S. and continued military service as a flight instructor in Lakeland, Florida and Wichita Falls, Texas, as well as the return to civilian life, marriage, dental school under the G.I. Bill, reenlistment in the Air Force as a dentist, his deployment to Korea, his discharge from the Air Force, and the establishment of his dental practice and experiences since retirement. The interview includes an appendix with a copy of his book.
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Date: March 30, 2011
Creator: Fox, Lisa A. & Brede, James F.

Oral History Interview with Dulcie Barnier Dreyspring, December 4, 2012

Description: Interview with Dulcie Barnier Dreyspring, Australian-born immigrant to Fort Worth, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Dreyspring's personal experiences of childhood in Australia, interactions with American soldiers during World War II, the Japanese invasion of Australia, her first visit to the U.S., first impressions of America, her first marriage to an American, and her return to Australia for the immigration process. It also includes her impressions of various American cities, views on American identity, her siblings in Australia, reasons for moving to Fort Worth, her second marriage to an American airman, adopting Texas culture, and advice for future immigrants.
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Date: December 4, 2012
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Dreyspring, Dulcie Barnier

Oral History Interview with Lillie Abbey, December 11, 1974

Description: Interview with Lillie Abbey, long-time resident of Denton, Texas. The interview includes Abbey's personal experiences of the Oklahoma land rush, farm life, and life in Denton during the 1920s and 1930s.
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Date: December 11, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Abbey, Lillie

Oral History Interview with Nicole Deluna, March 17, 2013

Description: Interview with Nicole Deluna, third generation of Bermejo women, for the Mexican American Women's Educational Experience Oral History Project. The interview includes Deluna's personal experiences of schooling in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as the meaning of high school graduation, reasons for not attending college, a discussion of cultural expectations of Mexican American women, her daughter's educational plans, and the benefit of an education in the workplace. The interview includes an appendix with the Bermejo family tree.
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Date: March 17, 2013
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Deluna, Nicole

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.
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Date: August 18, 1998
Creator: Baird, James & Baird, Melvin R.