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BACHNER, Joel (b. 1918)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0198

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 17/05/1974

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BAER, W. W. (b. 1923)

Caltex Petroleum Corporation.

Interview ID: OH 0686

Early training with Texaco; employment with Caltex, 1945; establishment of postwar marketing operations for Caltex (Philippines); assignment to Cebu district; product sales in Philippines; transfer to Davao; competition with Shell and Standard Vacuum in Philippines; marketing strategies; social life of Caltex expatriates in Philippines; comments about Christian Roesholm, Robert Monical; Batangas refinery; transfer to New York, 1957; assignment to Singapore, Malaysia; marketing strategies for Malaysia; establishment of Caltex East, 1957; comments about Ray Johnson; assignment to Thailand as managing director; marketing and refining strategies for Thailand; thoughts on company transfer policies; relations between Texaco and Socal; relations between Caltex (New York) and the subsidiaries; transfer again to New York as deputy regional director, Far East; appointment as managing director, Tanzania.
Date of Interview: 08/07/1986

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BAHNSEN, Kenneth (b. 1930)

North Texas State College.

Interview ID: OH 0627

His recollections concerning the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College, 1956.
Date of Interview: 05/03/1984

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BAILEY, Kay (Hutchison) (b. 1943)

Texas House of Representatives. member of the Texas House of Representatives from Houston. Republican.

Interview ID: OH 0305

Her experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. Decision to enter politics; personal political philosophy; House speakership race; committee appointments; budget surplus and appropriations; public school financing; public utilities legislation; constitutional revision; urban mass transit legislation; anti-rape legislation; comments about Governor Dolph Briscoe.
Date of Interview: 23/01/1976

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BAILEY, Seth (b. 1979)

Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Interview ID: OH 1674

Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Childhood and education in Athens, Tex.; decision to enlist in U.S. Army; family’s tradition of military service; basic training at Ft. Benning, Ga., including experiences in Ranger Indoctrination Program and injuries sustained in “jump school”; assignment to unit in Darmstadt, Germany; 2003 deployment to Iraq and performance of long-range surveillance missions; combat experiences in Karbala, Ramadi, and Al Asad; return to Germany; continuing struggles with injury from basic training, with Army health care system, and with substance abuse; treatment at Walter Reed Army Hospital; discharge from Army and return to Arlington, Tex.; opinions regarding benefits of military service and regarding women in the military.
Date of Interview: 12/12/2007

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BAIN, Wilfred (b. 1908)

North Texas State University. School of Music.

Interview ID: OH 0449

His experiences in the establishment of the NTSU school of music as one of national prominence. Education and musical background; appointment as chairman of the Department of Music; establishment of the NTSU School of Music and his appointment as dean; establishment of the jazz program; appointment as dean of the school of Music at Indiana University; comments about President W. Joseph McConnell, Silvio Scionti, Floyd Graham, Mary McCormic, Helen Hewitt, Walter Robert, Ralph Daniel, “Aces of Collegeland.”
Date of Interview: 12/12/1978

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BAIRD, James (b. 1941)

North Texas State University.

Interview ID: OH 0635

His experiences as faculty advisor to the Students for a Democratic society (SDS) at North Texas State University during the late 1960s.
Date of Interview: 02/04/1984

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BAIRD, Melvin R. “Pancho” (b. 1919)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1460

A combination of interviewing and reading from his personal correspondence about his pre-World War II experiences with the U.S. Asiatic Fleet (1937-1940) and his later experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His stationing aboard the destroyer USS Alden as a radioman; his account of the grounding of the SS President Hoover off of Hoishito Island, December 14, 1938; comments about the Sino-Japanese War; various personal experiences during liberty ashore at Manila, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Haiphong, and other Asian port cities; comments about the various Asian peoples; events on the South China Patrol; his civilian activities after his discharge; his being drafted for Navy duty, 1944; brief descriptions of his activities as a radio technician on Blue Beach during the Okinawan Campaign, April, 1945; observations of kamikaze action on Okinawa; descriptions of typical shipboard routine.
Date of Interview:
18/08/1998 to 19/08/1998
, 21/08/1998

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BAKER, Doug B. (b. 1944)

Interview ID: OH 1292

His experiences in the counterculture of Dallas, Texas, in the 1960s and his role in the founding of Notes from the Underground. Undergraduate years at Southern Methodist University; origins of Notes From the Underground; opposition by the SMU administration; clandestine printing of Notes at a Texas Instruments facility; conservatism in Dallas during the 1960s; comments about the co-founder of Notes, Bartee Haile; financing and distributing Notes; role of Brent Stein [a.k.a. “Stoney Burns”] in operations of Notes; decision to leave Notes and later found Iconoclast; harassment by Dallas authorities; attempt by SMU to bribe Baker with a diploma without having met university requirements if he would move Notes off-campus; his relationship with “Stoney Burns”; comments about journalistic ethics and responsibilities; abortion counseling in Notes; relationship with local police; reaction of the local mainstream press to Notes; effect of Notes on SMU; providing a writing outlet through Notes for mainstream reporters; influence of Notes on the mainstream press; relationship of Notes and the Dallas gay community; his falling out with “Stoney Burns”; his leaving Notes and founding the Dallas News, 1970; his activities with the Dallas counter-culture; business and fiscal operations of Notes; Notes’s relationship with the African-American community; changing the name of Dallas News to Iconoclast; operations of Iconoclast; his views on the contributions and influence of Notes and Iconoclast.
Date of Interview:
29/10/1998 to 30/10/1998

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BAKER, S. L. (b. 1917)

Interview ID: OH 0952

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression
Date of Interview: 20/10/1993

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BALCH, Jean (b. 1923)

Bombing Squadron 3. Navy veteran. Bombing Squadron 3.

Interview ID: OH 1353

His experiences in the Pacific Theater; and his experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Boot camp at San Diego, California, 1942; radio school, San Diego, California, 1942; radar school, Memphis, Tennessee, 1943; gunnery school, Yellow Water, Florida, 1944; assignment as a radioman-gunner on a SBD with Bombing Squadron 3, USS Yorktown, October, 1944; operations during the Leyte invasion, November, 1944; missions over Luzon, December, 1944; Task Force 38, the Yorktown, and the typhoon off northwest Luzon, December, 1944; raids on Japanese installations on Formosa and Saigon, French Indo-China, January, 1945; his plane shot down on a raid to Hong Kong and his capture on January 16, 1945; interrogations and beatings by the Kempei-tai; trip from Hong Kong to Japan via Formosa; imprisonment at Ofuna, Honshu; solitary confinement for six months and continued interrogation; beatings by Japanese prison guards; starvation diet; end of the war and liberation; his participation in the war crimes trials held by the International Military Tribunal, Far East, in Tokyo, 1947-48.
Date of Interview: 12/10/1996

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BALENTINE, John Ed (b. 1918)

Interview ID: OH 1594

Longtime resident of Denton County, Texas, and former North Texas State Teachers College student. Memories of life on the Christal Ranch and other Denton Co. farms, including descriptions of ranch work, wheat harvest, and entertainment options in the nearby town of Denton; education in Denton schools, including kindergarten at what is now Texas Woman’s University and high school at the North Texas demonstration school on what is now the UNT campus; family’s economic difficulties during the Great Depression; undergraduate studies at North Texas as an Industrial Arts major; descriptions of student social life; decision to drop out of school to work for magnolia Oil Co. in Kermit, Texas; induction into U.S. Army; World War II service in Pacific in anti-aircraft battalion; return to Kermit and Magnolia Oil Co.; courting of and marriage to Jeanette Smith of Denton; transfers to Chickasha, Oklahoma, and Gainesville, Texas; descriptions of historic Denton County photographs.
Date of Interview: 07/07/2006

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BANKS, Gary T. (b. 1944)

181st Military Intelligence Detachment. Army veteran. 181st Military Intelligence Detachment.

Interview ID: OH 1333

Tape-recorded letters from the Republic of (South) Vietnam to his wife and son in Denton, Texas. Topics include: troop morale; interrogation of enemy POWs; spot reports concerning information given by POWs and detainees; personal love poetry; miscellaneous personal family matters; future plans in civilian life; queries about his son; future job aspirations.
Date of Interview:
01/01/1968 to 31/12/1969

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Interview ID: OH 1341

Written letters from the Republic of (South) Vietnam to his wife and son in Denton, Texas. Topics include: troop morale; interrogation of enemy POWs; spot reports concerning information given by POWs and detainees; Tet Offensive, 1968; personal love poetry; miscellaneous personal family matters; future plans in civilian life; queries about his son; future job aspirations.
Date of Interview:
01/01/1968 to 31/12/1969

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BANKS, John T. (b. 1916)

Interview ID: OH 0828

His while employed by of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 12/03/1991

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BARBER, Herman (b. 1920)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0392

His experiences at Kaneohe Naval Air Station during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 14/10/1977

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BARCLAY, James (b. 1923)

Interview ID: OH 0307

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 12/02/1976

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BARCLAY, James (b. 1923).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0243

His experiences while aboard the target battleship USS Utah during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 21/08/1974

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BARKER, Billy (b. 1917)

Interview ID: OH 1448

Her personal reminiscences about rural life in Denton County, Texas, 1925-1985. Her father’s sawmill operation; creek flooding; threshing operations; changes in land ownership; her husband’s death; effects of the Great Depression; social life; comments about the county’s longtime residents; recreational activities; epidemics; wildlife problems; the tornado of June 8, 1937; comments about her childhood; homemade clothing
Date of Interview: 03/09/1987

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BARKER, John P. (b. 1926)

1964th Communications Squadron. 620th Tactical Control Group. 7th Air Force. Navy and Air Force Veteran. 1964th Communications Squadron. 620th Tactical Control Group. 7th Air Force.

Interview ID: OH 1127

His experiences in Vietnam during 1967·-68, as related in tape-recorded letters sent to various family members. Tour at Dong Ha Air Base, 1967; comments about fighting along the DMZ; shortage of equipment; ongoing base construction; inter-service cooperation; his divorce appeal; health and sanitation conditions; contacts with friends from previous duty stations; searching for radar parts in Saigon, Da Nang, Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines; relationships with Vietnamese civilians; comments about ARVN forces; comments about mortar attack at the Marine base at Con Thien; base security precautions; command conference, Bangkok, Thailand, and shopping; comments about French occupation of Indo-China; comments on AID; decision to extend tour of duty; reassignment to Tan Son Nuht Air Base, Saigon, 1968; ongoing base construction; parts mission to Tachikawa, Japan, and shopping; Chinese/Vietnamese Tet Lunar New Year celebration; Presidential Unit Citation; off-base housing conditions; Tet Offensive; comments about 1968 presidential campaign; comments about communism; Battle of Saigon; base security and defenses at Tan Son Nuht; Tet kill ratios; sappers; Bronze Star awards and medal inflation; TARF and aid to Vietnamese civilians during Tet; comments on guerrilla warfare; comments about General William C. Westmoreland; comments about Southeast Asian history and the Domino Theory; comments about NBC correspondent Frank McGee and general news coverage of the war; economic effects of the Tet Offensive on Vietnamese civilians; inter-agency and inter-service security cooperation; comments on VC and NVA wartime atrocities; “R & R” in Australia; reassignment to the States.
Date of Interview:
01/01/1967 to 31/12/1968

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BARNES, Ben (b. 1937)

Texas House of Representatives. Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, 1964-68. Lieutenant Governor, 1968-72. Democrat.

Interview ID: OH 0033

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixtieth Legislature. Reapportionment and the “one-man, one vote” decision of U.S. Supreme Court; state employee pay raise; state water planning; federal-state relations; revision of Code of Criminal Procedures; comments about Governor John Connally; changes in House rules; industrial safety law; voter registration; reform of liquor laws and pari-mutuel betting; revenue legislation; one-year versus two-year budget.
Date of Interview:
14/08/1967 to 05/08/1968

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Interview ID: OH 0038

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature. One-year versus two-year budget; creation of new four-year colleges; influence of beer and liquor lobby; sales tax exemptions; comments about Speaker Gus Mutscher; revenue legislation; annual legislative sessions; future political ambitions.
Date of Interview: 05/01/1970

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BARNETT, Ann (b. 1934)

Interview ID: OH 0710

Her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. Childhood in Nacogdoches, Texas; desegregation of North Texas State College in 1950s; student stand-in at Campus Theatre in Denton; early organization and social activities; desegregation of eating establishments and local industry; group’s first meeting; social affairs; urban renewal; voter registration; literacy program; Denton Christian Preschool; meeting programs; desegregation of housing; establishing dialogue between races.
Date of Interview: 13/11/1987

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BARRINGTON, Tillman E. (b. 1932)

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0898

His experiences as a nurse in Vietnam, 1969-70. Nursing school at Lubbock Methodist Hospital, 1955; enlistment in Army, 1969, and anesthesia training at Fitzsimons general Hospital, Denver, Colorado; assignment to Vietnam, 1969; 95th Evacuation Hospital, Da Nang; medical cases and responsibilities; functions as special services officer; treating North Vietnamese wounded; after-effects of Vietnam.
Date of Interview: 22/05/1992

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BARRON, Gelane Matthews (b. 1916)

Army nurse.

Interview ID: OH 0235

Her experiences at Tripler General Hospital, Fort Shafter, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 07/07/1974

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BARROW, Frank and Betty Ann (both b. 1922)

Interview ID: OH 1618

Longtime Denton residents. Frank’s childhood in Jasper County, Tex., and family’s move to Denton; career; education at North Texas State College and Louisiana State University; career as radio announcer, including at Denton’s KDNT radio station and the Atlantic Radio Network; wartime service in the Special Services division of the Army Air Forces, including relationships with various celebrities; career as a Chevrolet automobile dealer, insurance agent, and haberdasher in Denton; work with Methodist church; involvement in Denton Community Theatre; political career, including service on Denton City Council and as mayor of Denton; Denton’s transition to city manager form of government; Betty Ann’s memories of how her family coped with the Great Depression; family history; education at North Texas State College; marriage to Welby “Whip” Williams; Williams’ death in a flying accident during Korean conflict; experience of widowhood; marriage to Frank Barrow; clothing business; work to liberalize Denton race relations
Date of Interview: 04/08/2005

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BARSANTI, Aletha (b. 1920)

Interview ID: OH 1482

Her reminiscences as the wife of General Olinto Barsanti, 1942-1973. Their courtship in San Antonio; her coping with various assignments to Europe, Japan, and Washington, DC; child-raising; his activities in the Korean War; his promotion to general; military protocol for the wives of general officers; his one-year tour in the Vietnam War as the commander of the 101st Airborne Division; his diagnosis of stomach cancer and his death, May, 1943.
Date of Interview: 17/01/2003

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BARSANTI, William (b. 1923)

Cannon Company. 423rd Infantry Regiment. 106th Infantry Division. Army veteran. Cannon Company. 423rd Infantry Regiment. 106th Infantry Division.

Interview ID: OH 1556

His experiences in the European Theater during World War II. His youth in an Italian immigrant family in Tonopah, Nevada; his early job selling newspapers while in school; graduation from high school and enrollment at Woodbury College, Los Angeles, California, 1941; his transfer to the University of Southern California and enrollment in the Enlisted Reserve Corps, September, 1942; induction into the U.S. Army, March, 1943; basic training Fort Robinson, Arkansas, March-August, 1943; selection for the Army Specialized Training Program, 1943; engineering courses at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; closure of the ASTP and his transfer to the 106th Infantry Division, Camp Atterbury, Indiana, 1944; assignment to Cannon Company as supply sergeant; shipment to England and transformation of Cannon Company into a rifle company in the 423rd Regiment, October, 1944; replacing the 2nd Infantry Division in the Ardennes Forest, December 11, 1944; a brief visit with his brother Olinto on the Siegfried Line; the Ardennes Offensive and the capitulation of the 423rd Regiment, December 16, 1944; Stalag XII-A, Limburg, Germany, December 17-23, 1944; living conditions at Stalag XII-A; Stalag II-D, Stargard, Germany, January-April, 1945; living conditions at Stalag II-D; evacuation to Bremervorde, Germany, April, 1945; liberation, May, 1945; his postwar business career in Europe.
Date of Interview: 26/06/2004

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BARTLETT, Leland D. (b. 1899)

Army veteran.

