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Oral History Interview with David Straus, September 17, 2001

Description: 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.
Date: September 17, 2001
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Straus, David
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oriental Women Standing

Description: Copy negative of Hesiano Nina, Ping Tai Tai, Wen Bama and Chao Ken Niang all wearing oriental clothing in Shantung, China.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Oral History Interview with Alan W. Saunders, October 8, 2004

Description: Interview with Alan W. "Buck" Saunders, a pilot during World War II. He discusses joining the Army Air Corps, becoming an airplane mechanic, and going to flight school for pilot training. He was stationed in India and flew supplies into China over the Himalayas (known by pilots as "the Hump"). In China, he traded items such as jewelry or opium for information on Japanese troop placements in Burma. He also discusses his meetings with native Burmese and talks about later experiences he had after the war and during the Vietnam War.
Date: October 8, 2004
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Saunders, Alan W.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Valentin R. Ybarra, April 29, 2004

Description: Interview with Valentin R. Ybarra regarding his experiences during World War II. He discusses his wartime experiences in Peleliu and Okinawa as well as occupation duty in Japan and China. He also had an assignment in Spain. He remembers the Cuban Missile Crisis, the revolt in the Dominican Republic, and his service in Vietnam.
Date: April 29, 2004
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Ybarra, Valentin R.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Peter Chu, November 1, 2003

Description: Interview with Peter Chu regarding his experiences in China during World War II. Peter's son Alan Chu also participates in this interview. Peter Chu discusses the Japanese occupation in Nanking (Nanjing), China in 1937 when he was 10 years old.
Date: November 1, 2003
Creator: Nichols, Chuck & Chu, Peter
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Ed Carseth, August 6, 2003

Description: 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.
Date: August 6, 2003
Creator: Metzler, Ed & Carseth, Ed
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

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.
Date: September 20, 2003
Creator: Johnson, Kep & Henderson, W. A.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with David Lee Hill, September 20, 2003

Description: 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.
Date: September 20, 2003
Creator: Cox, William G. & Hill, David Lee
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with James Macia, July 21, 2000

Description: Interview with James "Herb" Macia of San Antonio, Texas, who is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces during World War Two. In the interview, Mr. Macia recalls memories about growing up as well as his days as a mining engineer, the Doolittle Raid, North Africa, Normandy, and D-Day.
Date: July 21, 2000
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Macia, James
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Group of Navy men in China]

Description: Photograph of a group of navy men in China. The men are on donkeys accompanied by four Asian men. There are rock walls in the background. Lance Russell, far left, is shown on a donkey.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, August 12, 1945]

Description: Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, on August 12, 1945, relating his reaction and that of the soldiers in his outfit to the news that Japan has surrendered and the war is over. He is delighted at the thought of coming home and starting a family.
Date: August 12, 1945
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Photograph of U.S.S. General H.W. Butner]

Description: Copy negative of U.S.S. General H. W. Butner in China. The ship is facing to the right and is anchored. The text on the front reads, "U.S.S. General H.W. Butner (AP. 113) 1946 at Smai China." The text on the back reads, "U.S.S. General H.W. Butler - Transported to Chine - 1946. Bill Nesbit."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, August 20, 1945]

Description: Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, on August 20, 1945. He discusses his lack of interesting things to write home about, the possible end of censorship, and letters he has received and written recently.
Date: August 20, 1945
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, November 10, 1945]

Description: Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, on November 10, 1945, telling them what he's been doing in Shanghai. He also expresses his disgust with the army for not getting him home sooner.
Date: November 10, 1945
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, February 6, 1946]

Description: Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, on February 6, 1946. He complains of the routine of his days, and mentions his anger at the easy treatment of Japanese war criminals coming to Shanghai for trial.
Date: February 6, 1946
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, October 2, 1945]

Description: Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, on October 2, 1945. He laments the slowness of the mail service now that the Army is only focusing on getting soldiers home, and talks about things he remembers from home.
Date: October 2, 1945
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum