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Oral History Interview with Allen H. Benton, November 24, 2004

Description: Interview with Allen H. Benton, World War II-era veteran of the 112th Cavalry, Texas National Guard. The interview includes Benton's personal experiences about childhood in upstate New York and the Depression-era economy, education at Cornell University, drafting into the U.S. Army Infantry and service at several stateside bases, transferring to Cavalry and combat in the Pacific Theater, and having a career as an author of biological field guides. The interview also includes Benton's memories of the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay as well as his opinions on war in general.
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Date: November 24, 2004
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T.; Benton, Allen H. & Johnston, Craig F.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

[The assembly line at Bell Helicopter]

Description: Photograph of the assembly line at Bell Helicopter. On the back is written: "Photo 273305. The newest member of the U.S. Army's air mobile force, the OH-58A light observation helicopter, rolls down the assembly line at Textron's Bell Helicopter company in Fort Worth, Texas. The first of 2,200 OH-58A's was delivered to the Army Friday (May 23). Accepting the five-place, turbine-powered helicopter which is named the "Kioa," was Maj. Gen. John Norton, commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command in St. Louis. Deliveries will continue through mid-1972. From: Public relations, Bell Helicopter (a Textron company), Box 482, Fort Worth, Texas 76101. Area code 817-280-2519."
Date: May 23, 1969
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Sam Houston the fourth]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Sam Houston the fourth, great-grandson of Sam Houston, heading out for Army duty in El Paso.
Date: July 16, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Army Reserves]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about letters sent out to Army Reservists in order to update records. The letters have many reservists fearing they will be deployed soon.
Date: November 21, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: General Evans]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Major General Ira K. Evans, commander of the Army's Quartermaster Training Command, stopping in Fort Worth while touring Army installations.
Date: March 28, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Italian army officers]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about 33 Italian Army officers arriving in Fort Worth to tour the major cities of the United States under sponsorship of the U. S. Army's Foreign Liaison division.
Date: June 21, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: General Walker]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Army Major General, Edwin Walker, campaigning for the democratic party's nomination for governor.
Date: April 13, 1962
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: General Medaris]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Major-General John B. Medaris inspecting the Nike missile base in Alvarado.
Date: May 13, 1959
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Holub]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about E.J. Holub enlisting in the army.
Date: February 2, 1961
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Shooting]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story. This story aired at 12:00am.
Date: 1969-04-03T24:00:00
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Soldier]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story. The story aired at 12am.
Date: 1969-04-02T24:00:00
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Fallout training]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Federal Aviation Agency men receiving training for radioactive fallout.
Date: January 16, 1959
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Nike Ajax missile]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Army recruiters using a Nike Ajax missile in front of the Hollywood movie theater in downtown Fort Worth to help recruit soldiers for missile service.
Date: October 12, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Wedding]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Dallas Peace of Justice marrying a couple in Germany.
Date: June 14, 1961
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Blackjack tree]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a ceremony to dedicate a blackjack oak tree to General of the Armies.
Date: September 13, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections