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Oral History Interviews with Pete Evans, 1984

Description: Interview with Pete Evans, a Texas National Guard veteran and POW from Hamby, Texas. Evans discusses his time as a member of 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery (the "Lost Battalion") which was captured by the Japanese in March, 1942, including: his upbringing; entering the Guard and training; mobilization, the Louisiana Maneuvers, and deployment to East Asia; diversion from the Philippines to Brisbane and then Java, after December 7th, 1941; assignment to Sangosari near Malang; the Japanese invasion and the American surrender; and experiences in internment at Surabaya, Tanjong Priok in Batavia, Changi Camp in Singapore, Nagasaki, and the Orio district of Kitakyūshū.
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Date: {1984-02-15, 1984-02-29, 1984-03-07}
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Evans, Pete
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Personal Diary of Frank Fujita, Jr.

Description: A copy of Frank Fujita Jr.'s war diary, obtained by Dr. Ron Marcello to accompany Fujita's oral history interview. Fujita was an Texas National Guard WWII veteran and POW from the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery Regiment captured on Java in March 1942. Included is Fujita's original bound diary, and a rewritten version he made in a Japanese logbook in internment and continued. They contain daily activities, doodles, lists of dozens of servicemen and captives encountered, and the key to an encoded script Fujita developed for sensitive information. Also included is a postwar newspaper clipping about Fujita's unit.
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Date: December 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Fujita Jr., Frank
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Oral History Interview with Ali H. Heidari, April 20, 2011

Description: Interview with Ali Heidari, an Iranian immigrant, realtor, and restaurateur from Tehran. Heidari discusses growing up, education, moving to Athens, Texas in 1975, attending UT Arlington, getting into real estate, his family, his reaction to the 1979-81 hostage crisis, experiences as an immigrant in DFW, and his thoughts on American youth and culture.
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Date: April 20, 2011
Creator: Nabors, Daniel J. & Heidari, Ali H.
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Oral History Interview with Robert Hoe, September 20, 2003

Description: Interview with Robert Hoe, a Navy WWII veteran of the China-Burma-India theater from Le Roy, New York. Hoe discusses growing up, the reaction to Pearl Harbor, attending college, enlisting in the Navy, training and becoming an officer, joining the Navy Scouts and Raiders, deployment to China and assignment to the Sino-American Cooperative Organization, supplying their forces, operations with guerilla fighters against the Japanese occupation, intelligence gathering, his reaction to the atomic bomb, the end of the war, service in China and discharge, and life as a civilian.
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Date: September 20, 2003
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Hoe, Robert
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Oral History Interview with John Hargrove, August 12, 1998

Description: Interview with John Hargrove, a Army Air Corps WWII veteran from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Hargrove discusses growing up and his family background, being drafted into the Air Corps, training, assignment to the 18th Reconnaissance Squadron, 22nd Bomb Group at Langley Field as a radio operator, life and work at Langley, transition to the B-26, the start of the war, submarine patrol, deployment to Townsville, Australia via Hawaii, flying his first mission, liberty and recreation, bombing and close air support missions, the crew being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, losses, returning to the US, work as a radio instructor, meeting his wife, postwar service, and reflections on the atomic bomb. In appendix is a manuscript for an autobiography written by Hargrove, an addendum to the interview, and a letter to Ron Marcello making corrections to the interview.
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Date: August 12, 1998
Creator: Lane, Peter B.; Byrd, Richard W. & Hargrove, John H.
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Oral History Interview with William H. Haugh, January 12, 1999

Description: Interview with William H. Haugh, a Army WWII veteran from Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. Haugh discusses growing up in Wrightsville, getting his own farm, the wartime economy, being drafted into the Army, becoming a machine gunner in the 35th Infantry Division, arrival in Metz and advancing to the Battle of the Bulge, artillery, experiences in combat, the Rhineland Campaign, the Ruhr Valley, being wounded, the German surrender and the Army of Occupation, reflections on combat, and returning to civilian life.
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Date: January 12, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Haugh, William H.
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Oral History Interview with Maj. Gen. Frederick E. Haynes, September 19, 2001

Description: Interview with Major General Frederick Haynes, a Marine WWII veteran from Dallas, Texas. Haynes discusses growing up, becoming an officer in the Marine Corps, being a small arms instructor, assignment to the 28th Marines and training for combat, various experiences fighting the Battle of Iwo Jima, and reflections on battle.
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Date: September 19, 2001
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Haynes, Frederick E.
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Oral History Interview with Ceclia Bermejo Hernandez, February 16, 2013

Description: Interview with Cecelia Hernandez, a Mexican-American resident of Fort Worth, Texas. Hernandez discusses her schooling, her family, thoughts on college and first generation students, becoming and being a parent, working at Fort Worth ISD, and encountering struggles as a Hispanic person and parent. In appendix is her family tree.
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Date: February 16, 2013
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Bermejo-Hernandez, Cecelia
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Oral History Interview with Lloyd F. Hudson, August 12, 2003

Description: Interview with Lloyd F. Hudson, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran from Fort Worth, Texas. Hudson discusses his family background, joining the 124th Cavalry and transfer to the 112th, work as a cavalryman before activation, activation and the Louisiana Maneuvers, deployment to Townsville, Australia, amphibious assault on Arawe, New Britain, falling ill and returning to the States, the character of troops, equipment, rivalry with the Marine Corps, and acts of bravery. In appendix is a list of Hudson's fellow soldiers, the places he served, descriptions of the equipment mentioned in the interview, and the 112th's service chronicle.
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Date: August 12, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Hudson, Lloyd F.
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Oral History Interview with James W. Huffman, April 11, 1990

Description: Interview with James W. Huffman, a Navy WWII veteran and POW from Los Angeles, California, who survived the sinking of the USS Houston (CA-30). Huffman discusses joining the Navy; service aboard the Houston and changes in training as war neared; early operations in the war; the Battle of Sundra Strait and sinking; surviving in Java; capture by the Japanese; various experiences in internment at Bicycle Camp in Batavia, Changi Camp in Singapore, Thanbyuzayat, several camps on the Burma Railway, and Tamarkan in Thailand; and liberation.
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Date: April 11, 1990
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Huffman, James W.
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Oral History Interview with Ernest Hubbard, March 5, 1998

Description: Interview with Ernest Hubbard, a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps from Perdido, Alabama. Hubbard discusses his family background, the Depression and its effects on life, joining the CCC, assignment to a camp at Dothan, AL, the organizational structure of the CCC, the different projects worked, training and skills learned, description of the Dothan camp, routine, recreation and leave, the effects and benefits of being in the CCC, and uniforms and equipment. In appendix is an autobiographical sketch of Hubbard, and several documents from his CCC service.
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Date: March 5, 1998
Creator: Rye, Anne & Hubbard, Ernest
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Oral History Interview with W. W. Hughes, November 17, 2003

Description: Interview with W. W. Hughes, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran from Grand Prarie, Texas. Hughes discusses growing up in the Great Depression, joining the National Guard and equestrian service in the 112th Cavalry at Fort Clark, the start of war and deployment to New Caledonia and Australia, preparations for combat, amphibious landings at Arawe Island off New Britain, scout patrols and combat, operations in New Guinea at the Driniumor River, Japanese POWs, actions in the Philippines at Leyte and Luzon, returning to the US as an instructor, and reflections on his service.
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Date: November 17, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Hughes, W. W.
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Oral History Interview with Michael Hurd, May 28, 2013

Description: Interview with Michael Hurd, a journalist and member of the Texas Black History Preservation Project from Houston, Texas. Hurd discusses growing up in Texarkana and Houston, his education and service in the Air Force, work with the Houston Post and USA Today, Juneteenth, researching black history, the Texas Black History Preservation Project and related efforts, being an historian, the history of Juneteenth and emancipation in Texas, and civil rights. In appendix are photographs of Hurd, clippings of his reporting, and URLs to videos he was involved in.
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Date: May 26, 2013
Creator: Turner, Elizabeth Hays & Hurd, Michael
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Oral History Interview with Eddie Griffin, January 31, 2014

Description: Interview with Eddie Griffin, an African-American historian and activist from Fort Worth, Texas. Griffin discusses his family origins, growing up in segregated Fort Worth, the Fort Worth economy and discrimination, white neighborhoods, attending I. M. Terrell High School, black newspapers and histories, JFK's visit, attending Arlington State College, being drafted into the Army and stationed in Germany, becoming a revolutionary, robbing a series of banks, being incarcerated, activism in prison and political prisoners, returning to civilian life, the rediscovery of his faith, and his career as a local historian. In appendix are several photographs of Griffin and his family, and selections of literature featuring Griffin.
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Date: January 31, 2014
Creator: Moye, Todd & Griffin, Eddie
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Oral History Interview with Arthur Hofstein, October 30, 2007

Description: Interview with Arthur Hofstein, a Army WWII veteran from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hofstein discusses the lead up to war, being drafted, training to be a radio operator, departure for the European Theater, landing in France and first action at Mars-la-Tour, the Battle of the Bulge, German prisoners and civilians, advancing into Germany, the liberation of Dachau, letters, and life after the war. In appendix are various materials and photographs related to Hofstein and his service.
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Date: October 30, 2007
Creator: Decoster, Charlotte & Hofstein, Arthur I.
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Oral History Interview with Betty Kimble, April 25, 2013

Description: Interview with Betty Kimble, an employee of Texas Instruments and community activist from Denton, Texas. Kimble discusses her education and family, growing up in Denton, the relocation of Quakertown and the development of new black neighborhoods, changing demographics and current issues, and community action in Southeast Denton. In appendix is a photo of the Denton County Courthouse, the Confederate Memorial, and a picture of students and teachers at the Fred Moore School in the 1930s or 40s, as identified in the interview by Mrs. Kimble.
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Date: April 25, 2013
Creator: Stallings, Chelsea & Kimble, Betty
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Oral History Interview with Harve D. King, May 22, 2001

Description: Interview with Harve D. King, a Army WWII veteran from Copeville, Texas, who served in the 350th Engineer Regiment. King discusses his upbringing on a cotton farm, school in Farmersville, discrimination as an African-American, attending Texas College, joining the Army, training, assignment at Camp Shelby, deployment to New Guinea, operations at Hollandia, building a hospital, recreation, visiting Australia, returning to the United States and discharge, and life after the war.
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Date: May 22, 2001
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & King, Harve D.
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Oral History Interview with Clarence Kingsley, November 21, 2003

Description: Interview with Charles Kingsley, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran from Dallas, Texas, who served in the 112th Cavalry. Kingsley discusses his upbringing, joining the Guard, the Louisiana Maneuvers, deployment to New Caledonia, his troop's machine gun section/platoon, Woodlark Island, the Battle of Arawe, New Guinea and the Battle of Drinumor River, the Battles of Leyte and Luzon, his thoughts on the generals he served, and thoughts on the 112th.
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Date: November 23, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Kingsley, Clarence
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Oral History Interview with Julio Cesar Jo Gallent, December 1, 2012

Description: Interview with Julio Cesar Jo Gallent, an immigrant from Martí, Cuba. Jo discusses his family fleeing Cuba, being rescued by the Coast Guard, staying in a camp at Guanatamo Bay, arriving in Miami, education and daily life in Castro's Cuba, American education, moving to Garland, Texas, visiting Cuba, and Cuba-US relations.
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Date: December 2, 2012
Creator: Malone, Timothy A. & Jo Gallent, Julio Cesar
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Oral History Interview with E. Maurice Keathley, May 24, 1995

Description: Interview with E. Maurice Keathely, an employee of Prudential Insurance from Houston, Texas, who was involved in the Kaiser-Prudential joint venture. Keahtley discusses his educational background, work at Prudential, his responsibilities with "Kai-Pru", the value and benefits of the venture, key members of the companies, the financial arrangement and organization of the venture, marketing, HMO's, inter-company cooperation, difficulties and criticisms, and the Texas Medical Association.
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Date: May 24, 1995
Creator: Pinkney, Kathryn & Keathley, E. Maurice
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Oral History Interview with Marilyn Jean Johnson, March 24, 2014

Description: Interview with Marilyn Jean Johnson, an African-American resident of Fort Worth, Texas, from Champaign, Illinois, who moved to Texas during the civil rights era. Johnson, accompanied by her neighbor Exie Jean Alaman Morne'y, discusses the differences between life in Illinois and the segregated South, her first instances of discrimination, desegregation in Fort Worth, the Wright Amendment, Juneteenth, neighborhoods and housing, differences between Dallas and Fort Worth, persistent racism, and Carswell AFB.
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Date: March 24, 2014
Creator: Travis, Sarah & Johnson, Marilyn Jean
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Oral History Interview with Bobby Jones, June 19, 2014

Description: Interview with Dr. Bobby Jones, a veterinarian and epidemiologist from Southlake, Texas, whose family was prominent in the development of the community. Jones discusses his family history, growing up in a rural, segregated community, education at T. M. Terrell, race relations in Southlake, the Jones Annual Picnic, the Jones Gate cafe, the Civil Rights Act and desegregation, and the development of Southlake.
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Date: June 19, 2014
Creator: Fichera, Aaron & Jones, John Dolford "Bobby"
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Oral History Interview with Carlton J. Killgo, March 23, 1972

Description: Interview with Carlton J. Killgo, a Army Air Corps WWII veteran and POW from Slocum, Texas, who was shot down and captured by German forces. Killgo discusses enlisting in the Air Corps before the war, training and becoming a B-17 crewmember, deployment to England, his missions, getting shot down, capture by German civilians, transfer to Stalag Luft #4, experiences in internment there, liberation by the Soviet Army, and return to the United States.
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Date: March 23, 1972
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Killgo, Carlton J.
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