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Oral History Interview with W. J. Brooks, September 30, 1990

Description: Interview with W. J. Brooks, Civilian Conservation Corps employee during the Great Depression. He discusses his childhood in Kentucky; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 547 at Camp Robinson near Jackson, Kentucky and Company 2513 at Camp Panaca in Panaca, Nevada; and experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
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Date: September 30, 1990
Creator: Dreyer, Janice & Brooks, W. J.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Allen S. Kilborn, March 11, 1991

Description: Interview with Allen S. Kilborn, U.S. Army veteran, concerning his experiences as an Army officer in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Kilborn worked at camps in Winterset, Iowa (Company 2726); Leon, Iowa (Company 783); Tarkio, Missouri (Company 1742); Gallatin, Missouri (Company 1742); and Harrisonville, Missouri (Company 3773).
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Date: March 11, 1991
Creator: Daniels, John & Kilborn, Allen S.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Melvin Land, February 27-March 16, 1993

Description: Interview with Melvin Land, dentist, concerning his experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. He discusses his childhood in Oklahoma; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 2823 at Camp Stockman (SCS-14-O) near Morris, Oklahoma; description of camp; life in camp; post-CCC life.
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Date: 1993-02-27/1993-03-16
Creator: Rowe, Beverly & Land, Melvin
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with George Riley, February 3, 1994

Description: Interview with George Riley concerning his experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Riley worked at camps in Duncan, Arizona (Company 1814); Fredonia, Arizona (Company 1814); and Grand Junction, Colorado (Company 3892).
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Date: February 3, 1994
Creator: Henley, Shelly & Riley, George V.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Richard A. Crane, October 17, 1993

Description: Interview with Richard A. Crane about his experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. He discusses his childhood in Mesquite, Texas; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 819 at Camp NP-2-A in Grand, Canyon, Arizona; description of camp; life in camp.
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Date: October 17, 1993
Creator: Pinkney, Kathryn & Crane, Richard A.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with David A. Eargle, October 26, 1993

Description: Interview with David Eargle concerning his experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Eargle worked at camps in Waynesville, North Carolina (Company 443); Greer, South Carolina (Company 443); Switzer, South Carolina; Laurens, South Carolina; and Roseburg, Oregon (Company 3450). Appendix includes photocopy of Mr. Eargle's CCC discharge papers [2 p.]
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Date: October 26, 1993
Creator: Pierce, Jeffrey & Eargle, David
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Dan C. Buzzo, February 11 and 16, 1998

Description: Interview with Dan Buzzo, an Army veteran (2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, Texas National Guard) and a member of the "Lost Battalion," concerning his experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. He discusses the fall of Java and capture; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma- Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 1944; Tamuan and Tamuang, Thailand, 1944; Nakhon Nayok, Thailand, 1944-45; and his libe… more
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Date: {1998-02-11,1998-02-16}
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Buzzo, Dan C.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Richard Griffin, June 11, 1998

Description: Interview with Richard Griffin about his experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. He discusses his childhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 708 at Camp Rabideau in Blackduck, Minnesota; description of camp; life in camp.
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Date: June 11, 1998
Creator: Hughen, Bill & Griffin, Richard
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

In God's hands: a posthumous autobiography of Stephen Lloyd Smith

Description: A portion of missionary Stephen Lloyd Smith's unpublished autobiography, "In God's Hands," depicting the experience of his family as civilian internees of the Japanese in the Philippines during World War II.
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Date: May 1, 2001
Creator: Smith, Stephan Lloyd, 1893-1983 & Smith, Donald P., 1922-
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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[News Clip: John Wiley Price]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: 1992
Duration: 58 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with William J. Bates, February 7, 2001

Description: Interview with Navy veteran William J. Bates including personal experiences about the Pacific Theater during World War II, youth and education, the Navy Aviation Cadet Program, flight training, leaving naval aviation and attending Midshipman's School, being assigned to APc-21, operations off the coast of New Guinea with the VII Amphibious Force, providing escort duty for LCTs during assaults along the coast of New Guinea, the sinking of APc-21 by Japanese planes off New Britain Island, recupera… more
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Date: February 7, 2001
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Bates, William J.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Lanson B. Ditto, October 11, 1996

Description: Interview with Lanson B. Ditto, clothier and Navy veteran regarding personal experiences about the Pacific, Atlantic, and Mediterranean Theaters during World War II. Ditto talks about his education, enlistment in the Navy V-7 Program, midshipman training, assignment to the USS Langley, pre-war duty in the Philippines, coming of war and combat around the Philippines and Netherlands East Indies, the sinking of the Langley and his transfer to the USS Pecos, the sinking of the Pecos and his rescue … more
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Date: October 11, 1996
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Ditto, Lanson B.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with John J. Clemens, May 13, 2003

Description: Interview with John J. Clemens. The interview includes Clemens' personal experiences about childhood and early adulthood in Houston, Texas, World War II-era service in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard USS Wren in the Pacific Theater, and piloting a ship into Tokyo Bay immediately following the Japanese surrender. Clemens speaks about convoy missions across the Atlantic Ocean, the January 4, 1944 sinking of the USS Turner while moored in New York Harbor and the court of inquiry regarding the sinkin… more
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Date: May 13, 2003
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Clemens, John J., 1921-
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Richard Donley, February 22, 1997

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Richard Donley. The interview includes Donley's personal experiences about the Mediterranean Theater during World War II, boot camp, Fleet Torpedo School, encounters with German "F-lighter" armed barges and E-boats, various assignments, and combat against enemy destroyers. Donley also talks about screening operations for the invasions of Sicily and Salerno, operations along the coasts of northern Italy and southern France and the interdiction of German barge traffic,… more
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Date: February 22, 1997
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Donley, Richard
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Frank Breyer, September 20, 2003

Description: Interview with Army veteran Frank Breyer, including personal experiences about the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, volunteering for the draft, various assignments, his attachment to Merrill's Marauders, medical evacuation to Ledo, combat around Bhamo, Burma, the opening of the Burma Road, transfer to the 612th Artillery and to Kunming, China, for artillery training, teaching artillery tactics to Chinese troops with the Chinese Combat and Training Command, and the resumption of fi… more
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Date: September 20, 2003
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Breyer, Frank
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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 … more
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Date: September 21, 2003
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Bates, John L., Jr.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Herb Elfering, December 6, 2001

Description: Interview with electrical engineer and Army veteran Herb Elfering, The interview includes Elfering's personal experiences with a searchlight/radar battery, 251st Coast Artillery Regiment, at camp Malekole during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Elfering also gives brief descriptions of his later experiences at Bougainville and Luzon.
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Date: December 6, 2001
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Elfering, Herb
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Harlan W. Crouse, July 2, 2004

Description: Interview with Army veteran Harlan W. Crouse, including personal experiences about combat in the Philippines during World War II, the Japanese surrender in Yokohama Harbor, and being present during the post-war U.S. occupation of Japan.
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Date: July 2, 2004
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Crouse, Harlan W., 1926-
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Richard E. Cole, August 8, 2000

Description: Interview with Army Air Forces veteran Richard E. Cole describing personal experiences about being Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot during the Tokyo Raid on April 8, 1942, pre-war education, flight training, volunteering for a secret mission and meeting Colonel Doolittle, being assigned as Doolittle's co-pilot, mission training, various B-25 missions against Japanese targets in China and Burma, flying supplies over "The Hump." transferring to the states and volunteering for service in Burma with the … more
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Date: August 8, 2001
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Cole, Richard E.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with LeRoy Ellis Cox, February 5, 2004

Description: Interview with LeRoy Ellis Cox. The interview includes Cox's personal experiences about childhood and early adulthood in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado, World War-II-era Army Air Corps training in armaments and electronics, stateside service in the 303rd Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, aviation cadet training, serving as a B-25 instructor pilot, and as a DC-3 tow pilot for the glider program.
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Date: February 5, 2004
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Cox, LeRoy E., 1919-
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Jean Balch, October 12, 1996

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Jean Balch, including Balch's personal experiences about the Pacific theater, being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, boot camp, radio, radar, and gunnery school, operations during the Leyte invasion, missions over Luzon, and raids on Japanese installations on Formosa and Saigon, French Indo-China. Additionally, Balch talks about his plane being shot down on a raid to Hong Kong and his capture on January 16, 1945, interrogations and beatings by t… more
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Date: October 12, 1996
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Balch, Jean
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Douglas R. Crawford, February 25, 2004

Description: Interview with Air Force veteran Douglas R. "Roy" Crawford. The interview includes Crawford's personal experiences about early family life, joining the U.S. Army Air Forces, training as a bulldozer operator, removing radioactive debris from Hiroshima, training as a radar operator at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and working as the radar tracker when Major Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 on October 19, 1947. Additionally, Crawford talks about his assignments to Clark A… more
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Date: February 25, 2004
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Crawford, Douglas R., 1929-
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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