Interview ID: Oh 0135

His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Corregidor and capture, 1942; Malinta Tunnel; Cabanatuan, 1942-43; Bilibid Prison, Manila, 1943; hell ship to Japan, 1943; Tanagawa, Honshu, 1943-44; Zentsuji and Rokorushi, Honshu, 1944-45; liberation.
Date of Interview: 13/09/1972

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BARTON, Sam (b. 1906)

University of North Texas.

Interview ID: OHB 0035

Family background; educational experiences at the University of Texas, Austin; membership in League for Industrial Democracy; winter lambing in West Texas; experiences during the Great Depression; view of economics and sociology department at North Texas, 1939; experiences in U.S. Army training camps and Pacific Theater during World War II; organization of AAUP, CCTA, and TACT on North Texas campus; activities in field of workmen’s compensation; work of Fred Schmidt in CIO and AFL-CIO; activities in redrafting of Texas Workmen’s Compensation Law, 1957; work of Jerry Holloman in AFL-CIO; research, consultant, and organizational activities; comments about labor arbitrator Byron Abernethy; highlights of career at University of North Texas.
Date of Interview:
15/04/1977 to 30/11/1979

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BASCOM, Mansfield Millington (b. 1923)

Company E. 119th Infantry Regiment. 30th Infantry Division. Army veteran. Company E. 119th Infantry Regiment. 30th Infantry Division.

Interview ID: OH 1398

His experiences in the European Theater during World War II. Induction into the Army and basic training, Camp Hood, Killeen, Texas, 1943; transit to Europe as a replacement to E Company, 119th Infantry Regiment, 1944; action on the Siegfried Line, 1944; the Battle of Aachen, 1944; individual episodes of close ground combat; his observations of German tank concentrations immediately prior to the Ardennes Offensive, November 22, 1944; his battle wound and evacuation from the front, November 22, 1944; recuperation in France and England; return to the States, June, 1945.
Date of Interview: 29/01/2000

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BATE, Alexander (b. ca. 1905)

Interview ID: OH 0684

His recollections about the African-American business community in Sherman, Texas, 1912-86; his eye-witness account of the lynching of George Hughes in Sherman, 1930; experiences as an African-American educator; local race relations.
Date of Interview: 19/09/1986

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BATEMAN, John I. (b. 1911)

Interview ID: OH 0959

His recollections concerning the Crater of Diamonds and diamond mining near Murfreesboro, Arkansas, 1930-50.
Date of Interview: 11/01/1994

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BATEMAN, Willa Mae (b. ca. 1918)

Interview ID: OH 0951

Her recollections concerning the Crater of Diamonds and diamond mining near Murfreesboro, Arkansas, 1940-50.
Date of Interview: 11/01/1994

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BATES, John L., Jr. (b. 1921)

Counter Intelligence Corps. Army veteran. Counter Intelligence Corps.

Interview ID: OH 1526

His experiences in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. Induction into the Army, April, 1943; Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1943-44; selection for the Counter Intelligence Corps, 1944; British Intelligence School, Karachi, India, 1944; assignment to Kweiyang, China, 1944; end of the war and his transfer to the War Crimes Section as an Assistant Theater Judge Advocate, 1945; assignment to Hankow to investigate the executions of three of Jimmy Doolittle’s pilots; assignment to Formosa to investigate war crimes, 1945; dealing with Japanese military personnel accused of committing atrocities against Allied POWs on Formosa; his postwar career in the Army Reserve.
Date of Interview: 21/09/2003

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BATES, Olen (b. 1916)

Interview ID: OH 0993

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 09/10/1993

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BATES, William J. (b. 1916)

APc-21. ATA-182. Navy veteran. APc-21. ATA-182.

Interview ID: OH 1420

His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His youth and student days at Ohio University; enrollment in the Navy Aviation Cadet Program, 1940; primary flight training, Camp Gordon, Georgia, 1940-41; basic and advanced flight training, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1941-42; his decision to leave naval aviation; Midshipman’s School, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1942; assignment to APc-21, East Boothbay, Maine, 1942; voyage of APc-21 from Maine to Brisbane, Australia; operations off the coast of New Guinea with the VII Amphibious Force, 1943; providing escort duty for LCTs during assaults along the coast of New Guinea; the sinking of APc-21 by Japanese planes off New Britain Island, December, 1943; recuperation in New Guinea; his return to the States and assignment to new construction, ATR-22, at Camden, Maine, 1944; transfer to fleet tug ATA-182 as commanding officer, 1944; convoy duty in the South Pacific, 1944-45; his experiences in riding out a typhoon; disposal of Navy equipment after the war; his return to the States, discharge, and postwar career.
Date of Interview: 07/02/2001

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BAXTER, Howard (b. 1918)

Interview ID: OH 0837

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 22/05/1991

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BEARDEN, Ed (b. 1921)

Interview ID: OH 1240

His experiences while employed by 1240 the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 16/04/1998

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BEASLEY, James (b. 1921)

3rd Battalion. 27th Infantry. Army veteran. 3rd Battalion. 27th Infantry.

Interview ID: OH 0551

His experiences at Schofield Barracks with the 3rd Battalion, 27th Infantry, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 04/08/1981

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BEATTY, Charles “Chuck” (b. *)

Interview ID: OH 1589

African-American alumnus of North Texas State University. Remembrances of childhood and early education in Waxahachie, Texas; decision to accept athletic scholarship to North Texas; experiences as a football player at North Texas and with Pittsburgh Steelers and other professional teams; social life among African-American students and relations with white students and faculty; derivation of nickname “The Hatchetman;” experiences in National Guard during Vietnam era; decision to return to North Texas to earn degree following professional football career; experiences as elected official in Waxahachie and as member of UNT Board of Regents; perceptions of change at North Texas over time.
Date of Interview: 13/03/2006

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BEAUCHAMP, James E. (b. 1923)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0525

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Tennessee during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941
Date of Interview: 08/10/1980

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BECKMAN, Pierina E. Mercado (b. 1958)

University of North Texas.

Interview ID: OH 1726

Mexican-born immigrant to Denton, Texas, and UNT professor. Childhood in Mexico City; parents’ desire to relocate family to U.S.; decision to attend Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa; culture shock and homesickness; marriage to Curt Beckman; decision to earn Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from University of Iowa; hired at UNT; efforts to remain in touch with family members in Mexico.
Date of Interview: 19/04/2011

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BEDELL, David (b. 1922)

443rd Signal Battalion. Army veteran. 443rd Signal Battalion.

Interview ID: OH 0677

His experiences at Hickam Field with the 443rd Signal Battalion during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 25/04/1986

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BEDFORD, L. A. (b. 1926)

Interview ID: OH 0361

His recollections and impressions concerning his work as legal counsel in civil rights cases for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Dallas, Texas, from 1955-61. Comments about Thurgood Marshall, C. B. Bunckley, W. J. Durham; school desegregation; allegations of barratry; white reaction; court procedures.
Date of Interview: 28/03/1977

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BEKKER, Jacob (b. 1919)

Interview ID: OH 1146

His experiences during the Holocaust. Anti-Semitism in pre-war Poland; German occupation of Warsaw and the formation of Jewish labor battalions; escape to the Soviet Union; work as an electrician in Orsk, Russian S F S R.; his marriage to Pola and birth of his children, Eva (1941) and Mike (1944); return to post- war Poland and emigration to Israel; emigration to the United States.
Date of Interview: 28/09/1996

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BEKKER, Pola (b. 1918)

Interview ID: OH 1157

Her experiences during the Holocaust. Youth in Warsaw, Poland; pre-Nazi anti-Semitism; German invasion of Poland and family's decision to flee to the Soviet Union, 1941; life in Orsk; return to Poland after World War II; emigration to Israel and then to the United States [Note: Portions of Mrs Bekker's responses are translated from Polish by her married daughter, Eva Kirchner.]
Date of Interview: 12/10/1996

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BELCHER, William F. (b. 1919)

North Texas State College.

Interview ID: OH 1089

His experiences during the desegregation of North Texas State College, 1954-56.
Date of Interview: 27/09/1995

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BELL, Catherine (b. ca. 1920)

Interview ID: OH 0708

Her experiences concerning the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. Early organization and social activities; experiences in a segregated environment; street paving of African-American section in Denton; urban renewal; desegregation of public places in Denton; political activities; desegregation of schools; jobs program.
Date of Interview: 12/12/1987

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BELLEW, Clifton (b. 1921)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0292

His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS Detroit during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 04/02/1976

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BELOTTI, Angelo (b. 1919)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0451

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Maryland during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 05/08/1978

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BENDSLEV, Linn (b. 1941)

Interview ID: OH 0168

Her experiences as a delegate to the first national convention of the National Women’s Political Caucus, Houston, Texas, February 8-10, 1973; views on various state and national feminist leaders; views on women’s liberation in general.
Date of Interview: 18/11/1973

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BENEDICT, Norman (b. 1920)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1154

His experiences as an engineering officer with Submarine Division 46 and Submarine Division 106 in the Pacific Theater while stationed at Pearl Harbor during World War II. Assignment to the USS Cuttlefish, 1941; transfer to the Engineering and Repair Department, Pearl Harbor, 1942, as a division engineer; comments about submarine maintenance, repair, and modernization.
Date of Interview: 07/05/1996

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BENNETT, G. J. (b. 1916)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0314

His experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Monaghan during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 14/05/1976

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BENNETT, Leon (b. 1918)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: Oh 0419

His experiences while aboard the tanker USS Neosho during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 23/04/1978

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BENSON, Virginia (b. ca. 1890)

Interview ID: OH 0086

Observations on land speculation, settlement, and development of the coastal bend area of South Texas, 1910-20. Agrarian social life; Ku Klux Klan; flu epidemic of 1919; Mexican-Anglo relations.
Date of Interview: 29/05/1969

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BENTON, Allen H. (b. 1921)

112th Cavalry. Texas National Guard. Army veteran. 112th Cavalry. Texas National Guard.

Interview ID: OH 1624

Childhood experiences in upstate New York, including Depression-era economy; education at Cornell University; drafting into the U.S. Army Infantry and service at several stateside bases; transfer to Cavalry and combat in Pacific Theater; memories of Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay; opinions on war in general; career as author of biological field guides.
Date of Interview: 24/11/2004

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BENTON, Willie L. (b. 1917)

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0285

His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Pre-war embassy duty in Peking, north China, with 6th Marines; capture in Peking; Wusong Prison Camp, Shanghai, 1942-45; Fengtai and Kiangwang Prison Camps, 1945; Pusan, Korea, 1945; Hakodate, Hokkaido, 1945; liberation.
Date of Interview: 10/03/1975

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BERAN, Emil T. (b. 1916)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0473

His experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Allen during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 09/12/1978

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BERG, Alvin O., Jr. (b. 1922)

Army Air Forces veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1635

Childhood and early education in rural Northwest Illinois; enlistment in Army Air Forces; training as aviation cadet and service at various stateside bases; combat experience in Pacific theater; postwar minor league baseball career; return to service during Korean conflict; career as pilot for American Airlines.
Date of Interview: 14/05/2005

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BERGEL, Henry N. (b. 1920)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0472

His experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Schley during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 09/12/1978

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BERNARD, George (b. 1911)

Company E.. 1st Battalion. 334th Infantry. 84th Division. Army veteran. Company E.. 1st Battalion. 334th Infantry. 84th Division.

