College professor. His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His pacifistic/isolationist background and the influence of his mother; his parents' attitude toward Franklin D.
Civil servant, 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, 1944-45, and American air raids; Phet Buri, Thailand, 1945; liberation.
His experiences as a fighter pilot in the European, Mediterranean, and Pacific Theaters during World War II. Primary training, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 1940; secondary training, Goodfellow Field, San Angelo, Texas, 1941; advanced training, Brooks Field, San Antonio, Texas, 1941; assignment to the 31st Fighter Group, 1942; training in the Bell P-39 Airacobra; move to England and assignment to fly a Spitfire; Dieppe Raid, August 19, 1942; North African Campaign, 1942-43; comments about General George S.
His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Guadalcanal, 1942-43; Tarawa, 1943; and Okinawa, 1945.
Cabinetmaker. His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Banker. His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. World War II veteran. Childhood and education in San Antonio, Texas; challenges of the Great Depression; decision to enter John Sealy College of Nursing of the University of Texas; decision to enlist in U.S. Army Reserves, January 1941; service in U.S.
His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Pre-war youth; entry into the Army and basic training, Camp Blanding, Florida, 1942; combat on Guadalcanal, 1943; New Georgia Campaign, 1943; Munda Campaign, 1943; Bougainville Campaign, 1943-44; Philippine Campaign, 1945; battle for Manila; his battle wounds on February 13, 1945, and medical evacuation.
His experiences aboard the PT boat tender USS Jamestown and the rocket launching ships LCIR-74 and LCIR-34 in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Mechanical engineer. His experiences with the Corps of Engineers in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Pre-war job experiences; enlistment in the Corps of Engineers Reserve, 1933; service with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Arizona and Colorado, 1933-34; active duty, December, 1941; assignment to Headquarters, 3rd Army, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, 1942; transfer to Headquarters, 6th Army, 1943; various responsibilities with the Engineers in the Southwest Pacific and the Philippines, 1943-45; rebuilding the Japanese infrastructure as part of the Army of Occupation, 1945.