Oral History Interview with W. A. Henderson, September 20, 2003

Description:

Interview with W. A. (Bill) Henderson, a pilot during World War II. He discusses his time as a bombardier and navigator on a B-24 in the China-Burma-India Theater. His crew hit the bridge over River Kwai (Mae Klong) while making bombing runs along the Burma Railway and also flew runs to supply gasoline to various bases in China, India and Burma. He relates anecdotes about the food and living quarters on the bases and the time he saved his co-pilot's life. He helped his co-pilot land the plane after a bullet tore through the plane's nose wheel and injured the man's leg.

Creator(s):
Location(s):
Creation Date: September 20, 2003
Partner(s):
National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Collection(s):
Texas Oral History Collection
National Museum of the Pacific War Oral History Collection
World War Two Collection
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Creator (Interviewer):
Creator (Interviewee):
Henderson, W. A.

Bill Henderson

Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Fredericksburg, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: September 20, 2003
Coverage:
Place
China
Place
India
Place
Myanmar
Place
Thailand
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with W. A. (Bill) Henderson, a pilot during World War II. He discusses his time as a bombardier and navigator on a B-24 in the China-Burma-India Theater. His crew hit the bridge over River Kwai (Mae Klong) while making bombing runs along the Burma Railway and also flew runs to supply gasoline to various bases in China, India and Burma. He relates anecdotes about the food and living quarters on the bases and the time he saved his co-pilot's life. He helped his co-pilot land the plane after a bullet tore through the plane's nose wheel and injured the man's leg.

Physical Description:

1 sound recording : digital

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | WWII | Kwai River Bridge | Khwae Yai River Bridge | Burma
Partner:
National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Collection:
Texas Oral History Collection
Collection:
National Museum of the Pacific War Oral History Collection
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: OH00935
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204494
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204494
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio