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 Collection: Texas Oral History Collection
Oral History Interview with Alan W. Saunders, October 8, 2004
Interview with Alan W. "Buck" Saunders of New Braunfels, Texas, a veteran of the Army Air Force during World War Two. The interview includes Saunders' personal experiences while in the Air Force, including the China-Burma-India Theater and memories of flying cargo to China over the Himalayas. Mr. Saunders also talks about life before and after his service. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth193886/
Oral History Interview with Albert Bouley, June 27, 2001
Interview with Albert Bouley, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He discusses his enlistment in the Marines just after Pearl Harbor; his assignment to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division; the battle of Guadalcanal; malaria and dysentery; the battle of Cape Gloucester; the use of Pavuvu as a base; the battle of Peleliu; his return to the United States; guard duty at the Brooklyn Naval Yard and his service as an instructor in a heavy weapons school before the end of the war. He joined the Air Force 2 1/2 years later to be able to fly and work on planes, then retire to become a teacher in California, and finally settled in Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204475/
[Oral History Interview with Annie B. Watters]
Interview with Annie Watters about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611600/
[Oral History Interview with Annie Louise Bennett Tate]
Interview with Annie Louise Bennett Tate about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611607/
Oral History Interview with Annie May Web, March 24, 2001
Interview with Annie (Amy) May Webb discussing her husband's service and her experiences on the homefront during World War II. She describes delivering word of the birth of their daughter to her husband while he was aboard the USS Bennington serving with VMF-112. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204467/
[Oral History Interview with Annie Trigg, June 14, 1993]
Interview with Annie Trigg about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611597/
Oral History Interview with Arwin Bowden, March 9, 2000
Interview with Arwin Bowden, a marine during World War II. He begins by discussing his training in San Diego and New Zealand before the Battle of Tarawa. He describes being wounded in the battle, the casualties he saw, and being shipped back to Pearl Harbor for treatment before joining the battle of Saipan. He describes ancedotes about Japanese killing themselves rather than surrendering, eating food from a garden watered from rainwater running down from outhouses, the wages he made, and the time he had leave. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224536/
Oral History Interview with Bervin Caswell, February 15, 2001
A video interview with Dr. Bervin O. Caswell (McMurry class of 1938) in which Dr. Caswell discusses his memories of McMurry. Dr. Caswell was a long-time United Methodist minister in New Mexico and West Texas, and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from McMurry in 1964 and a lifetime achievement award from McMurry in 2004. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404805/
[Oral History Interview with Bill Hilliard, June 1, 1993]
Interview with Bill Hilliard about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611584/
[Oral History Interview with Bill Millican]
Interview with Bill Millican about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611598/
[Oral History Interview with Bill Millican]
Interview with Bill Millican about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611599/
[Oral History Interview with Bill Yancey]
Interview with Bill Yancey about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611603/
Oral History Interview with Boyd K. Miller, January 21, 2003
Interview with Boyd K. Miller, a draftsman and pilot during World War II. He discusses being drafted out of college and working as an artist and draftsman. Since he studied art in college, he worked on diagrams and charts. He then transferred to the Air Corps to become a pilot and trained in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Alabama, New York, Georgia, Florida and Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204489/
Oral History Interview with Buck Gibson, October 19, 2002
Interview with Buck Gibson of Waco, Texas, a veteran from the United States Navy during World War Two. The interview includes some of Mr. Gibson's background before and after the war as well as his personal experiences while in the Navy, including memories of his training, life in the Navy, the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, and what happened after he was rescued. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204487/
Oral History Interview with Buck Gibson, October 19, 2002
Interview with Buck Gibson of Waco, Texas, a veteran from the United States Navy during World War Two. The interview includes some of Strauss' background before and after the war as well as his personal experiences while in the Navy, including memories of his training, life in the Navy, the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, and what happened after he was rescued. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth193880/
Oral History Interview with Carl Peltier, March 4, 2001
Interview with Carl Peltier, a U. S Marine during World War II. He begins by discussing his reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor. He then joined the Marines when he was old enough. He trained in San Diego before shipping out to Hawaii where he joined the 2nd Marine Division. Further training included heavy weapons and mortars. Later, he landed on Saipan and describes his small arms and rations. He witnessed General Simon Buckner getting killed on Okinawa. He was later wounded on Okinawa. After the war ended, Peltier served in the Pentagon during the Korean War. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204468/
Oral History Interview with Carolyn Barta, March 30, 2012
Interview with Carolyn Barta,a journalist and professor in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her educational background and her career writing for The Dallas Morning News about features and covering political campaigns. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc94256/
Oral History Interview with Catherine Terrill, October 10, 1982
Interview with Catherine Terrill about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611096/
Oral History Interview with Catherine Terrill, October 10, 1982
Interview with Catherine Terrill about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611090/
[Oral History Interview with Charles Jackson]
Interview with Charles Jackson about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611586/
[Oral History Interview with Charles Jackson]
Interview with Charles Jackson about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611595/
Oral History Interview with Charles Pase, April 12, 2001
Interview with Charles Pase, a marine during World War II. He discusses joining the Marines and training on New Zealand and other Pacific islands. He describes landing on Tarawa, the battle of Tarawa itself, and locating and burying the dead bodies after the battle. He also talks about going to Hawaii for more training before going to Saipan, various guns and artillery he used, encountering natives on Saipan and being in Nagasaki after the bomb was dropped. He relates ancedotes about having tonsillitis during the Tarawa attack, fights that some Marines got into with local Hawaiians while training there and prejudices against Japanese-Americans, mistaking a land crab that pinched the back of his neck for a bayonet, getting Dengue Fever, and faking a landing on April Fools' Day. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204474/
Oral History Interview with Chris Walker, February 11, 2003
Interview with Chris Walker, a carpenter during World War II. He discusses working as a carpenter in the Marines at Camp Pendleton and on Tinian and Saipan. He was present at Okinawa and in Nagasaki after Japan surrendered. He also tells stories about generals, his colonel, rations, and friendly fire. He describes some of the memorabilia he kept. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204490/
Oral History Interview with Clarence Elbert Long, July 7, 1982
Interview with Clarence Elbert Long about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611080/
Oral History Interview with Clarence Elbert Long, July 17, 1982
Interview with Clarence Elbert Long about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611094/
Oral History Interview with Clarice Tinsley, November 11, 2012
Interview with Clarice Tinsley, a journalist in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, and her career as a reporter and a news anchor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc154710/
Oral History Interview with Cleatus A. LeBow, May 2, 2006
Interview with Cleatus A. LeBow, a serviceman in the U. S. Navy during World War II. LeBow joined the navy in 1943 and went from Lubbock, Texas to San Diego for recruit training. He shipped out to Pearl Harbor aboard an LST from San Francisco. At Pearl Harbor, he was assigned to a work detail aboard the USS Oklahoma, which had just been righted. Shortly thereafter, he boarded the USS Indianapolis to serve as a range finder operator on one of the gun turrets. Upon leaving Hawaii, the Indianapolis went to Tarawa and then the Marshall Islands. LeBow witnessed Japanese civilian suicides on Saipan. He also witnessed the flag-raising on Iwo Jima from his range finder position aboard the ship. LeBow describes being hit by a kamikaze off Okinawa. He also discusses delivering atomic bomb components to Tinian and being torpedoed on the way to the Philippines. He describes abandoning the ship and spending five days in the water, including his faith in God, hallucinations, rescue, and his recovery. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204511/
Oral History Interview with Clifton Johnson
Interview with Clifton Johnson about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611069/
Oral History Interview with Cyril Stone, February 15, 2001
A video interview with Dr. R. Cyril Stone (McMurry class of 1946) in which he discusses his experiences with McMurry. Dr. Stone, an ordained Methodist minister, served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Dr. Stone was a 2000 recipient of the Cross and Flame Award for service to McMurry and the United Methodist Church, and was named a McMurry Distinguished Alumni in 2003. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404811/
Oral History Interview with Dale R. Walker, October 4, 2007
Interview with Dale R. Walker, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He joined the Marine Corps in 1944 and was trained in mortars at Camp Pendleton, California. He then went to Camp Tarawa at Hawaii for further training with the Fifth Marine Division. Walker landed with the sixth wave on D-day at Iwo Jima. While working with mortars supporting the infantry, he was called on to be a stretcher-bearer on occasion. Walker spent 36 days on Iwo Jima. After the Japanese surrendered, Walker served in the occupation of Japan. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204514/
Oral History Interview with Dale R. Walker, October 4, 2007
Interview with Dale R. Walker of Kingsville, Texas, a United States Marine Corps veteran from World War Two. The interview includes Hill's memories about growing up as well as his personal experiences while in the Marines, including details from his involvement in the Iwo Jima attacks, 3rd Battalion, and the occupation of Nagasaki. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth193890/
Oral History Interview with Darris Egger, February 20, 2001
A video interview with Dr. Darris Egger (McMurry class of 1942) in which Dr. Egger discusses his experiences with McMurry. Dr. Egger was an ordained Methodist minister and served in a number of churches in Northwest Texas and North Texas Annual Conferences. From 1970 to 1975 and 1978 to 1984, Darris served as the District Superintendent of the Abilene District of United Methodist Churches. He was the Program Council Director for the Northwest Conference from 1975 to 1978. Dr. Egger also served as Trustee of McMurry University, Sears Methodist Retirement Centers, Methodist Hospital in Lubbock, Butman Methodist Camp, and the Methodist Mission Home in San Antonio. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth404809/
[Oral History Interview with David Box]
Interview with David Box about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611585/
Oral History Interview with David Braden, September 30, 2000
Interview with David Braden, a member of the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He discusses his training in the U.S. to become a navigator; his deployment to Saipan with the 870th Squadron, 497th Bomb Group, 73rd Wing; initial attacks on Tokyo in a B-29 bomber at high altitude (during which the jet stream interfered with the bombing raids); a low-altitude fire-bombing mission over Tokyo in March, 1945; living conditions on base at Saipan; a mission in which the B-29 he was on ditched in the ocean and his subsequent rescue; Victory in Europe (V-E) Day on Saipan; completing 35 missions; and going home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204465/
Oral History Interview with David Lee Hill, September 20, 2003
Interview with David Lee "Tex" Hill of San Antonio, Texas, a veteran from the United States Navy during World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater. The interview includes Hill's personal experiences while in the Navy, including memories of pre-war flight training in Florida, the Flying Tigers, and the Salween River Gorge attack. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204493/
Oral History Interview with David Lee Hill, September 20, 2003
Interview with David Lee "Tex" Hill of San Antonio, Texas, a veteran from the United States Navy during World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater. The interview includes Hill's personal experiences while in the Navy, including memories of pre-war flight training in Florida, the Flying Tigers, and the Salween River Gorge attack. There is a photograph and a short biography of Hill after the interview transcription. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth193882/
Oral History Interview with David Straus, September 17, 2001
Interview with David Straus of San Antonio, Texas, a veteran from the United States Marine Corps during World War Two in the Pacific Theater as well as the Korean War. The interview includes some of Straus' background before the war and his personal experiences while in the Marines, including memories of Okinawa, various weapons, what happened at the end of World War Two, and his assignment in Korea. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204477/
Oral History Interview with David Straus, September 17, 2001
Interview with David Straus of San Antonio, Texas, a veteran from the United States Marine Corps during World War Two in the Pacific Theater as well as the Korean War. The interview includes some of Straus' background before the war and his personal experiences while in the Marines, including memories of Okinawa, various weapons, what happened at the end of World War Two, and his assignment in Korea. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth193888/
[Oral History Interview with Deward Moore]
Interview with Deward Moore about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611580/
Oral History Interview with Dora Geneva Clement
Interview with Dora Geneva (Clement) Talkington (1886-1976) discussing how her family came to Texas and about growing up on her parents' farm, as well as other events including Theodore Roosevelt's visit to Waco when he was campaigning to be president. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191369/
[Oral History Interview with Dorothy Bess Francisco]
Interview with Dorothy Bess Francisco about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611594/
Oral History Interview with Dorothy Bess Francisco
Interview with Dorothy Bess Francisco about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611088/
[Oral History Interview with Dorothy Bess Francisco and Mary Virginia Simmons]
Interview with Dorothy Bess Francisco and Mary Virginia Simmons about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611582/
Oral History Interview with E. R. Dolinar, April 5, 2003
Interview with E.R. (Ed) Dolinar, a serviceman with the U. S. Navy during World War II. He discusses going to boot camp, torpedo school and submarine school. He was on the SSN Stingray as a torpedo crewman that offloaded supplies and guerillas in the Philippines. It picked up stranded Japanese sailors and transported them to Australia. The Stingray was then decomissioned. He was then part of a crew that studied and stripped captured German submarines, and he discusses the differences between the U-boats and the US submarines. He also discusses the Bolomen, Filipino guerillas who fought the Japanese during the occupation. He also talks briefly about his experience of being hit with depth charges and gives his opinions on General MacArthur and President Truman. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204491/
Oral History Interview with Earl Smyth, Jr., October 20, 2003
Interview with Earl Smyth, Jr., a serviceman during World War II. He discusses his time aboard the USS Saratoga at the Battle of Midway and at Guadalcanal, where the ship sustained two torpedo attacks. He saw Pearl Harbor three days after the attack. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204486/
[Oral History Interview with Earl Yates]
Interview with Earl Yates about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611588/
Oral History Interview with Earl Yates, Jr., July 30, 1982
Interview with Earl Yates, Jr. about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611087/
Oral History Interview with Ed Carseth, August 6, 2003
Interview with Ed Carseth, a pilot during World War II. He discusses an early interest in aviation and earned his pilot's license through the Civilian Pilot Training program. He spent a year as an instructor before joining the Air Transport Command. Through 1944 he delivered aircraft to Australia before being assigned to Myitkyina, Burma. He speaks of living conditions at Myitkyina. He flew materials over the Himalaya Mountains (the Hump) from Burma to Kunming, China. Carseth relates anectdotes about General Claire Chennault, Lord Louis Mountbatten, and a squadron mate who kept a baboon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204492/
[Oral History Interview with Edward L. Langley, January 22, 1999]
Interview with Edward Langley about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611581/
[Oral History Interview with Edward Langley]
Interview with Edward Langley about the history of Grapevine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611593/