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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. Childhood in Ben Wheeler, Texas; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 3808 at DG-40-N near Carrizozo, New Mexico; company move to Tokay, New Mexico; description of camps; life in camps.
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. Childhood in New Jersey; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 1226 at Camp S-71 (72F-22-NJ) in Stokes State Forest near Branchville, New Jersey; description of camp; life in camp.
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)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 2nd Battalion. 131st Field Artillery. Texas National Guard.

Interview ID: OH 0457

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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0433

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)

U.S. Army WWII 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. Childhood in Jack County, Texas; joining the CCC; assignment to a camp in Baggs, Wyoming; description of camp; life in camp.
Date of Interview: 03/09/1997

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Interview ID: OH 1192

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)

Imperial Japanese Air Force WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1088

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

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OKON, Howard (b. 1952)

Interview ID: OH 1912

For the Dallas LGBT Oral History Project. Life in Dallas community, coming out experience. Architect and bar owner. Founding member of The Dallas Tavern Guild. Changes in the gay bar scene in Dallas. Police raids of gay bars. Backing politicians who supported the gay community. AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s affecting the bar scene.
Date of Interview: 07/11/2013

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OLSON, John E. (b. 1917)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 57th Infantry Regiment. Philippine Division.

Interview ID: OH 1258

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)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. Nurse Corps.

Interview ID: OH 0461

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. Childhood in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 3802 in Littlefield, Texas; description of camp; life in camp.
Date of Interview: 10/01/1991

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

First State Bank.

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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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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OVERALL, William (b. 1915)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0365

Businessman. 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)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 2nd Battalion. 131st Field Artillery. Texas National Guard.

Interview ID: OH 0362

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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0784

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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OZER, Emre Ersin (b. 1983)

Interview ID: OH 1772

For the DFW Metroplex Immigration Oral History Project. Turkish-born immigrant to Addison, Texas. Early years in Turkey; college in France; internship in Dallas; second trip to America becoming permanent; marriage to a Colombian-born immigrant; founding of HumAnatolia; involvement with TURANT; views on American culture; hopes for Turkish American community.
Date of Interview: 19/01/2013

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O’CONNOR, James (b. 1921)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0245

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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