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TAFFET, David (b. 1953)

Interview ID: OH 1835

For the Dallas LGBT Oral History Project. Journalist and long-time Dallas LGBT activist. Childhood in New York City; awareness of sexuality; coming out; college at SUNY-Albany; move to Dallas; AIDS crisis in Dallas; Dallas LGBT history; Dallas gay community; the Dallas Voice; Dallas Buyers Club; struggle for marriage equality and other rights; the Dallas Way LGBT history project.
Date of Interview: 12/11/2013

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TAIT, John (b. 1920).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1426

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS Saint Louis during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; also brief comments about naval operations in the Aleutians, Solomons, Philippines, and Okinawa.
Date of Interview: 06/12/2001

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TAMPRATEEP, Numchai (b. 1955).

Interview ID: OH 1705

For the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Thai-borne immigrant to Denton, Texas, and restaurateur. Childhood and education in rural Suphan Buri and urban Ranong and Bangkok, Thailand; decision to immigrate to U.S.; enrollment at North Texas Junior College in Gainesville, Texas; first impressions of U.S. and Texas; transfer to UNT to study biology; decision to open the restaurant/grocery store that evolved into Mr. Chopsticks; efforts to keep in touch with family in Thailand.
Date of Interview: 07/12/2009

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TANIGUCHI, Alan (b. 1922).

Interview ID: OH 1078

Architect. His experiences as a Japanese-American internee at the Gila River, Arizona, relocation camp during World War II. Pre-war anti-Japanese sentiment around Fort Stockton, California; his father’s activities with Japanese patriotic organizations; liquidation of farm property; relocation to Gila River; camp life at Gila River; resettlement to Detroit; conflict with his father over voluntary repatriation to Japan.
Date of Interview: 18/03/1995

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TAYLOR, Clark (b. 1915).

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

Interview ID: OH 0491

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 and Tamarkan, Thailand, 1944, and American air raids; Bangkok; 1945; liberation.
Date of Interview: 14/09/1979

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TAYLOR, Floyd (b. 1913).

2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group. Army veteran. 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group.

Interview ID: OH 1286

Surgeon, Army veteran (2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group). His experiences as a surgeon in North Africa, Italy, and France during World War II. Induction into the U.S. Army Medical Department and assignment to the Surgical Hospital, Fort Meade, 1941; three-month assignment to the Mayo Clinic, 1942; assignment to the Massachusetts General Hospital and the forming of the 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group, 1942; convoy across the Atlantic and various assignments in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, 1942-43; invasion of Italy, 1943; encounter with Time correspondent Jack Belden; organizing the surgical teams; Salerno invasion, 1943; Winter Line Campaign, 1943-44; Anzio-Nettuno invasion, 1944; performing surgery under combat conditions; Po Valley Campaign, 1945; his role in the compilation of the War Department publication Surgery in World War II (Volume II): General Surgery; first use of penicillin to prevent gas gangrene; value of penicillin on the black market; field X-ray facilities; blood replacement; treatment of abdominal wounds and the use of colostomies; treatment of flesh wounds.
Date of Interview: 26/06/1998

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TAYLOR, H. William (b. 1920).

Caltex Petroleum Corporation.

Interview ID: OH 0679

Executive, Caltex Petroleum Corporation. Educational and military background; employment with Caltex, 1946; marketing assistant, Philippines, 1947; market expansion in Philippines; living conditions and social life in Philippines; major contracts; Huk rebellion; expansion of Philippine district offices; assignment to Davao; competition with Shell and Standard Vacuum; training of Filipino nationals; “case and can” market; construction of bulk terminals in Philippines; Batangas refinery; assistant district manager, Manila, 1955; Indonesian fields, importance to Philippines; impressions of C. Roesholm, Gene Menefee, R. Monical; relations with New York office; district manager, Manila; transfer to Thailand, 1962; joint venture refinery in Thailand, 1962; reforming Thai marketing organization; appointment as general manager, Philippines, 1967; appointment as deputy director, Southeast Asia Region; OPEC, its effects on Caltex; relations between Caltex and shareholders; opinions of joint ventures; James Voss as chairman of the board, Caltex; move of Caltex headquarters from New York to Dallas.
Date of Interview: 20/01/1986

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TAYLOR, Marcia (b. 1935).