Interview ID: OH 0309

His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Germans during World War II. Capture and interrogation, November, 1944; Stalag 12-A, Limburg, Germany; civilian hostility; Stalag 3-B, Furstenburg, 1944-45; forced March to Stalag 3-A; Luckenwalde, 1945; liberation by Russian troops.
Date of Interview: 19/03/1976

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BERRY, Cassandra F. (b. 1961)

University of North Texas.

Interview ID: OH 1632

Denton resident and UNT employee with personal interest in the history of Denton’s historic all-black Quakertown neighborhood. Career at UNT as Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity; service to Denton African American Museum, which led to interest in history of Quakertown.
Date of Interview: 29/11/2006

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BIARD, Forrest (b. 1912)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0877

His experiences as a cryptanalyst during World War II. U.S. Naval Academy, 1930-34. Qualities of a good cryptanalyst; Japanese language training in Tokyo, 1939-40; evacuation from Tokyo, August, 1941; assignment to HYPO, Pearl Harbor; impressions of Commander Joseph Rochefort; comments about Lieutenant Commander Thomas Dyer, Lieutenant Commander Joseph Finnegan, Lieutenant Wesley (“Ham”) Wright, Jasper Holmes; description of “The Dungeon” (Combat Intelligence Office); breaking of JN-25; relations between Rochefort and Fleet Intelligence Officer, Captain Edwin Layton; comments about “Magic” and “Winds Message”; evaluation of intelligence data; relations between HYPO and Office of Naval Intelligence; comments about Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner; Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor; Battle of the Coral Sea and Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher; comments about the Battle of Midway; off-duty activities; Rochefort’s transfer to CAST (Melbourne, Australia), November, 1943; Japanese withdrawal from Rabaul; ambush of Admiral Isoruko Yamamoto’s plane; return to HYPO; interrogation of Japanese POWs; H-bomb test at Eniwetok Atoll, 1952; retirement.
Date of Interview: 11/06/1992

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BIBI, Rula Walid (b. 1962)

Interview ID: OH 1744

Palestinian-born immigrant to Plano, Texas. Family history and childhood in Kuwait City; discrimination of Palestinians in the Middle East; first impressions of U.S.; education at the University of Kuwait and Midwestern State University; family experiences during the First Gulf War and circumstances surrounding her immigration to Texas in 1990; Career in medical technologies; thoughts on religion; experiences as a single mother; experiences living in Wichita Falls, Dallas, Richardson, Garland, and Plano; marriage to an American man and his conversion to Islam; involvement with political organizations; thoughts on American education and foreign policy.
Date of Interview: 24/04/2011

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BIERSCHWALE, William (b. 1921)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0247

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Maryland during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 24/08/1974

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BIGELOW, Frank H. (b. 1921)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1464

His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Boyhood in North Dakota; various jobs during the Great Depression; enlistment in the Navy, 1939; volunteering for duty in the Philippines and assignment to the submarine tender USS Canopus, 1940; pre-war military life in the Philippines; the Japanese bombing of Cavite Navy Yard and the destruction of the Canopus, December, 1941; retreat to Bataan, January, 1942; retreat to Corregidor; the fall of Corregidor; confinement in the 92nd Garage area; forced march down Dewey Boulevard in Manila; confinement at Cabanatuan, 1942-43; hell ship to Japan, July, 1943; coal mining for Mitsui Heavy Industries, Omuta, Kyushu; amputation of his leg by fellow prisoners after a mining accident, January, 1945; liberation; his description of the destruction in Nagasaki due to the atomic bomb.
Date of Interview: 13/06/2002

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BIGGER, B. W. (b. 1922)

31st Bombardment Squadron. Army Air Corps veteran. 31st Bombardment Squadron.

Interview ID: OH 0539

His experiences at Hickam Field with the 31st Bombardment Squadron during the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 06/12/1980

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BILLINGSLEY, Mynila (b. 1903)

Interview ID: OH 0386

Her experiences while living at Kaneohe Naval Air Station with her husband, Lieutenant Commander Oliver Billingsley, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 13/10/1977

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BILLINGSLEY, Tyrel James (b. 1987)

Air Force Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1833

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. Operation Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom era veteran. Childhood in Illinois and Dallas, Texas; decision to enlist in Air Force; basic training and tech school; life in the Air Force Reserves; acceptance into ROTC; future plans.
Date of Interview: 18/10/2007

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BINION, Jack (b. 1914)

Interview ID: OH 1248

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 05/08/1998

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BLACK, Evelyn J. (b. 1933)

Interview ID: OH 0735

Her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women’s Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. Early relationships with African-Americans in rural Georgia; decision to join the Fellowship; early meetings; Fellowship’s leaders; street paving in the African-American section of Denton; desegregation of public accommodations; involvement of husbands in Fellowship activities; Fellowship’s demise.
Date of Interview: 10/05/1988

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BLACKWELL, Herschel (b. 1922)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0975

His experiences at Kaneohe Naval Air Station with VP-14 during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 26/04/1986

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BLAIR, Janet (b. 1918)

Red Cross Volunteer.

