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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 Steve Stevens, March 21, 2013

Description: Interview with Air America fixed-wing and rotary-wing pilot Steve Stevens for the Air America Oral History Project. The interview includes Stevens' personal experiences while serving with the Marine Corps in the Korean War, flight training with the Marine Corps, getting hired with Air America, as well as flying the Sikorsky H-34 helicopter in Laos, photo reconnaissance missions throughout Laos including the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the Beechcraft Volpar, flying other helicopters and airplanes in Laos, South Vietnam, and Japan for Air America, and flying work in other parts of the world after Air America. Stevens talks about a Search and Rescue mission in Laos, his early interest in aviation and the military, early connections to Air America via other Marines, and the excellent maintenance at Air America.
Date: March 21, 2013
Creator: Ferguson, J. Michael & Stevens, Steve

Oral History Interview with Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, October 21, 2009

Description: Interview with assistant professor of music history at UNT Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Mexican-born immigrant to Dallas, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Alonso-Minutti's personal experiences of childhood and education in Mexico, attending college at Universidad de las Americas, discovering music history as a discipline of study, a one-year course of study in theology in Dallas, choir direction at a church in England, attending graduate school, and accepting a job offer from UNT. Additionally, Alonso-Minutti discusses family history, her grandparents' migration from Spain and Italy, her first impressions of the U.S., the decision to study musicology in the U.S. or Great Britain, the citizenship process, and the contrast of life in Mexico, England, California, and Texas.
Date: October 21, 2009
Creator: Onspaugh, Patrick & Alonso-Minutti, Ana R.

Oral History Interview with Gerard Roland Vela, July 21, 2004

Description: Interview with Dr. Gerard Roland Vela, UNT Professor Emeritus of Microbiology. The interview includes Vela's personal experiences about childhood and education, serving in World War II-era U.S. Navy, having a fellowship at Harvard University, and joining the North Texas faculty in 1965. Additionally, Vela discusses his family history, his love of chemistry, genetics, and microbiology, the growing pains involved with transitioning North Texas into a research university, the construction of a research program, his relationship with students, and his service on the Denton City Council. Photographs are included throughout the interview.
Date: July 21, 2004
Creator: Calderon, Roberto R. & Vela, Gerard Roland

Oral History Interview with John L. Bates, Jr., September 21, 2003

Description: 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.
Date: September 21, 2003
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Bates, John L., Jr.

Oral History Interview with Jerome D. Fox, August 21, 2003

Description: Interview with Jerome D. Fox, an OS2U Kingfisher gunner aboard the cruiser USS Detroit in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The interview includes Fox's personal experiences about childhood on a ranch in West Texas, enlisting in the Navy, boot camp at San Diego, California, aerial gunner school at Naval Air Station, Modesto, California, his assignment to the OS2U crew aboard the USS Detroit, patrol duty in the Aleutian Islands, bombardment of the Kurile Islands, South American patrol, his assignment to the Central Pacific Theater as an escort for the Tanker Division in refueling carrier battle groups, kamikaze attacks, operations off Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay, and his postwar activities.
Date: August 21, 2003
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Fox, Jerome D.

Oral History Interview with Thomas A. Chipman, May 21, 1999

Description: Interview with Thomas A. Chipman, who is a World War II veteran and restaurant business owner from Hill City, Kansas. In the interview, Chipman discusses his experiences as a medic and driver in the European Theatre during the war. He describes what basic training and his induction into the Army was like, and also talks a little bit about when he was sent to the Pennsylvania Military College to earn a degree in engineering. Chipman recollects when his battalion was transported to England and France in order to fight in several battles that included the Battle of the Bulge. He describes what it was like to stay in Europe, and includes details such as the attitudes toward battlefield carnage, the evacuation and transport of the dead and wounded, the capture of German prisoners-of-war, and civilian refugees. Chipman reminisces of the German surrender and his return to the United States, where he started a restaurant business career.
Date: May 21, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Chipman, Thomas A.

Oral History Interview with James Driver, March 21, 1999

Description: Interview with Navy veteran James Driver. The interview includes Driver's personal experiences about being a dive-bomber and fighter pilot during the Pacific Theater during World War II, various phases of training, dive-bomber training, having convoy escort duty off New Hebrides, the neutralization of Rabaul, transferring to fighter planes, flying combat air patrol off the carrier USS Hancock, providing cover for the Marine landings on Okinawa, combat against kamikazes, engagements against enemy fighters and kamikazes on the last day of the war, locating and dropping supplies to prisoner-of-war camps in Japan, and returning to the States. The interview includes an appendix with a letter written by Driver.
Date: March 21, 1999
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Driver, James

Oral History Interview with Frank Ites, October 21, 1983

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Frank Ites. The interview includes Ites' personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: October 21, 1983
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Ites, Frank

Oral History Interview with Lloyd L. Pearson, February 21, 1982

Description: Interview with trucker and Navy veteran Lloyd L. Pearson. The interview includes Pearson's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: February 21, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Pearson, Lloyd L.

Oral History Interview with Ben Dei Santi, April 21, 1978

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Ben Dei Santi. The interview includes Dei Santi's personal experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Schley during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: April 21, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Dei Santi, Ben

Oral History Interview with James Cory, December 21, 1976

Description: Interview with Marine Corps veteran James Cory. The interview includes Cory's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Arizona during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The interview includes an appendix with a letter, news bulletin, memorandums, and a narrative.
Date: December 21, 1976
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Cory, James

Oral History Interview with Jesse R. Smith, December 21, 1974

Description: Interview with Marine Corps veteran Jesse R. Smith. The interview includes Smith's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Tennessee during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: December 21, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Smith, Jesse R.

Oral History Interview with Noel E. Gill, December 21, 1974

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Noel E. Gill. The interview includes Gill's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date: December 21, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Gill, Noel E.

Oral History Interview with A. Y. Allee, February 21, 1969

Description: Interview with Captain A. Y. Allee, a member of the Texas Rangers "Company D". In the interview, Captain Allee explains what these organizations are, and why they are significant. He discusses some specific details of his job, as well as Mexican-American relations that he has observed. Captain Allee describes his version of what happened at the Crystal City Incident.
Date: February 21, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Allee, A. Y.

Oral History Interview with Juan Cornejo, February 21, 1969

Description: Interview with Juan Cornejo, who is the former Mayor of Crystal City, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Cornejo gives some background information and describes his early life, education, and work. He describes how he was elected and what his accomplishments were as Mayor. Mr. Cornejo also discusses his thoughts and personal opinions on municipal elections, discrimination, the Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations, and charges against Captain A. Y. Allee.
Date: February 21, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Cornejo, Juan