Interview ID: OH 1068

Homemaker. Her recollections concerning the history of the Nocona Boot Company and its founder, Ms. Enid Justin.
Date of Interview: 31/05/1995

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TAYLOR, Odis (b. 1922).

Interview ID: OH 1099

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 06/10/1995

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Interview ID: OH 1171

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the submarine USS Sculpin in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Assignment to the Sculpin, 1941; his responsibilities as a radioman; various patrols off the Netherlands East Indies and in the South China Sea, 1942-44; lifeguard duty off Japan for downed airmen, 1944-45.
Date of Interview: 26/02/1997

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TAYLOR, Robert (b. 1909).

US Army Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0255

Protestant chaplain, U. S. Army, survivor of the Bataan campaign. His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Bataan and capture; Bilibid Prison, Manila, 1942; Cabanatuan, 1942-44; American air raids at Manila, 1944; hell ship to Japan, 1944; Fukuoka Prison Camp, Kyushu, 1945; Mukden, Manchuria, 1945; liberation by Soviet troops.
Date of Interview:
02/11/1974 to 16/01/1975

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TAYLOR, W. Vonceille (b. 1921).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0613

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Pennsylvania during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 22/10/1983

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TEASLEY, Elizabeth K. (b. 1919).

Interview ID: OH 0899

Librarian. Her experiences as a student at the Library School at North Texas State College and as a public school librarian.
Date of Interview: 02/06/1992

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TEEPANONT, Nipawan (b. ca. 1954).

Interview ID: OH 0625

Graduate student. Experiences of a Thai student in adjusting to American culture at North Texas State University.
Date of Interview: 17/02/1984

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TEER, Artis L. (b. 1920).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0355

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Nevada during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 10/01/1977

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TEMPLE, William H. (b. 1916).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1229

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 07/03/1998

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THAYER, Paul (b. 1919).

World War II veteran. test pilot. aviation executive. and Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Interview ID: OH 1654

World War II veteran, test pilot, aviation executive, and Deputy Secretary of Defense. Childhood in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Illinois; work as a young man in the oil fields; family’s experience in the Great Depression; matriculation at Kansas University; enrollment in Civilian Pilot Training program; enlistment in Naval Air Cadet training program; training at Jacksonville, Fla.; graduation and assignment to aircraft carrier-based squadron VF-26; combat in North African invasion; combat in Pacific Theater, including Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Leyte Gulf and China; support for Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs; decision to become civilian pilot; career with Trans-World Airways; career as test pilot for Corsair Aircraft; career with Northrop Corp.; service to Department of Defense.
Date of Interview: 01/02/2008

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THOMAS, Daniel B. (b. 1925).

4th Marine Division. Navy veteran. 4th Marine Division.

Interview ID: OH 1296

Navy veteran (4th Marine Division). His experiences while attached to the 4th Marine Division as a medic in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Decision to join the Navy, 1943; Hospital Corps School, San Diego, 1943; assignment to the Fleet Marine Force; Field Medical School, 1944; assignment to the 4th Marine Division, 1944; Iwo Jima, February, 1945; detailed description of the casualties and their treatment during the battle for Iwo Jima; postwar effects of the Iwo Jima experience.
Date of Interview: 26/02/1999

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THOMAS, David H. (b. 1919).

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0796

Marine Corps veteran. His experiences with the Marine Detachment at Kaneohe Naval Air Station during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 28/04/1990

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THOMAS, Earl (b. 1909).

Interview ID: OH 1130

Geophysicist. His recollections and experiences as a geophysicist in the oil industry. Employment with Geophysical Service, Inc., 1936-55; seismic crews and oil field contract operations; comments about Everett DeGolyer, Clarence Karcher, Eugene McDermott, Erik Jonsson; formation of Texas Instruments, 1952; technological developments in oil exploration; his role in Texas Instrument's decision to explore transistor and micro-chip industry; employment with Independent Geophysical Services, 1960-73; career as an independent consultant, 1973-85; legal ramifications involving the seismic refraction system; military uses of seismic technology; cotton farming; cyclical nature of the oil business.
Date of Interview: 13/07/1996

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THOMASON, Troy (b. 1923).

552nd Antiaircraft Battalion. Army veteran. 552nd Antiaircraft Battalion.

Interview ID: OH 1313

Educator, Army veteran (552nd Antiaircraft Battalion). His experiences in the European Theater during World War II. Family life and growing up around Groesbeck, Texas, during the Great Depression; his education through Westminster Junior College and Bible Institute; thoughts about Franklin D. Roosevelt; his reaction to prewar world events in Europe and Asia; induction into the Army, February, 1943; processing at Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1943; basic training at Camp Hulen, Texas, 1943; assignment to the 552nd Antiaircraft Battalion; his responsibilities as a battery clerk; his promotion to supply clerk; maneuvers at Fort Polk, Louisiana;transportation aboard the Queen Mary to England, February, 1944; his experiences in melding with men from all over the U.S. and with varied backgrounds; pre-D-Day training and preparations at Wallingford, England; landing at Utah Beach, Normandy, during the later part of June, 1944; his new responsibilities as a battalion supply sergeant; descriptions of the war wreckage in France; Operation COBRA and the bombing of Saint Lô, July, 1944; the breakout from the Argentan Peninsula,August, 1944; attachment of the 552nd Antiaircraft Battalion to the 48th Brigade; off-duty entertainment; relations with civilians; three-month encampment at Verviers, Belgium; Ardennes Offensive and the Battle of the Bulge, December, 1944-January, 1945; his unit's transfer to the 78th Infantry Division, 1945; leave in Paris; the Rhine River crossing, 1945; his activities in the Army of Occupation; lasting impressions of his World War II experiences.
Date of Interview: 07/07/1999

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THOMASSEN, Edmund T. (b. 1924).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0955

Navy veteran (USS Sheridan, USS Dutchess). His experiences as a naval officer in the Pacific Theater during World War II. New York State Merchant Marine Academy, 1941; assignment to USS Sheridan (APA-51); Tarawa landing, 1943; Marshall Islands landings, 1944; Saipan landing, 1944; assignment to Newport, Rhode Island; assignment to USS Dutchess for amphibious landings; Korean War experiences.
Date of Interview: 04/05/1993

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THOMPSON, Earl (b.1938).

Interview ID: OH 1608

For the Skylab Oral History Project. NASA flight controller, communications officer, and manager. Childhood in Lufkin, Orange, and Huntington, Tex.; education at Stephen F. Austin State University and Lamar State College of Technology; career as mathematics teacher at Port Neches-Groves High School and in U.S. Air Force; decision to apply for a job at NASA’s Johnson Space Center; career with NASA, including duties on Apollo, Skylab, International Space Station and Space Shuttle programs; problem-solving on Skylab launch; working culture among ground and flight crews, and day-in-the-life description of Skylab mission; creation of “lessons-learned” program during Skylab missions; Skylab’s contributions to space exploration and to science more generally; importance of superior individual leadership to NASA’s success.
Date of Interview: 10/11/2006

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THOMPSON, Garfield (b. 1916).

State Legislator.

Interview ID: OH 0978

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

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THOMPSON, Harry (b. 1914).

924th Field Artillery. 99th Infantry Division. Army veteran. 924th Field Artillery. 99th Infantry Division.

Interview ID: OH 0146

Businessman, Army veteran (924th Field Artillery, 99th Infantry Division). His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Germans after being captured during the Battle of the Bulge. Action on Siegfried Line, 1944; capture on December 17, 1944, and interrogation; imprisonment at Bonn, 1945; Nürnberg, 1945; Hammelburg Prison Camp, 1945, and abortive rescue attempt by U. S. 3rd Army troops; Nürnberg, 1945, and Allied bombing; liberation.
Date of Interview: 18/04/1973

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THOMPSON, Jay (b. 1923).

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0941

Marine Corps veteran. His experiences while aboard the cruiser San Francisco during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 12/01/1994

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THOMPSON, Kyle O. (b. 1922).

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

Interview ID: OH 0369

Journalist, 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 and Tamarkan, Thailand, 1944, and American air raids; Nakhon Nayok, Thailand, 1944-45; liberation.
Date of Interview: 09/03/1977

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THOMPSON, Warren (b. 1921).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0381

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the cruiser USS Helena during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 07/10/1977

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THORN, Albert B. (b. 1918).

Interview ID: OH 0832

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 25/07/1990

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THORN, Floyd (b. 1918).

VP-44. Navy veteran. VP-44.

Interview ID: OH 1412

Navy veteran (VP-44). His experiences as a pilot in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His youth in Texas; pre-war flying experience; decision to join the Navy Aviation Cadet Program, 1938; flight training, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida, 1938-39; Mine Warfare Laboratory, Yorktown, Virginia, 1939; operational training, North Island, San Diego, California, 1939-40; assignment to VP-44; training with PBYs, Ford Island, Oahu, Hawaii, 1941; his experiences during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941; temporary duty assignment to Utility Squadron VR-1; temporary assignment to the carrier Yorktown, May, 1942; his role in the Battle of Midway while flying combat air patrol, June 4-6, 1942; his downing of two Zeroes during the Battle of Midway; his crash landing on the Yorktown and suffering a broken back; recuperation in Honolulu; his transfer back to VP-44 in late 1942; PBY patrols around New Caledonia and the New Hebrides Islands, 1942-43; personal experiences with and comments about Admiral William F. (“Bull”) Halsey; working with coastwatchers around the Western and Central Solomons and Russell Islands, 1943-44.
Date of Interview: 14/08/2000

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THURMOND, Robert (b. 1919).

863rd Antiaircraft Battalion. Army veteran. 863rd Antiaircraft Battalion.

Interview ID: OH 1346

Army veteran (863rd Antiaircraft Battalion). His experiences in the European Theater during World War II. His education and pre-World War II job experiences; induction into the Army, October 24, 1941; basic training, Camp Wallace, Texas, 1941-42; Officers Candidate School, Camp Davis, North Carolina, 1942; assignment to the 863rd Antiaircraft Battalion, Washington, DC, 1942-43; transfer to Buffalo, New York, 1943; voyage to England on the Queen Mary, 1944; assignment to France, 1944, and temporary transfer to a transportation unit supplying the 3rd Army; black market activities; Battle of the Bulge, December, 1944-January, 1945, and his return to the 863rd Antiaircraft Battalion; his departure from Europe, 1945.
Date of Interview: 01/04/1999

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THWEATT, Harry (b. 1919).

Army Air Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1569

Army Air Corps veteran. His experiences as an instructor pilot and ferry pilot, and missions flying cargo over “the Hump” (the Himalayas) during World War II.
Date of Interview: 22/12/2004

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TILGHMAN, Marvin E. (b. 1917).

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

Interview ID: OH 0478

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; Saigon and Da Lat, French Indo-China, 1944-45; Saigon, 1945, and American air raids; liberation.
Date of Interview: 06/09/1978

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TIMBLIN, Merle (b. 1921).

Interview ID: OH 1718

Veteran of the Civilian Conservation Corps and of World War II. Childhood in western Pennsylvania; father’s work as a farmer, coal miner, and WPA blacksmith; life on farms and in mining towns during the Great Depression; decision to enroll in CCC before eighteenth birthday; experiences at CCC camps in Arizona and Pennsylvania; lessons learned from the CCC experience; experiences in the European Theater of World War II as radio operator in the U.S. Army Fourth Armored Division, including fighting in the Battle of the Bulge; lessons learned from experience in the Army; decision to relocate to Niagara Falls, N.Y., and thence to North Texas; career as a machinist and mechanic.
Date of Interview: 21/06/2010

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TIMLIN, Charles (b. 1922).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0434

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the fleet repair ship USS Vestal during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 08/07/1978

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TINNEY, C. W. (b. 1900).

Interview ID: OH 0019

Salesman, electric furnace pioneer, corporation founder. Family background; education; rural schoolteacher; salesman of school equipment, electrical appliances; employment with Mathes; building dealerships; development of electric furnace; founding of Electric Products, Inc.; growth and expansion; selling out to Square D Electric.
Date of Interview: 30/05/1978

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TIPTON, A. C. (b. 1923).

Interview ID: OH 1108

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 16/12/1995

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Interview ID: OH 1119

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the light cruiser USS Honolulu during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 16/12/1995

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TISON, Joe (b. 1937).

Interview ID: OH 1712

For the Weatherford Oral History Project. Weatherford resident, school administrator, and mayor. Childhood in Memphis, Tenn., and various other locales including Weatherford; education in Weatherford public schools, Weatherford College, and North Texas State College; career as teacher, principal and superintendent in Aledo and Weatherford ISDs; racial integration of Weatherford schools; career as interim superintendent at various North Texas ISDs; experience as mayor
Date of Interview: 11/05/2010

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TITUS, Jay (b. 1915).

457th Squadron. 330th Bomb Group. 20th Air Force. Army Air Forces veteran. 457th Squadron. 330th Bomb Group. 20th Air Force.

Interview ID: OH 1156

Army Air Forces veteran (457th Squadron, 330th Bomb Group, 20th Air Force). His experiences as a B-29 bombardier in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Bombing missions from Guam to Japan, 1945; Japanese fighter and flak opposition; fire bombing raids.
Date of Interview: 09/11/1996

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TOOLE, Ray (b. 1936).

Interview ID: OH 0599

Businessman. His experiences as a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College, 1956.
Date of Interview: 14/01/1983

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TORRES, Ralph (b. 1924).

Interview ID: OH 1661

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. World War II veteran. Childhood in North Fort Worth and vocational education received at Technical High School; enlistment in U.S. Navy at age of seventeen; assignment to USS Rockaway and USSWyandot, USS Paiute, and USS Florida; training missions in Pacific Ocean; various missions to North Africa, France, and Greenland, including Normandy invasion; social life in ports of call; re-enlistment in 1946; struggles with alcoholism and conversion to Pentecostal church; civilian career as a mechanic.
Date of Interview: 13/11/2007

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TOTTEN, Ernie (b. 1922).

Army Air Forces veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0226

Army Air Forces veteran. His experiences with the Detachment Quartermaster Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 07/07/1974

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TOUGH, Dr. Allen (b.*)

Interview ID: OH 1795

For the Malcolm Shepard Knowles Andragogy Oral History Project. Professor of Education. Discusses relationship with Malcolm Shepard Knowles; definition of andragogy; use of andragogy in career; impressions of Malcolm Shepard Knowles.
Date of Interview: 12/02/1993

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TOULOUSE, Robert B. (b. 1918).

Interview ID: OH 1787

For Richard Rafes’s dissertation, “The Historical Development of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine as a State Medical School, 1960-1975.” Former UNT employee. History of TCOM.
Date of Interview: 11/07/1990

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Interview ID: OH 1080

College administrator. His experiences during the desegregation of North Texas State College, 1954-56; comments about president J. C. Matthews.
Date of Interview: 03/10/1995

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Interview ID: OH 1332

College administrator, Army Air Forces veteran (301st Air Depot Group). His experiences in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. Induction into the Army, June, 1941; basic training, Camp Roberts, California; Officer Candidate School, Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, July-September, 1942; his transfer to the Army Air Forces after OCS and assignment to the 14th Air Depot Group, 1942; reassignment to the 301st Air Depot Group, 1944; stationing at Kunming, China, 1944; his journey on the Burma Road; comments about the Chinese civilian population in Kunming; comments about Chinese warlords and their relationship with Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist forces; his functions as a maintenance and supply officer in Kunming, February-December, 1945; his role in turning over the base and its equipment to the Chinese Nationalist government after the war.
Date of Interview: 27/01/2000

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TOWERY, R. Kenneth (b. 1923).

59th Coast Artillery Regiment. Army veteran. 59th Coast Artillery Regiment.

Interview ID: OH 1075

Journalist, Army veteran (59th Coast Artillery Regiment), survivor of the siege of Corregidor. His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Corregidor and capture; Cabanatuan, 1942; Mukden, Manchuria, 1942-45; liberation by Russian troops.
Date of Interview: 19/03/1995

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TOWLES, Billie Joyce (b. 1926).

Interview ID: OH 1704

For the Weatherford Oral History Project. Longtime resident of Weatherford, Texas. Family history; birth, childhood and education in Weatherford; Depression-era struggles; father's work with the Works Progress Administration; Weatherford during World War II; marriage to Norman Towles; family's switch from Democratic loyalty to Republican; personal evolution on race issues; religious devotion.
Date of Interview: 15/03/2010

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TOWNSEND, Frank (b. 1920).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0234

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the battleship USS Pennsylvania during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 06/07/1974

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TRAMMELL, Harold L. (b. 1913).

Interview ID: OH 0823

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 14/02/1991

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TRANTHAM, Billy (b. 1923).

Interview ID: OH 1495

Telephone technician. His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 03/03/2003

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TREMAINE, Frank (b. 1914).

Interview ID: OH 1081

Journalist. His experiences as a bureau manager in the Pacific Theater for United Press during World War II. Pearl Harbor attack; military censorship; CINCPAC and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz; comments about Admiral William ("Bull") Halsey and General Douglas MacArthur; account of the Japanese surrender and ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri, September 2, 1945.
Date of Interview: 18/03/1995

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TREST, Joseph M. (b. 1922).

Marine Corps veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0389

Marine Corps veteran. His experiences with the Marine Guard Detachment at Kaneohe Naval Air Station during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 15/10/1977

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TUCKER, William (b. 1918).

Caltex Petroleum Corporation.

Interview ID: OH 0664

Executive, Caltex Petroleum Corporation. Educational background; employment with Standard Oil of California; transfer to Caltex; World War II and the Bahrain aviation gasoline project; Caltex Engineering Department; Bec d’Ambes refinery reconstruction; postwar refinery expansion; history of formation of Caltex; Medreco refinery; joint ventures; Jose Alvarez and Repesa; Caltex in Turkey; Texaco’s and Socal’s reentry into Europe, 1967; Kurnell Refinery; Indonesian oil discoveries; Caltex in India; Caltex in Australia; Frankfurt refinery and expansion in Germany; Caltex in Japan; Caltex in Korea; Caltex East, Caltex West, Caltex Services; tanker expansion; OPEC; long-range planning; shareholder relations; Caltex in South Africa.
Date of Interview: 25/09/1985

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TUMLINSON, Jerald (b. 1941).

Interview ID: OH 1646

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. Childhood in Carrizo Springs and Corpus Christi, Texas; military experiences of various family members; enlistment in U.S. Army, 1960; basic training at Fort Knox; assignment to tank unit in First Armored Division; service in Germany; Cold War tensions during Cuban Missile Crisis; service in air mobile infantry unit during Vietnam War, 1970-71; experiences in combat; decision to make a career of the military; shift to the field of biomedical electronic engineering; civilian career in hospital operations; opinions regarding prosecution of Vietnam War and benefits of military service.
Date of Interview: 30/09/2007

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TUPPER, Charles (b. 1942).

member of the Texas House of Representatives from El Paso. Democrat.

Interview ID: OH 0280

Attorney, member of the Texas House of Representatives from El Paso, Democrat. His experiences and personal views as a member of the Regular and First Special Session of the Sixty-second Texas Legislature. Revenue bills; corporate profits tax; Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal; legislative ethics; “Dirty Thirty”; appropriations; redistricting; personal legislation; comments about Governor Preston Smith.
Date of Interview: 12/08/1971

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TURBEVILLE, Clarence S. (b. 1912).

Bomber Bait Company.

Interview ID: OHB 0054

One of the founders of Bomber Bait Company, Gainesville, Texas. Family background; employment by father selling appliances, butane gas systems, and sporting goods in Gainesville, 1934; sale of butane business, 1944; experimentation with fish baits; partnership with Ike Walker in founding Bomber Bait Company; growth and increase in personnel; sales through manufacturing representatives; sale of company to Van Ellis, 1968; comments on bait production; views on attempt to organize union; development of plant in Mexico; employment of workers in rehabilitation hospital; factors in developing successful business; civic activities; contributions of Ike Walker, Van Ellis, and Mrs. Case in building successful business; views on trends in bait production.
Date of Interview: 17/06/1981

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TURCOTTE, Louis E., Jr. (b. 1926).

Interview ID: OH 0774

Cattle rancher, entrepreneur. His reminiscences and experiences as a long-time rancher and foreman for the Kennedy ranch in South Texas, 1926-88.
Date of Interview: 04/02/1988

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TURKETT, Warren B. (b. 1922).

Interview ID: OH 0934

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: 13/10/1993

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TURNER, James G. (b. 1922).

Regimental Headquarters Company. 14th Marine Regiment. 4th Marine Division. Marine Corps veteran. Regimental Headquarters Company. 14th Marine Regiment. 4th Marine Division.

Interview ID: OH 1306

Marine Corps veteran (Regimental Headquarters Company, 14thMarine Regiment, 4th Marine Division). His experiences on Saipan in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Decision to join the Marine Corps, December 7, 1942; boot camp, Parris Island; formation of the 4th Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California, 1943; preparations on Maui for the invasion of Saipan; the amphibious landings on Saipan, June 15, 1945; his duties with the Motor Transport Section and Headquarters Company; return to Maui.
Date of Interview: 07/08/1999

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TURNER, Joseph C. (b. 1921).

Navy veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0783

Navy veteran. His experiences while aboard the destroyer tender USS Dobbin during the Japanese attack at Pearl on December 7, 1941.
Date of Interview: 19/09/1989

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TURNER, Ocie R. (b. 1921).

Interview ID: OH 0977

Pastor. His experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1954-91. Youth in South-central Texas; Marine Corps experience in World War II; early employment in Dallas; African-American housing problems in Dallas; decision to buy home in Hamilton Park; home improvements; shopping; social activities; church activities; Hamilton Park School; Civic League; zoning problems; recent changes in the community.
Date of Interview: 14/09/1991, 05/12/1991

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TURNER, Tom (b. 1950).

Interview ID: OH 1544

Civil Servant. His experiences while attending the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969. Influence of World War Two on his father’s outlook; clashes with his parents over the Vietnam War; his introduction to the music of the Beatles, 1964; his high school experiences; influence of Jim Morrison and the Doors music; his first use of drugs while in high school; weekends spent hanging out with the hippie culture at Lee Park, Dallas Texas; his two-month sojourn in England after graduation from high school, June-July, 1969; his decision to attend the Texas International Pop Festival; the “free stage” at the festival; skinny-dipping; activities of the Hog Farm; drug use at the festival; crowd behavior; activities on the campgrounds; security inside and outside the festival grounds; his job experiences following the festival.
Date of Interview: 21/02/2004

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TYLER, Desmond R. (b. 1908) and Rose G. (b. 1916).

Quartermaster Corps. Army veteran. Quartermaster Corps.

Interview ID: OH 1318

Army veteran (Quartermaster Corps) and his wife. Their experiences with German prisoners-of-war while stationed at Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyoming, during World War II. Their courtship and marriage, 1942; Camp Callan, California, 1942-43; birth of their first child, August 2, 1943; Camp Davis, North Carolina, 1943-44; assignment to Fort Francis E. Warren, 1944; wartime rationing and housing shortages; his job as head of the Training Aids Branch and the use of POW labor; Nazi activities inside the POW compound; use of POW labor as household domestic help; POW living conditions; recreational and social activities for the base personnel; birth of their second child, February 11, 1946; his discharge from the Army, June, 1946.
Date of Interview: 09/06/1999

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TYSON, J. D. (b. 1903).

Singer Sewing Company.

Interview ID: OH 0064

Former representative of the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Baguio, Luzon, Philippine Islands; speech therapist at Texas Woman's University. The experiences of him and his family while civilian internees of the Japanese during World War II. Japanese arrival in Baguio; incarceration at Camp John Hay, 1942; Camp Holmes, 1942-44; Bilibid Prison, Manila, 1944-45; liberation.
Date of Interview: 05/12/1970, 23/01/1971, 06/02/1971

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