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OAKLEY, Bill (b. 1920).

Interview ID: OH 0822

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 06/02/1991

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OELKER, Charles (b. 1918).

Interview ID: OH 0945

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

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OELSCHALAEGER, Max (b. 1943).

Interview ID: OH 1202

College professor. His experiences concerning the development of the Women's Studies Program at the University of North Texas. Early interest in women's issues; views concerning environmental ethics, eco-philosophy, and eco-feminism; ideas concerning the components for a quality women's studies program.
Date of Interview: 30/09/1997

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OFFERLE, Roy M. (b. 1921).

2nd Battalion. 131st Field Artillery. Texas National Guard. Army veteran. 2nd Battalion. 131st Field Artillery. Texas National Guard.

Interview ID: OH 0457

Army veteran (2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, Texas National Guard), member of the “Lost Battalion.” His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Java and capture; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; death of his older brother; Tamarkan, Thailand, 1944; Chungkai, Thailand, 1944; railroad maintenance in Burma, 1944; Phet Buri, Thailand, 1944-45; Bangkok, 1945; liberation.
Date of Interview: 14/08/1978

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OGG, Harry (b. 1922).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0433

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the tanker USS Neoshoduring the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 08/07/1978

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OGLE, Ray (b. 1922).

2nd Battalion. 131st Field Artillery. Texas National Guard. Army veteran. 2nd Battalion. 131st Field Artillery. Texas National Guard.

Interview ID: OH 1190

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 03/09/1997

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Interview ID: OH 1192

Army veteran (2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, Texas National Guard; member of the "Lost Battalion." His experiences as a prisoner-of- war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Java and capture; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 1944; railway maintenance work, 1944-45; liberation.
Date of Interview: 03/06/1997, 10/06/1997

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OHTSUKA, Bunichi (b. 1929).

Veteran. Imperial Japanese Air Force.

Interview ID: OH 1088

Veteran, Imperial Japanese Air Force. His experiences while in training to become a kamikaze pilot, 1945.
Date of Interview: 18/03/1995

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OLSON, John E. (b. 1917).

57th Infantry Regiment. Philippine Division. Army veteran. 57th Infantry Regiment. Philippine Division.

Interview ID: OH 1258

Army veteran (57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Division), survivor of the Bataan Death March. His experiences as a prisoner-of- war of the Japanese during World War II. Education at the U. S. Military Academy, 1935-39; assignment to the Philippines with the 57th Infantry, 1939; preparations for war with Japan and evacuation of dependents; opening days of the war; defense of Bataan and surrender; Bataan Death March; Camp O' Donnell, 1942; Cabanatuan, 1942; hell ship to Japan; prison camp at Osaka, Honshu; American B-29 raids; liberation; postwar Army career.
Date of Interview: 15/03/1998

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OLSSON, Ada M. (b. 1916).

Army nurse.

Interview ID: OH 0461

Army nurse. Her experiences at the station hospital at Schofield Barracks during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 07/12/1978

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OPPENHEIM, Victor (b. 1906).

Interview ID: OH 1100

Geologist, explorer. His experiences concerning his work in mineral exploration and drawing geological maps for various governments in South America, 1929-75. Geological consultant to governments of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru; research geologist for governments of Bolivia, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Venezuela; coal and oil discoveries; completion of the first geological map of South America, 1944; views on evolution and religion; archeological discoveries; geological activities in Texas, Alaska, and West Africa.
Date of Interview: 15/10/1995, 22/10/1995, 20/01/1996, 22/02/1996

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ORINGDERFF, Verle (b. 1911).

Interview ID: OH 0820

Civil engineer. His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 10/01/1991

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ORR, W. C., Jr. (b. 1912).

First State Bank of Denton.

Interview ID: OHB 0009

Banker, chairman of board, First State Bank of Denton. Family background; father’s role in founding First State Bank of Denton; education; work with various federal and state agencies; early experiences in banking; presidency of Texas Bankers Association; Depression; evolution of banking practices and laws; views on local ownership of banks vs. holding company banks; his bank investment policies.
Date of Interview: 13/04/1977

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Interview ID: OH 1211

Banker. His reminiscences of events concerning the development of banking in Denton, Texas, 1900-86. Comments about First Guaranty State Bank, Exchange National Bank, First National Bank, Denton County National Bank, First State Bank; his father's tenure as sheriff of Denton County; his father's entry into the banking business with First Guaranty Bank; his student years at North Texas State Normal College; history of First State Bank, 1912-86; bank failures in Denton during the Great Depression; Bank Holiday, 1933; role of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in strengthening the banking system; his personal banking philosophy.
Date of Interview: 03/07/1986

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OVERALL, William (b. 1915).

Army veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0365

Businessman, Army veteran. His experiences at Schofield Barracks with the 21st Infantry during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 21/03/1977

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OWEN, John H. (b. 1922).

2nd Battalion. 131st Field Artillery. Texas National Guard. Army veteran. 2nd Battalion. 131st Field Artillery. Texas National Guard.

Interview ID: OH 0362

Army veteran (2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, Texas National Guard), member of the “Lost Battalion.” His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Java and capture; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; Tamarkan, Thailand, 1944; Saigon and Da Lat, French Indo-China, 1944-45; liberation.
Date of Interview: 07/02/1977

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OWEN, Marler W. (b. 1915).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0784

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the destroyer tender USS Dobbin during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 29/09/1989

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OWENS COUNTRY SAUSAGE. C. B. Owens (b. 1902) and Jerry Owens (b. 1933).

Interview ID: OHB 0011

OWENS, C. B. Founder and chairman of board, Owens Country Sausage, Family background; farm life; education; starting part-time home delivery sausage business from home farm; early productions methods; first wholesale account with Wyatt Stores, 1933; first processing "plant," full-time business retail store, butcher shop; expansion of territory, facilities, products, employees; other business interests. OWENS, Jerry. President, Owens country Sausage. Family background, early life on farm; working in sausage plant; education; philosophy of ownership; expansion; financing; employee, customer, community relations; product quality; pricing in hog market; business stability and fluctuations; views on competition, free enterprise, government regulations; views on family-owned businesses.
Date of Interview: 25/01/1978

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O’CONNOR, James (b. 1921).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0245

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS San Francisco during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 18/08/1974

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