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Oral History Interviews with Alton C. Halbrook, 1972

Description: Interview with Alton C. Halbrook, a Marine WWII veteran and POW who was captured by the Japanese at Corregidor. Halbrook discusses joining the Marine Corps and prewar duty in Shanghai, transfer to the Philippines, the Japanese invasion, retreat to Corregidor, the American surrender and capture by Japanese forces, internment at Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan, transfer to Clark Field and labor there, transit to Japan, internment and labor at a Japanese steel mill, a powerplant, and a factory, and the end of the war. In appendix is an autobiographical account by Halbrook.
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Date: 1972-03-21/1972-04-18
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interviews with James Voss, 1986

Description: Interview with James Voss, a lawyer and employee of the Caltex Petroleum Company from San Antonio, Texas. Voss discusses his earlier life and joining Caltex, work on company claims involving postwar China and other assets affected by World War II, the crude oil market, effects of the Chinese Communist Revolution on the company and markets, company operations in Japan and reconstruction, the company in Korea and Vietnam, mergers, purchases, divestments, expansion in the Mid East, South Africa, re-entry into China, and reflections on the energy business and his career.
Date: 1986-01-09/1986-06-20
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Henry Stanley, March 12, 1973

Description: Interview with Henry Stanley, a Army Air Corps WWII veteran and POW who survived the Bataan Death March. Stanley discusses joining the Air Corps and prewar service, the Japanese invasion, Bataan and Corregidor, capture by Japanese forces, the march, internment at Clark Field, transit to Japan and internment there, and the war's end. In appendix are letters Stanley wrote during the war, telegrams and letters to his family from the War Department regarding his status, and a statement recording his health during the war.
Date: March 12, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Clyde C. Childress, February 8, 1972

Description: Interview with Clyde C. Childress, an Army WWII veteran who served with Filipino guerrillas. Childress discusses joining the army, deployment to the Philippines before the war, the Japanese invasion, forming guerrilla groups, operations and survival on Mindanao, and the Allied invasion and liberation. In appendix are a congressional recognition of Childress and others guerrillas' service in the war, an autobiographical account written by Childress, and a series of action briefs reporting the guerrillas' operations.
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Date: February 8, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
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Oral History Interviews with Price Daniel, 1967-68

Description: Interviews with Price Daniel, 38th Governor of Texas and (after these interviews) Texas Supreme Court Justice. Daniel discusses his family history and involvement in politics, his education and early career, his first campaigns for and election to the Texas Legislature, his legislative history, opinions on governors and fellow lawmakers, service as Speaker of the House, reelection campaigns, his involvement in the Tidelands Controversy, his involvement in the Democratic Party, his service in the Senate, and his service as Governor of Texas. In appendix is an explanation of the Tidelands Controversy.
Date: 1967-02-25/1968-09-10
Creator: Gantt, Fred
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Third Reich Finale: as Witnessed by John L. Hancock, 259th Field Artillery Battalion

Description: Army WWII veteran John L. Hancock's autobiographical accounts of his service with the 259th Field Artillery Battalion in the final months of the European Theater. The book features five separate accounts on the Battle of the Bulge, Remagen, liberating Buchenwald, occupation duty in Germany, and returning to the US.
Date: August 11, 2003
Creator: Hancock, John L.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with O. J. Curry, March 29, 1979

Description: Interview with Dr. O. J. Curry from Santa Anna, Texas, the first dean of the School of Business at NTSU. Curry discusses his family history, childhood, education, becoming a teacher and high school principal, his marriage, getting his doctorate, the Great Depression, his time at the University of Arkansas and other institutions, his work with the petroleum industry during World War II, coming to NTSU, building the School Business, much about his tenure as dean, and his thoughts on business and education.
Date: March 29, 1979
Creator: Jenkins, Floyd
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Keith Naylor, April 2, 1971

Description: Interview with Keith Naylor, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran and POW from Vernon, Texas, who was captured with 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery (the "Lost Battalion") on Java by the Japanese. Naylor discusses joining the Guard, deployment to the Pacific and the war's start, operations at Malang on Java, the American surrender, experiences in internment at Tanjung Priok and Bicycle Camp in Batavia, transfer to Changi Camp in Singapore, work on the Burma Railway, internment at Chungkai and Linson in Thailand, and liberation. In appendix are an excerpt from a radio broadcast of Norton McGriffin in the News, three letters to Naylor's mother regarding his MIA status, and two cards from Naylor while interned.
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Date: April 2, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Henry Stanley, March 23, 1973

Description: Interview with Henry Stanley, a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Stanley discusses growing up in the Great Depression, joining the CCC, life and work at Mount Pleasant in Utah, and camaraderie and tensions between workers. In appendix is Stanley's discharge certificate and record of service.
Date: March 23, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with B. D. Fillmore, October 9, 1973

Description: Interview with B. D. Fillmore, a Texas National Guard WWII veteran and POW from Jacksboro, Texas, who was captured with the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery (the "Lost Battalion") by Japanese forces on Java. Fillmore discusses joining the Guard and mobilization, deployment to the Pacific, diversion to Java and operations at Malang, the Japanese invasion and American surrender, internment at Tanjung Priok and Bicycle Camp in Batavia, transfer to Changi Camp in Singapore, transfer to Thanbyuzayat and work on the Burma Railway, and liberation. In appendix are Fillmore's Japanese prisoner records, and War Department reports on his missing status and health.
Date: October 9, 1973
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.
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 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
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Oral History Interview with Elizabeth (Ivy) and Joel Ricci, August 1, 2014

Description: Interview with Joel and Ivy Ricci, homesteaders and members of the Good Life Center in Harborside, Maine, from Everett, Washington, and Washington DC, respectively. The Ricci's discuss their upbringings, family backgrounds, and educations; their discovery of Scott and Helen Nearing's work and the appeal of homesteading; their marriage; becoming homesteaders and their thoughts on the experience; thoughts on community and property; and reflections on their relationship.
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Date: August 1, 2014
Creator: Pomerleau, Clark A.; Ricci, Elizabeth Feiga Ross & Ricci, Joel Anthony
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Diego Echevarria, October 14, 2015

Description: Interview with Diego Echevarria, an Mexican-American immigrant from Mexico City. Echevarria discusses his childhood, life in Mexico City, living in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, moving to Texas City, experiences in school, moving to Irving, Texas, ESL, reflections on Mexico City, the visa process, the DREAM Act, employment, and immigration rhetoric in America.
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Date: October 14, 2015
Creator: Nichols, Cynthia & Echevarria, Diego
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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 John C. Reas, June 23, 1998

Description: Interview with John Reas, a Navy WWII veteran and POW from New Albany, Indiana, who survived the sinking of the USS Houston (CA-30). Reas discusses his assignment to the Houston and prewar operations in the Pacific, the start of the war and convoy duty, being bombed by 54 Japanese planes, the Battle of Sunda Strait, the sinking, capture by the Japanese, experiences in internment at Bicycle Camp in Batavia, transfer to Thanbyuzayat, work on the Burma Railway, the USS Houston Survivors List, liberation, and life after the war. In appendix is the USS Houston Survivors list, letters of his regarding the list, brief accounts written by Reas of different experiences in the war, a letter by Lanson H. Harris confirming how the list was given to OSS officers, and a photo of Reas' wallet that he carried through the war.
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Date: June 23, 1998
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Reas, John C.
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Oral History Interview with James N. Hall, November 10, 1999

Description: Interview with James N. Hall, a Army Air Force WWII veteran from Burkburnett, Texas. Hall discusses joining the Air Force from college, basic training, classification, flight training, the P-47, fighter tactics, deplyoment to Le Culot Airfield in Belgium, his first mission, briefings and intelligence, Air Support Parties, close air support, flak, bomber escort, air-to-air encounters, casualties, logistics, German civilians, crash landings, V-E Day, and return to civilian life.
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Date: November 10, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hall, James N.
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Oral History Interview with Igor Juric, January 12, 2013

Description: Interview with Igor Juric, an immigrant from Konjic, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Juric discusses growing up in Yugoslavia, fleeing to Vela Luka at the start of the Bosnian Wars, returning to Konjic and living in the midst of conflict, fleeing to Germany via Čapljina, moving to the Colony, Texas, and adjusting to life in America.
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Date: January 12, 2013
Creator: McKee, David & Juric, Igor
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Oral History Interview with Robert Greenwood, July 7, 1974

Description: Interview with Robert Greenwood, a Army WWII veteran who was present at the attack on Pearl Harbor, from Brooklyn, New York. Greenwood discusses joining the service, becoming a medic, transfer to Coast Artillery at Fort DeRussy in Honolulu, morale and patriotism among troops, his comrades, work, the Hawaiian population, promotion, alerts, liberty, the night of December 6th, the attack on Hickam Field and the harbor, fighting fires, shooting at planes with a rifle, rumors of invasion, and the following evening.
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Date: July 7, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Greenwood, Robert
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Oral History Interview with E. F. Howard, April 8, 1989

Description: Interview with E. F. Howard, a Army WWII veteran from Haines, Arkanas, who was present at the attack on Pearl Harbor. Howard discusses entering the service, assignment to Schofield Barracks, the facilities and daily life there, the lead up to war, events of December 7th, 1941, and service, injury, and discharge afterwards.
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Date: April 8, 1989
Creator: Smith, Melinda & Howard, E. F.
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Oral History Interview with James A. Nasser, November 13, 1987

Description: Interview with James A. Nasser, a Army WWII veteran from Herrin, Illinois, who was present at the attack on Pear Harbor. Nasser discusses joining the Army, assignment to the 98th Coast Artillery at Schofield Barracks, work and training, liberty and recreation, the morning of the attack and shooting down a Japanese airplane, events afterwards, service later in the war, and work with veterans.
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Date: November 13, 1987
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Nasser, James A.
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Oral History Interview with L. B. Smith, February 20, 1989

Description: Interview with L. B. Smith, a Army WWII veteran from Magnolia, Mississippi, who was present at the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Smith discusses entering the Army and training, events prior to the attack, the morning of December 7th and the bombing of Schofield Barracks, the aftermath and defensive preparations, and his later service in the Pacific Theater.
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Date: February 20, 1989
Creator: Cruse, Stephen & Smith, L. B.
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Oral History Interview with Kenneth Nine, April 28, 1990

Description: Interview with Kenneth Nine, a Army WWII veteran from Lonaconing, Maryland, who was present at the attack on Pearl Harbor. Nine discusses joining the Army, assignment to the 27th Infantry at Schofield Barracks, alerts, athletics, gambling, events of the attack at Schofield, preparing defenses on Oahu, and later service in the war.
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Date: April 28, 1990
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Nine, Kenneth
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Oral History Interview with James F. O'Connor, August 18, 1974

Description: Interview with James F. O'Connor, a Navy WWII veteran from New Albany, Indiana, who was present aboard the USS San Francisco during the attack on Pearl Harbor. O'Connor discusses joining the Navy, assignment to the San Francisco, work on the ship, crew organization, undergoing maintenance in Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack, the day before, the bombing, and the following night.
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Date: August 18, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & O'Connor, James F.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program