Interview ID: OH 1417

Her experiences as a Red Cross volunteer in the European Theater during World War II. Pre-war German language education in Europe; her activities with “Bundles for Britain” in New York City, 1940-41; employment at the San Antonio, Texas, Air Depot, 1942-43; her patriotic motivation; her decision to join the Red Cross, May, 1943; orientation at American University, Washington, DC, 1943; stateside assignments in North Carolina and Virginia; assignment to England, September, 1943; the trans-Atlantic voyage aboard a troopship; her description of wartime conditions in England, 1943-44; her description of the preparation of donuts and coffee for distribution to American troops in England; rationing and air raids in England; her selection as a clubmobiler; the formation of a lifelong friendship with Diana Marvin and Peggy Bell; the use of Greenliners; relationships between Red Cross women and U.S. military personnel; her account of D-Day; her assignment to XII Corps, Rear in France, September, 1944; donut-making in France; relations between Red Cross women and French civilians; leave time in Paris; living conditions in France; her experiences serving troops during the Battle of the Bulge, December, 1944-January, 1945; looting; end of the war and her return to the States.
Date of Interview: 25/06/2001

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BLAIR, Roy D. (b. 1921)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0501

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 06/06/1980

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BLALOCK, Tom (b. 1918)

Army Air Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0065

His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Bataan and capture; Bataan Death March; Camp O’Donnell, 1942; Bilibid Prison, Manila, 1942; Cabanatuan, 1942-44; hell ship to Japan, 1944; Onomichi, Honshu, 1944-45; liberation.
Date of Interview: 22/03/1971

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BLANTON, Burt (b. 1897)

Interview ID: OHB 0015

Family background; education and early work experience leading to survey business; comments concerning many individual surveys; comments about personal associations with prominent local, state, and national individuals; observations about community attitudes toward industrialization; service in Washington during World War II and comments about federal bureaucracy; views on revival of railroads and other forms of public transportation.
Date of Interview: 06/04/1978

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BLANTON, Jack (b. 1921)

Texas House of Representatives. member of the Texas House of Representatives, Carrollton. Democrat.

Interview ID: OH 0049

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature. Personal political philosophy; one-year versus two-year budget; Caveness Plan; social legislation; establishment of University of Texas at Dallas; creation of new four-year colleges; college campus unrest; revenue legislation; beer and liquor lobby; comments about Governor Preston Smith; personal legislation.
Date of Interview: 30/06/1970

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Interview ID: OH 0082

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Regular and First Special Session of the Sixty-second Legislature. Revenue bills; corporate profits tax; Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal; legislative ethics; “Dirty Thirty”; appropriations; redistricting; personal legislation.
Date of Interview: 29/06/1971

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Interview ID: OH 0141

His experiences and personal views as a member of the Second, Third, and Fourth Special Sessions of the Sixty-second Legislature. House speakership race; House rules reform; appropriations bill; insurance legislation; comments about Governor Preston Smith.
Date of Interview: 06/12/1972

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BLAZ, Ben (b. 1928)

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1042

His experiences as a teenager during the Japanese occupation of Guam during World War II.
Date of Interview: 08/10/1994

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BLOCK, Albert B. (b. 1921)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0792

His experiences aboard the battleship USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 27/04/1990

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BLOCKLINGER, James A. (b. 1921)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1027

His experiences while aboard the heavy minelayer USS Ogallala during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 22/04/1994

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BLOMBERG, Sam (b. 1934)

U.S. Army. Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1194

His experiences as an Army nurse in Vietnam, 1972-73. Assignment to the 3rd Field Hospital, Saigon; activities while providing immunization shots to Vietnamese orphans; social life and living conditions; Vietnamization of the war; effect of Vietnam experience on his later life.
Date of Interview: 01/09/1997

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BLOUSE, Glenn C. (b. 1922)

2nd Platoon. D Company. 1st Battalion. 135th Regiment. 34th Infantry Division. Army veteran. 2nd Platoon. D Company. 1st Battalion. 135th Regiment. 34th Infantry Division.

Interview ID: OH 1262

His experiences in the Italian Campaign during World War II. Entry into the service and basic training, 1943; transit across the Atlantic to North Africa and then to Naples; assignment as a replacement to D Company, 135th Regiment; Monte Cassino, 1944; foul weather, mountainous terrain, and supply problems; murder of German POWs; survival in combat; Anzio operations, 1944; close combat; liberation of Rome, 1944; Apennines Campaign, 1944-45; exploits leading to award of a Bronze Star; Po Valley Campaign, 1945; end of the war and postwar adjustment to civilian life.
Date of Interview: 03/08/1998

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BLUNTZER, Robert (b. 1897)

Interview ID: OH 0088

His observations on land speculation, settlement, and development of the coastal bend area of south Texas, 1900-25. Ranch life; home seekers; Marizak plow; rural social life; Mexican-Anglo relations; Irish-Catholic influence.
Date of Interview: 30/05/1969

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BOARD, Woodrow (b. 1917)

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0401

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Pennsylvania during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 07/12/1977

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BOCK, Leonard (b. 1925)

PC-1135. PC-1128. Navy veteran. PC-1135. PC-1128.

Interview ID: OH 1193

His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Enlistment and recruit training at Bainbridge Naval Receiving Center, 1942-43; electrician’s school, Newport, Rhode Island, 1943; assignment to PC-1135; convoy duty to Aruba; Marshall Islands Campaign, 1944; sinking of a Japanese submarine off Wotje Island; Marianas Campaign, 1944; witnessing mass suicides by Japanese civilians jumping off cliffs at Saipan; transfer to PC-1128; Okinawa Campaign, 1945, and kamikaze attacks; sinking of PC-1128 and his survival during a typhoon, October, 1945; assignment to an APA and participation in the Bikini Atoll atom bomb tests, 1946; postwar adjustment to civilian life.
Date of Interview: 07/08/1997

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BOGGS, Albert (b. 1918)

Interview ID: OH 0986

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 11/10/1993

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BOGLE, Edra C (b. 1934)

University of North Texas.

Interview ID: OH 1177

University professor, experiences concerning the development of the Women's Studies Program at the University of North Texas. Early interest in women writers; experiences concerning job discrimination; activities with National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1970s; introduction of women authors into her literature courses; activities with the Dallas Gay Political Alliance in 1970s; role in establishment of Gay and Lesbian Association of Denton (Texas) in 1970s; public acknowledgment of being a lesbian, 1978; personal and professional conflict with James W Lee, chair of the UNT English Department; early stages of the Women's Studies Program, 1988; early courses about women in course offerings of the English Department; her appointment as coordinator of the Women's Studies Program, 1992; coordination of course offerings in women's studies; establishment of a specific course in women's studies, 1994; relationship of gay and multicultural issues to women's studies; views on integrating women's issues into regular survey courses; unsuccessful attempt to establish a women's center; her resignation as coordinator of the Women's Studies Program, 1994, and her replacement by Barbara Rodman; her overall relations with Nora Kizer Bell, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; her relationship with Barbara Rodman; problem of homophobia and how to deal with it; men's role in the feminist movement
Date of Interview: 16/04/1997

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BOLAR, James M. (b. 1917)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0772

His experiences while aboard the minelayer USS Ogallala during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 22/04/1988

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BOLEN, Joseph (b. 1920)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0341

His experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 11/10/1976

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BOLITHO, Hayes (b. 1917)

Army Air Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0151

His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Japanese bombing of Clark Field, 1941; surrender at Clark Field; prison camp at Malaybalay, 1942; Davao Penal Colony, 1942-44; torpedoing of hell ship and rescue by Filipino guerrillas; evacuation by American submarine.
Date of Interview: 17/07/1973

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BOLLING, Alexander R. (b. 1922)

3rd Platoon. 3rd Battalion. 302nd Regiment. 94th Infantry Division. Army veteran. 3rd Platoon. 3rd Battalion. 302nd Regiment. 94th Infantry Division.

Interview ID: OH 1255

His experiences as an infantry platoon leader in the European Theater during World War II. Education at U. S. Military Academy, 1940-43; basic infantry training at Fort Benning; assignment to the 66th Infantry Division, Camp Joseph Robinson, Arkansas, 1943; transfer to the 94th Infantry Division, early 1944; comments about the quality of non-commissioned officers; assessment of draftees in his platoon; comments about personnel from ASTP [Army Special Training Program]; initiation to combat in France; operations with Free French forces; night patrols; the art of "digging in"; Battle of the Bulge, December, 1944; his arm and knee wounds due to friendly artillery fire; capture by troops from the 11th Panzer Division, January, 1945; escape and recapture; permanent internment at Hammelburg, Germany; POW camp life; abortive attempt by General George S. Patton to free American POWs; his second escape on March 27, 1945, in the midst of Patton’s rescue attempt; recapture and his third escape; his twelve-day journey back to American lines; debriefing; reunion with his father, General Alexander R. Bolling, Sr., commander of the 84th Division, in Hanover, Germany; assignment to a rifle company in the 84th Infantry Division; race to the Elbe River and the end of the war in Europe.
Date of Interview: 15/07/1998

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BONNER, Richard J. (b. 1945)

Interview ID: OH 0924

His experiences while growing up in Hamilton Park, Texas, and attending the Hamilton Park School, 1951-64; the “Buy Out.”
Date of Interview: 29/09/1991

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BOOTS, Donald (b. 1924)

D Company. 4th Pioneer Battalion. 4th Marine Division. Marine Corps veteran. D Company. 4th Pioneer Battalion. 4th Marine Division.

Interview ID: OH 1405

His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His youth in western Pennsylvania; his decision to join the Marine Corps, December 10, 1942; boot camp, Parris Island, South Carolina, 1942-43; camouflage school, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1943; assignment to the newly-formed 4th Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California, August, 1943; training in beachhead organization with the 4th Pioneer Battalion; invasion of Roi-Namur, February 1, 1944; mopping-up operations on Kwajalein; rest and retraining on Maui; assignment as a BAR man; invasion of Saipan, June 15, 1944; assaults against enemy caves on Saipan; comments about the stress of battle; return to Maui for rest and retraining; invasion of Iwo Jima, February 19, 1944; Japanese resistance on the Iwo Jima beaches; the rescue of his friend, Norman Pate; his role in organizing the beach operation at Iwo Jima; establishing beach defenses on Iwo Jima; evacuation and return to Maui; retraining and refitting for the invasion of the Japanese home islands; comments about the dropping of the atomic bombs.
Date of Interview: 17/05/2001

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BORUM, Val F. (b. 1922)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1153

His experiences while aboard the submarine USS Blower in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Submarine School, New London, Connecticut, 1944; assignment to the Blower, 1944; his responsibilities as plotting officer; various patrols in the Java Sea and off Indo-China.
Date of Interview: 23/04/1996

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BOTT, Wesley (b. 1917)

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0399

His experiences at Kaneohe Naval Air Station with the guard detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 14/10/1977

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BOUNDS, Ivan (b. 1926)

Interview ID: OH 1503

His experiences as a longtime resident of Denton County, Texas, 1926-2002.
Date of Interview: 27/03/2002

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BOW, James (b. 1917)

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0291

His experiences at Bishops Point with the Hawaiian Naval Reserve during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 03/02/1976

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