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
Oral History Interview with Maurice Stamps, March 18, 2009

Oral History Interview with Maurice Stamps, March 18, 2009

Date: March 18, 2009
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Stamps, Maurice
Description: Interview with Maurice Stamps, a serviceman in the U. S. Army during World War II. Stamps discusses growing up on a farm in Iowa, joining the army, going to Hawaii and staying at Schofield Barracks. He was assigned to the Classification/Assignment section at Fort Shafter without ever having basic training. He was later assigned to the Message Center at Ft. Shafter. He remembers his correspondence with his girlfriend Enid, whom he married upon his discharge in 1946.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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 John Wilson, January 31, 2002

Oral History Interview with John Wilson, January 31, 2002

Date: January 31, 2002
Creator: Pratt, Rick & Wilson, John
Description: Interview with John Wilson, an officer in the U. S. Army during World War II. Wilson was born in Illinois but attended high school in the Philippines after his father accepted an engineering position there. He graduated from high school in 1939 and then enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, where he participated in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. He graduated and took his commission in the Army in 1943. After Officer Candidate School (OCS), he was assigned to an engineering unit slated to participate in the invasion of the Philippines. He eventually landed on Luzon. On Luzon he was assigned temporary duty with a small Philippine Civil Affairs unit that was made up of officers and men who had relatives interned by the Japanese in the Philippines. His small unit made their way to Santo Tomas where he liberated many friends and old school mates. A few weeks later, Wilson liberated his father, a civilian internee at Los Banos. Wilson remained with his unit constructing hospitals in the Philippines in anticipation of the casualties expected from the invasion of the Japanese home islands.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Oral History Interview with Boyd K. Miller, January 21, 2003

Oral History Interview with Boyd K. Miller, January 21, 2003

Date: January 21, 2003
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Miller, Boyd K.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Lyndon B. Johnson - 1954-08-12]

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Lyndon B. Johnson - 1954-08-12]

Date: September 12, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter John J. Herrera wrote to Senator Lyndon B. Johnson regarding Private Abel Cisneros. Herrera provides information about the hardship caused by Pvt. Cisneros being drafted into the Army.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from Lyndon B. Johnson to John J. Herrera - 1954-08-16]

[Letter from Lyndon B. Johnson to John J. Herrera - 1954-08-16]

Date: August 16, 1954
Creator: Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Description: Letter sent by Lyndon B. Johnson to John J. Herrera acknowledging the receipt of Herrera's letter regarding the hardship discharge for Private Abel Cisneros. Senator Johnson advises Herrera to have Private Cisneros complete the formal application process with the Army and enclosed a checklist to follow.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from Jake Jacobsen to John J. Herrera - 1954-08-20]

[Letter from Jake Jacobsen to John J. Herrera - 1954-08-20]

Date: August 20, 1954
Creator: Jacobsen, Jake
Description: Letter from Jake Jacobsen to John J. Herrera informing Herrera about a telegram received by Senator Price Daniel. The telegram was from the Commanding General at Fort Bliss regarding the hardship discharge application for Private Abel Cisneros.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from John J. Herrera to Price Daniel - 1954-08-12]

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Price Daniel - 1954-08-12]

Date: August 12, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter John J. Herrera wrote to Senator Price Daniel regarding Private Abel Cisneros. Herrera provides information about the hardship caused by Pvt. Cisneros being drafted into the Army.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Letter from S. R. Mickelsen to Price Daniel - 1954-09-03]

[Letter from S. R. Mickelsen to Price Daniel - 1954-09-03]

Date: September 3, 1954
Creator: Mickelsen, S. R.
Description: Copy of letter sent to Senator Price Daniel from S. R. Mickelsen, the Major General at Fort Bliss, Texas. Mickelsen notifies Senator Daniel that Private Abel Cisneros was unable to present acceptable evidence required for a hardship discharge.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
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