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 Collection: Texas Oral History Collection
[Oral History Interview with Edward Langley and Mary Virginia Simmons, May 4, 1993]

[Oral History Interview with Edward Langley and Mary Virginia Simmons, May 4, 1993]

Date: May 4, 1993
Creator: Langley, Edward L. & Simmons, Mary Virginia
Description: Interview with Edward Langley and Mary Virginia Simmons about the history of Grapevine, Texas.
Contributing Partner: City of Grapevine
Oral History Interview with Elliott Ross, May 1, 2001

Oral History Interview with Elliott Ross, May 1, 2001

Date: May 1, 2000
Creator: Cox, Floyd; Misenhimer, Richard & Ross, Elliott
Description: Interview with Elliott Ross who joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He discusses being a landing craft coxswain carrying troops and supplies from ships to the shore in seven invasions: Guam, Leyte, Luzon, Santacristo, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and as an occupation force in Japan after the surrender. He talks mostly about Guam, Leyte, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Japan, but also mentions burials at sea and on the beachs, seeing his brother's ship get hit by torpedoes, and the emotional toll of the war.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Oral History Interview with Ethel Reisberg Schectman, March 24, 2001

Oral History Interview with Ethel Reisberg Schectman, March 24, 2001

Date: March 24, 2001
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Schectman, Ethel Reisberg
Description: Interview with Ethel Reisberg Schectman regarding her experiences during World War II. She begins by discussing her family background: her parents were Jews born in Poland and emigrated to the United States. Ethel's European aunts, uncles and grandparents all likely died in the Holocaust. As a first grade student, she taught her mother, a Polish immigrant, how to read and write English. She recalls, wartime rationing, Victory Gardens, scrap drives, and antisemitism among her school-aged classmates in Dallas, Texas, and the end of the war.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Oral History Interview with Ethel Reisburg Schectman, March 24, 2001

Oral History Interview with Ethel Reisburg Schectman, March 24, 2001

Date: March 24, 2001
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Schectman, Ethel Reisburg
Description: Interview with Ethel Reisburg Schectman of Fort Worth, Texas, who was born in New York City during the Great Depression to Jewish Polish immigrant parents. The interview includes Hill's personal experiences of World War II on the home front, including memories of D-Day, iron metal scrap drives, victory gardens, rationing, V-E and V-J Days, and what it was like being Jewish in Dallas during that time.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Oral History Interview with Eugie Jones Thomas

Oral History Interview with Eugie Jones Thomas

Date: unknown
Creator: Thomas, Eugie Jones
Description: Interview with Eugie Jones Thomas about the history of Grapevine, Texas.
Contributing Partner: City of Grapevine
Oral History Interview with Fannie Lou Throop, October 31, 1981

Oral History Interview with Fannie Lou Throop, October 31, 1981

Date: October 31, 1981
Creator: Throop, Fannie Lou
Description: Interview with Fannie Lou Throop about the history of Grapevine, Texas.
Contributing Partner: City of Grapevine
Oral History Interview with Floy Ezell

Oral History Interview with Floy Ezell

Date: unknown
Creator: Ezell, Floy
Description: Interview with Floy Ezell about the history of Grapevine, Texas.
Contributing Partner: City of Grapevine
Oral History Interview with Floyd Deacon, September 15, 1982

Oral History Interview with Floyd Deacon, September 15, 1982

Date: September 15, 1982
Creator: Deacon, Floyd
Description: Interview with Floyd Deacon about the history of Grapevine, Texas.
Contributing Partner: City of Grapevine
Oral History Interview with Floyd Mumme, April 12, 2002

Oral History Interview with Floyd Mumme, April 12, 2002

Date: April 12, 2002
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Mumme, Floyd C.
Description: Interview with Floyd Mumme, a medic during World War II. He discusses boot camp, being deployed to Saipan, Japanese trying to steal food, working in the Army Medical Corps, and treating wounds in combat.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Oral History Interview with Floyd R. Thomas, February 18, 2009

Oral History Interview with Floyd R. Thomas, February 18, 2009

Date: February 18, 2009
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Thomas, Floyd R.
Description: Interview with Floyd R. Thomas, a serviceman in the U. S. Army during World War II. He discusses his childhood and education at Peacock Military Academy. He then joined the army and spent time in Okinawa during and after the war. He recalls being a surgical technician and working with Japanese civilians after the surrender, meeting his wife, and working for saw mills as a salesman and a pilot. He remembers stealing pineapples on Hawaii and getting diarrhea, being treated for jungle rot, selling old Japanese army blankets to civilians, and shipping silk bolts and sabers back home.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation