Oral History Interview with Jack Kleiss, September 29, 2000

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Interview with Jack Kleiss, a pilot during World War II. He discusses training for carrier landings on USS Enterprise; the arrival of VMF-211 aboard Enterprise and their delivery to Wake Island; and the attack on Pealr Harbor on 7 December 1941. Kleiss was in a dive bomber and attacked Japanese carriers at the Battle of Midway, where he earned the Navy Cross.

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Creation Date: September 29, 2000
Partner(s):
National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Collection(s):
National Museum of the Pacific War Oral History Collection
Texas Oral History Collection
World War Two Collection
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Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Fredericksburg, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: September 29, 2000
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas
Place
United States - Hawaii - Honolulu County - Oahu Island
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with Jack Kleiss, a pilot during World War II. He discusses training for carrier landings on USS Enterprise; the arrival of VMF-211 aboard Enterprise and their delivery to Wake Island; and the attack on Pealr Harbor on 7 December 1941. Kleiss was in a dive bomber and attacked Japanese carriers at the Battle of Midway, where he earned the Navy Cross.

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Volume on this sound recording is extremely low.

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1 sound recording : digital

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | WWII | dive bombers | aviators
Partner:
National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Collection:
National Museum of the Pacific War Oral History Collection
Collection:
Texas Oral History Collection
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: OH00010
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204463
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204463
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio