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Oral History Interview with James F. Sansom, October 8, 2004

Description: Interview with James F. Sansom, an officer in the U. S. Army during World War II. Sansom joined the Army in 1940 and began training on anti-aircraft guns in Florida. He was selected for Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1942. He was assigned to the 843rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Air Warning Battalion, which made its way to India via the Panama Canal and Australia. Shortly after reaching Calcutta, the unit moved to Myitkyina, Burma. After the war, Sansom was assigned to Sagumo Prison outside Tokyo where Japanese war criminals were being held while on trial for war crimes. He describes some of the routines and residents in the prison. Sansom taught Hideki Tojo how to play card games like gin rummy. Sansom also describes the process of executing convicted prisoners as he carried out some sentences. In all, he executed nine convicted war criminals.
Date: October 8, 2004
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Sansom, James F.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Robert Edward Harris, April 26, 2002

Description: Interview with Robert Edward Harris, a veteran of World War II, serving in India at the time. Harris answers questions relating to his training, duties, and activities while over in India towards the end of the war; Harrs also answers questions concerning his feelings towards the war and his enemies.
Date: April 26, 2002
Creator: Bottoms, Aaron & Harris, Robert Edward
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Usan Fannett, April 20, 2003

Description: Interview with Usan Fannett, a United States Marine during World War II who served in the Pacific theater. Fannett talks about the places that he was sent including the Aleutians, Saipan, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, etc. and the fighting that took place. Towards the end of the interview Fannett talks about what they did in order to get rid of the aircraft.
Date: April 20, 2003
Creator: Childers, D. & Fannett, Usan
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Matthew Cisneros, April 29, 2002

Description: Interview with Matthew Cisneros, a Radio Operator in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He answers questions about his experience in the military and describes day-to-day life.
Date: March 29, 2003
Creator: Garcia, Melinda & Cisneros, Matthew
Partner: Lee College

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
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Recording of Sessions from the 4th Annual Oral History Association Colloquium]

Description: Sound recording of different sessions from the 4th Annual Oral History Colloquium at Airlie House in Warrenton, Virginia. Recording includes the night of November 8th, 1969, and the morning of November 9th, 1969.
Date: {1969-11-09..1969-11-10}
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Meetings during the 4th Annual Colloquium]

Description: Sound recording of two talks given during the 4th Annual Oral History Colloquium at Airlie House in Warrenton, Virginia.
Date: {1969-11-09..1969-11-10}
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Richard Craig Warren, April 26, 2002

Description: Interview with Richard Craig Warren, a paratrooper/weapons specialist in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He describes his time in the service, some of his most dangerous missions, and adjusting to life coming home as a disabled vet.
Date: April 26, 2002
Creator: Meschede, Robert & Warren, Richard Craig
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Robert E. Davis, April 20, 2002

Description: Interview with Robert E. Davis, a radio operator/communications specialist for the United States Air Force in the Vietnam War. He answers questions about and describes life as a soldier in Vietnam.
Date: April 20, 2002
Creator: Smith, Tabitha & Davis, Robert E.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with E. H. Hartleib, April 9, 2003

Description: Interview with E. H. Hartleib, a gunner's mate technician who served on the USS Bonhomme Richard during the Vietnam War. Hartleib answers questions regarding his time in the service, including his clearance to work with nuclear weapons. He also elaborates on his training, his duties in the military, what he thought of the war, etc.
Date: April 9, 2003
Creator: Ferguson, Kirby & Hartleib, E. H.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Larry Aldrich, December 2, 2003

Description: Interview with Larry Aldrich, a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in England during the Iraqi war. Aldrich describes his experiences when he enlisted including his training and work as a guard at a nuclear weapons storage facility and later, overseas at RAF Lakenheath.
Date: December 2, 2003
Creator: Thibodaux, Dana & Aldrich, Larry
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Bert Van Natter, April 10, 2003

Description: Interview with Bert Van Natter, a communications specialist in the Air Force. He answers questions about his life prior to joining the military and what life was like during WWII.
Date: April 10, 2003
Creator: Purdin, Joel & Van Natter, Bert
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Glenn E. McDuffie, January 21, 2008

Description: Interview with Glenn E. McDuffie, an Armed Guard in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He discusses lying about his age in order to join the navy at 15 and his experience in boot camp. He served as an Armed Guard on merchant ships that transported supplies across the Atlantic and remembers being in London while German bombers flew overhead. He transported German prisoners out of Marseilles and Naples shortly after the liberation of those cities. He remembers going to Times Square upon hearing that the Japanese had surrendered. He claims to have been the sailor in the iconic photo of the sailor kissing the nurse in Times Square on V-J Day. He describes how he proved he was the sailor in the photo, what he did after the war, and how he learned that his brother survived the Bataan Death March.
Date: January 21, 2008
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & McDuffie, Glenn E.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Garvin Kowalke, January 23, 2001

Description: Interview with Garvin Kowalke, a pilot during World War II. He discusses joining the Army Air Corps, going to Air Cadet training to become a pilot, and training on various aircraft (AT-17, UC-78, P-36, P-33, T-6, BT-13, B-17, B-29) before becoming a B-29 pilot; he shipped out to Guam and flew standard and fire bombing runs over Japan. He discusses having to ditch the plane on the way back to Guam once when the engines failed, seeing another B-29 crew have to bail out over Toyko Bay and get picked up by a U.S. submarine that was in the Bay, getting pulled down to the fires when they were trying to hide in the smoke to avoid Japanese fighter planes, and getting caught in a storm by Mount Fujiyama, as well as collecting data such wind direction, speed, and temperature over Hiroshima for future bombing runs, which turned out to be for the bombers who dropped the atomic bomb. He also talks about flying over Hiroshima two days after the bombing and gauging how high the radiation levels were at different altitudes. He also talks about being in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, becoming a B-57 pilot, and adopting a baby boy from Germany after the war, then a little girl while he was stationed in Hawaii after the Korean War.
Date: January 23, 2001
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Kowalke, Garvin
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Brinton Cate, April 11, 2001

Description: Interview with Brinton Cate, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in World War II from Jackson, Michigan. Cate describes his time as a corporal with the military police and how he was on Iwo Jima when the atomic bomb was dropped, as well as seeing the aftermath at Nagasaki.
Date: April 11, 2001
Creator: Campbell, Justin L. & Cate, Brinton
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Jerell E. Crow, August 24, 2002

Description: Interview with Jerell E. Crow. He entered the Coast Guard in 1940 and trained in Florida and New York City. He served aboard a Landing Ship, Tank (LST) when those ships were first introduced. He traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Neville Island Shipyard operated by the Dravo Corporation as part of a crew that brought an LST down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. From there, the crew practiced operations at Biloxi, Mississippi. Eventually, Crow travelled to San Diego aboard the LST through the Panama Canal. From there, he went to Guadalcanal and unloaded tanks. Eventually, his ship was hit at Saipan and he was wounded. He also served aboard an LST during the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Afterwards, Crow's LST was present in Tokyo Bay for the surrender. He visited Hiroshima while on occupation duty after the atomic bomb was dropped. Eventually, his LST made its way back to San Francisco where he was discharged.
Date: August 24, 2002
Creator: Rabalais, Larry & Crow, Jerell E.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Chris Walker, February 11, 2003

Description: 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.
Date: February 11, 2003
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Walker, Chris
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Sam H. Snoddy, April 29, 2004

Description: Interview with Sam H. Snoddy, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He served in the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. After training, he participated in the initial landing at Saipan where he was wounded in the knees and shoulder on the beach by shell fragments. He was loaded onto a hospital ship with several other casualties before going to Hawaii to recuperate. He participated in the Okinawa campaign and spent time at Nagasaki on occupation duty. After being discharged, he went to college on the G. I. Bill, and eventually settled in Texas, where he worked in the oil industry.
Date: April 29, 2004
Creator: Smith, Ned & Snoddy, Sam H.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Appel's Hall of Medicine Talk]

Description: Doris Appel giving a talk on the historical figures represented in her Hall of Medicine sculpture series.
Date: unknown
Creator: Appel, Doris
Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT

[Judge Jack Hampton's comments to the Associated Press, 1988]

Description: Audio recording of Judge Jack Hampton's comments to the Associated Press following his ruling in a recent murder case against Richard Lee Bednarski. Bednarski was given 30 years rather than a life sentence by Hampton, based on Hampton's own opinions. The victims were two young gay men and Bednarski had no prior offenses.
Date: 1988
Creator: Hampton, Jack
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections