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Oral History Interview with Shuford M. Alexander, Jr., December 2, 1999

Description: Interview with engineer and Army Air Forces veteran Shuford M. Alexander, Jr. The interview includes Alexander's personal experiences about being a fighter pilot in Italy during World War II, basic training, flight training, various assignments and transfers, Operation STRANGLE, being shot down by flak over Piacenza, and being rescued by Italian partisans. Additionally, Alexander talks about his link-up with a British A-4 Mission and his attempt to reach Allied lines, his betrayal by a German agent and his subsequent capture, escaping and continuing his search for Allied lines, his observations and opinions about the partisans, a second encounter with a British A-4 Mission, the Martani family in the village of Tosca, his group's trek through mountain snow to reach Allied lines, meeting with British paratroopers and with African-American soldiers from the 92nd Infantry Division, and his reunion with his squadron in Pisa. The interview includes an appendix with a narrative by Alexander.
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Date: December 2, 1999
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Alexander, Shuford M., Jr.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Elijah Collins, Jr., December 6, 2001

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Elijah Collins Jr. The interview includes Collins' personal experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Blue during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Collins also talks about the Battle of Savo Island and the sinking of the Blue.
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Date: December 6, 2001
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Collins, Elijah, Jr.
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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
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Oral History Interview with Alan A. Fouts, December 6, 2001

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Alan A. Fouts. The interview includes Fouts' personal experiences while assigned to the Submarine Base during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and his subsequent service aboard the submarine USS Pogy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
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Date: December 6, 2001
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Fouts, Alan A.
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Oral History Interview with Dulcie Barnier Dreyspring, December 4, 2012

Description: Interview with Dulcie Barnier Dreyspring, Australian-born immigrant to Fort Worth, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Dreyspring's personal experiences of childhood in Australia, interactions with American soldiers during World War II, the Japanese invasion of Australia, her first visit to the U.S., first impressions of America, her first marriage to an American, and her return to Australia for the immigration process. It also includes her impressions of various American cities, views on American identity, her siblings in Australia, reasons for moving to Fort Worth, her second marriage to an American airman, adopting Texas culture, and advice for future immigrants.
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Date: December 4, 2012
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Dreyspring, Dulcie Barnier
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Oral History Interview with Weldon Hart, 1966-1967

Description: Interviews with Weldon Hart, a public relations executive and executive director of the Texas Good Roads Association. The interviews includes Hart's experiences as press secretary and appointments secretary to former Governors Beauford Jester, 1947-50, and Allan Shivers, 1950-57; head of the Texas Employment Commission; organization of a Texas political machine; lobbying for the highway construction industries of Texas. The interviews took place on three separate dates: August 8, 1966, February 6, 1967, and July 3, 1967.
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Date: December 18, 1967
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B.; Odom, E. Dale & Hart, Weldon
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Oral History Interview with Euline Brock, December 1, 1988

Description: Interview with college professor and community activist Euline Brock, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, which is a follow-up to her earlier recollections, Brock continues to discuss the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960's and 1970's.
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Date: December 1, 1988
Creator: Byrd, Richard & Brock, Euline
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Oral History Interview with Michael Crone, December 9, 2007

Description: Interview with Michael Crone, veteran of Operation of Iraqi Freedom, as part of the Tarrant County Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Crone's personal experiences of childhood in Texas, enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, boot camp at Camp Pendleton, California, training as a diesel mechanic, and being deployed to Kuwait and Al Asad, Iraq. Crone also talks about his family's tradition of military service, realizing that he would be activated and shift in reservist training following September 11 attacks, the birth of his first child while in Iraq, aspects of daily life for American soldiers stationed in Iraq, his work as a repair mechanic, and returning to the U.S. and his family.
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Date: December 9, 2007
Creator: Elizondo, Kristina & Crone, Michael
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Oral History Interview with Betty Kimble, December 8, 1987

Description: Interview with community activist Betty Kimble from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Kimble discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She recalls memories from her days as a student both in East Texas and at North Texas State College. Kimble recollects the many events that concerned the desegregation of the North Texas State College and the City of Denton alike, which included student and citizen protesting that mostly supported Denton's strong white power presence. She recalls the desegregation of public restaurants, the street-paving of the African-American section of Denton, and voter registration changes. Kimble also comments on influential civil rights activists including Tennyson Miller and Abner Haynes
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Date: December 8, 1987
Creator: Harris, Jane & Kimble, Betty
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Oral History Interview with Jack Hill, December 8, 2006

Description: Interview with Jack Hill, former employee of the Texas Textile Mill, as part of the Texas Textile Mill Oral History Project. The interview includes Hill's personal experiences about his childhood, working at Wilson's Grocery Store and Cole's Groceries, enlisting in the Army Air Forces during World War II, and serving in the China-Burma-India Theater. Hill also discusses his family's experience in the Great Depression, his lay-off due to new child labor laws, the tornado of 1948, and his career in retail sales.
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Date: December 8, 2006
Creator: Kilgore, Deborah & Hill, Jack
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Oral History Interview with Linnie McAdams, December 10, 1987

Description: Interview with community activist Linnie McAdams from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McAdams discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship in the 1960s and 1970s. She also discusses what it was like growing up in a racist community, and includes memories concerning her personal educational experiences in segregated schools, the living conditions in the African-American section of Denton, and her personal employment experiences. McAdams recalls the desegregation of public schools, housing, and facilities as well as the integration of churches.
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Date: December 10, 1987
Creator: Lohr, Mary & McAdams, Linnie
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Oral History Interview with Lillie Abbey, December 11, 1974

Description: Interview with Lillie Abbey, long-time resident of Denton, Texas. The interview includes Abbey's personal experiences of the Oklahoma land rush, farm life, and life in Denton during the 1920s and 1930s.
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Date: December 11, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Abbey, Lillie
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Oral History Interview with B. W. Bigger, December 6, 1980

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran B. W. Bigger. The interview includes Bigger's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 6, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Bigger, B. W.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with John W. Bruce, December 4, 1982

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran John W. Bruce. The interview includes Bruce's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 36th Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 4, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Bruce, John W.
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Oral History Interview with Anna Urda Busby, December 8, 1978

Description: Interview with Anna Urda Busby, an army nurse from German, Pennsylvania. This interview contains her experiences at Tripler General Hospital, Fort Shafter, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 8, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Busby, Anna Urda
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Oral History Interview with Joseph A. Caputo, December 7, 1980

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Joseph A. Caputo. The interview includes Caputo's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 7, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Caputo, Joseph A.
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Oral History Interview with James Cory, December 21, 1976

Description: Interview with Marine Corps veteran James Cory. The interview includes Cory's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS Arizona during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The interview includes an appendix with a letter, news bulletin, memorandums, and a narrative.
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Date: December 21, 1976
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Cory, James
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Oral History Interview with John D. Devine, December 5, 1980

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran John D. Devine. The interview includes Devine's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 5, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Devine, John D.
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Oral History Interview with Frank L. Dolan, December 15, 1995

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Frank L. Dolan. The interview includes Dolan's personal experiences aboard the repair ship USS Vestal during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The interview includes an appendix with a narrative written by Dolan.
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Date: December 15, 1995
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Dolan, Frank L.
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Oral History Interview with Noel E. Gill, December 21, 1974

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Noel E. Gill. The interview includes Gill's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 21, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Gill, Noel E.
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Oral History Interview with Virgil Green, December 5, 1980

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Virgil Green. The interview includes Halliday's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 5, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Green, Virgil
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Oral History Interview with Revella Guest, December 8, 1978

Description: Interview with Revella Guest, army nurse from Brownville junction, Maine. This interview recounts her experiences at Tripler General Hospital during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 8, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Guest, Revella
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Oral History Interview with L. DeWitt Hale, December 20, 1974

Description: Interview with Democratic representative and attorney L. DeWitt Hale, from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the interview, Hale reminisces and describes his experiences during his time serving as a member of the 1974 Texas Constitutional Convention. Hale also discusses his personal views concerning constitutional revisions, the Constitutional Revision Commission, the Joint Constitutional Convention Planning Committee, the Judiciary Committee, Price Daniel Jr., night-to-work provisions, and the failure of the Constitutional Convention.
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Date: December 20, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hale, L. DeWitt
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Oral History Interview with Robert W. Halliday, December 6, 1980

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Robert W. Halliday. The interview includes Halliday's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 6, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Halliday, Robert W.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program