Oral History Interview with Louis Belk, April 22, 2003

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Interview with Louis Belk, a B-17 Waist Gunner who served with the U.S. Army Air Corps (Air Force) in World War II from San Antonio, Texas. Belk describes his time training in Texas and experiences serving in England. He also talks about what it was like returning home to the United States from the war.

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Heath, Amanda & Belk, Louis April 22, 2003.

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This audio recording is part of the collection entitled: Lee College Oral Histories and was provided by Lee College to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 14 times . More information about this recording can be viewed below.

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Lee College was established as a two-year Junior College in 1931 by the Goosecreek Independent School District, in Baytown. It was created to provide an educational opportunity for students who could not afford it otherwise.

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Interview with Louis Belk, a B-17 Waist Gunner who served with the U.S. Army Air Corps (Air Force) in World War II from San Antonio, Texas. Belk describes his time training in Texas and experiences serving in England. He also talks about what it was like returning home to the United States from the war.

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These oral histories from Lee College cover three separate physical collections: the Baytown World War II Collection, the Baytown Veteran's Oral History Collection, and the Oral Histories of the Citizens of Baytown.

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Oral History Interview with Louis Belk, April 22, 2003

Interview with Louis Belk, a B-17 Waist Gunner who served with the U.S. Army Air Corps (Air Force) in World War II from San Antonio, Texas. Belk describes his time training in Texas and experiences serving in England. He also talks about what it was like returning home to the United States from the war.

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Oral History Interview with Louis Belk, April 22, 2003, ark:/67531/metapth845000

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  • April 22, 2003

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  • April 20, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

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Heath, Amanda & Belk, Louis. Oral History Interview with Louis Belk, April 22, 2003, audio recording, April 22, 2003; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth845030/: accessed May 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lee College.