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Oral History Interview with Hugh W. Calvert, September 10, 2003

Description: Interview with Army veteran Hugh W. Calvert. The interview includes Calvert's personal experiences about the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II, youth during the Great Depression, his assignment to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, tank school at Fort Knox, transferring to Service Troop, his assignment to New Caledonia and to Woodlark Island, operation on Arawe, the Driniumor River Campaign, and his rotation back to the States.
Date: September 10, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Calvert, Hugh W.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Charles C. Brabham, Jr., September 9, 2003

Description: Interview with Army veteran Charles C. Brabham Jr. The interview includes Brabham's personal experiences about the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II, his youth in Dallas during the Great Depression, joining the 112th Cavalry at age 16, his mobilization and various assignments, and his medical evacuation die to malaria, dysentery, and hookworm.
Date: September 9, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Brabham, Charles C., Jr.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., 2003-2004

Description: Interview with landscape architect and Army veteran William Garbo Sr. The interview includes Garbo's personal experiences about the G Troop, 112th Cavalry, in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World-War II, growing up in an Italian-American family in Mississippi during the Great Depression, volunteering for the draft and processing at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, basic training at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Virginia, being assigned to the 26th War Dog Platoon and to New Guinea in 1944, the Battle of the Driniumor River and his attachment to elements of the 32nd Infantry Division, jungle patrols on New Guinea with his dog, his transfer to Troop, 112th Cavalry and the invasion of Layte, Philippines, and the living condition in the Philippine jungles. Additionally, Garbo speaks about the fighting prowess of his comrades in the 112th Cavalry, jungle patrols on Leyte and Luzon, the 112th's activities around Marungko and Antipolo, Luzon, descriptions of cannibalism by Japanese soldiers, his wounds from artillery shrapnel and evacuation by helicopter, his return to the 112th Cavalry and preparations for the invasion of Japan, witnessing the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay, occupation duty at Tateyama, Honshu, relations between Japanese civilians and American occupation troops, the destruction of Japanese defensive fortifications and weapons on Honshu, his return to the States, and mustering out of the service. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
Date: November 24, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Garbo, William, Sr.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with James Riley Chennault, August 6, 2003

Description: Interview with Army veteran James Riley Chennault. The interview includes Chennault's personal experiences about the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II, childhood in Mississippi, moving to Texas in 1939, joining the 112th Cavalry, training, combat, and the Battle of Driniumor River. Chennault also talks about the mobilization of the Texas National Guard, Louisiana Maneuvers as part of the 3rd Army, rotation to the states, his assignment to a pack mule outfit, his discharge from the Army, and the daily routine of life in the horse cavalry. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
Date: August 6, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Chennault, James Riley
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Ralph L. Cerny, September 18, 2000

Description: Interview with Army veteran Ralph L. Cerny. The interview includes Cerny's personal experiences about being a combat infantryman in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II, joining the Illinois National Guard, federalization of the Illinois National Guard, training at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, shipping to Camp Darwin, Australia, and combat around Mount Austen on Guadalcanal. Additionally, Cerny talks about the formation of the American Division and landings at New Caledonia, transferring of the division to Guadalcanal, the fate of Japanese prisoners-of-war, evacuation to the Fiji islands for rest and recuperation, landings on Bougainville, patrol and reconnaissance activities on Bougainville, his rotation back to the States, stateside duty as a drill instructor at Fort McClellan, and his postwar career.
Date: September 18, 2000
Creator: Lane, Peter B. & Cerny, Ralph L.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with K. O. Dahlgren, May 28, 2002

Description: Interview with K.O. Dahlgren, civil engineer and Marine Corps veteran. The interview includes Dahlgren's personal experiences about being a PBJ co-pilot in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II, enlisting in the Navy, primary and secondary flight training through the Civilian Pilot Training Program, pre-flight training, basic and advanced flight training, and navigation school. Additionally, Dahlgren talks about his early interest in aviation, designation as an Aviation Cadet, the transition to multi-engine planes at Corpus Christi and his transfer to the Marine Corps, transferring to Cherry Point, North Carolina, crew formation and PBJ training at Cherry Point, advanced training, his personal views on combat and the Japanese, stationing to Green Island, "night heckling" missions to Rabaul, his assignment to and living conditions in Emirau, skip-bombing, strafing, and night bombing missions, rest and relaxation in Australia, his rotation back to the states, and his postwar career.
Date: May 28, 2002
Creator: Koontz, Christopher N. & Dahlgren, K. O.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program