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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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1426

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)

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

Interview ID: OH 0491

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)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group.

Interview ID: OH 1286

Surgeon. 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, Foy (b. 1928)

Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1927

Interview by the Denton County Historical Commission. Childhood memories growing up during the Depression; Veteran, military service, occupations and marriage; reflections on Bonnie & Clyde; donating his family’s log cabin to Denton County, TX.
Date of Interview: 18/11/2013

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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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1099

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Arkansas; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 5702 at Camp North Fork (F-123) near Pierce, Idaho; transfer to Company 229 at F-188 near Emida, Idaho; description of camps; life in camps.
Date of Interview: 06/10/1995

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Interview ID: OH 1171

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)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0255

Protestant chaplain, 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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0613

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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0355

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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1229

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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1654

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, Florida; 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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1296

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)

U.S. Marine Corps WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0796

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)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 552nd Antiaircraft Battalion.

Interview ID: OH 1313

Educator. 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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0955

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)

Interview ID: OH 0978

State legislator. His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Fort Worth, Texas; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 812 near Cache, Oklahoma; description of camp; life in camp.
Date of Interview: 11/10/1993

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THOMPSON, Harry (b. 1914)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 924th Field Artillery. 99th Infantry Division.

Interview ID: OH 0146

Businessman. 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)

U.S. Marine Corps WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0941

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)

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

Interview ID: OH 0369

Journalist, 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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0381

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. Childhood in North Texas; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 2842 at DG-41-N near Lake Arthur, New Mexico; company move to G-148-N in Carlsbad, New Mexico; description of camps; life in camps.
Date of Interview: 25/07/1990

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THORN, Floyd (b. 1918)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran. VP-44.

Interview ID: OH 1412

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)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 863rd Antiaircraft Battalion.

Interview ID: OH 1346

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)

U.S. Army Air Corps WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1569

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)

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

Interview ID: OH 0478

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)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1718

Civilian Conservation Corps veteran. 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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0434

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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1108

His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Childhood in Carlisle, Texas; joining the CCC; assignment to a camp near Zavalla, Texas; description of camp; life in camp.
Date of Interview: 16/12/1995

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Interview ID: OH 1119

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)

U.S. Army Air Forces WWII Veteran. 457th Squadron. 330th Bomb Group. 20th Air Force.

Interview ID: OH 1156

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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 1661

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. 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 USS Wyandot, 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)

U.S. Army Air Forces WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0226

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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TOULOUSE, Robert B. (b. 1918)

U.S. Army Air Forces WWII Veteran. 301st Air Depot Group.

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. 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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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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TOWERY, R. Kenneth (b. 1923)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. 59th Coast Artillery Regiment.

Interview ID: OH 1075

Journalist, 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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0234

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. Childhood in Oklahoma; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 859 in the Wichita Mountains National Forest (F-5-O) near Cache, Oklahoma; company move to Camp F-8-C in the Arapaho National Forest, Colorado; transfer to Rush Springs, Oklahoma; reenlistment to SCS-11 in Vista, California; description of camps; life in camps.
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. Childhood in Fort Worth, Texas; joining the CCC; assignment to a camp near Nogales, Arizona; relocation to Company 1826 at F-30 near Tucson, Arizona; relocation to Yuma, Arizona; relocation to Glenwood, New Mexico; description of camps; life in camps.
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)

U.S. Marine Corps WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0389

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)

U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.

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)

Texas House of Representatives. 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. Childhood in South Carolina; joining the CCC; assignment to Company 1417 near Rodman, South Carolina; company move to Lancaster, South Carolina; description of camps; life in camps.
Date of Interview: 13/10/1993

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TURNER, James G. (b. 1922)

U.S. Marine Corps WWII Veteran. Regimental Headquarters Company. 14th Marine Regiment. 4th Marine Division.

Interview ID: OH 1306

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)

U.S. Navy WWII Veteran.

Interview ID: OH 0783

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)

U.S. Army WWII Veteran. Quartermaster Corps.

Interview ID: OH 1318

Veteran 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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