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[Shoe Purchase Coupon]

Description: Shoe purchase coupon for Carl A. F. Holler and administered by the Office of Price Administration.
Date: August 18, 1945
Creator: Office of Price Administration
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Playbill for Tartuffe]

Description: Program for North Texas State College's production of Tartuffe, or "The Impostor" by Moliere.
Date: November 18, 1947
Creator: North Texas State College
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Charles H. Tucker, April 18, 2017

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Charles H. Tucker from Orange, California. He discusses volunteering for the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and going to basic training in Miami Beach, Florida, then going to Aircraft Armament School in Buckley Field, Colorado, and finally air gunnery school in Fort Myers, Florida. In air gunnery school, Mr. Tucker learned to shoot in B-17 by shooting into the Gulf of Mexico. After gunnery school he was sent to the B-25 crew tr… more
Date: April 18, 2017
Creator: Tucker, Charles H.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Lee White, August 18, 2015

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Lee White. He discusses his childhood and education and what led him to join the US Air Force. He describes his experiences during training and fighting in the Pacific Theatre during World War Two.
Date: August 18, 2015
Creator: White, Lee & Fargo, John
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with S. Tom Morris, October 18, 2012

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with S. Tom Morris. He discusses his childhood, education and what led him to join the US Navy Air force. He and interviewer Ken Fields discuss various different types of aircraft that were used during that time, and Mr. Morris tells of his experience on the USS Ticonderoga in the Pacific Theatre during World War Two.
Date: October 18, 2012
Creator: Morris, S. Tom & Fields, Ken
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Bernard Hollander, June 18, 1997

Description: The National Museum of the pacific War presents an interview with Bernard Hollander. Hollander was commissioned in the Naval Reserve in May 1942. His first assignment was aboard the USS SC-1065 before he switched ships to command the USS SC-1066 and headed for the Western Pacific. There, he was involved in the invasions of the Marshall Islands and the Mariana Islands before being assigned to the USS Medea (AKA-31) as navigator. He participated in the invasion of Okinawa and transported troops a… more
Date: June 18, 1997
Creator: Hollander, Bernard
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with John Bumgarner, March 18, 1995

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with John Bumgarner. He discusses his childhood and education and what led him to join the US Army. He describes his experiences as a doctor during World War Two and how he was captured and lived in a Japanese POW camp.
Date: March 18, 1955
Creator: Bumgarner, John & Marcello, Ronald E.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Mildred Bauman, November 18, 2005

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Mildred Bauman. Bauman’s family immigrated to the U.S. from Germany in 1923. She was born in Brooklyn, New York in November of 1926. Her family sent her back to Germany to live with her grandparents in Berlin in 1928. Bauman grew up in Germany during the Nazi reign and was 13 years old when World War II began. Being an American citizen, Bauman endured relentless harassment from neighbors and classmates. She vividly describes her … more
Date: November 18, 2005
Creator: Bauman, Mildred
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Maxine Lauderdale Cullison, November 18, 2004

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Maxine Lauderdale Cullison. Cullison speaks of being raised in Harlingen, Texas and meeting her husband, who was training in the Army Air Corps there in 1942. She mentions two brother that served during the war: one aboard the USS Swordfish (SS-193) and one was an engineer building the Alcan Hiaghway. Then she speaks about her husband's service and all the places he was stationed.
Date: November 18, 2004
Creator: Cullison, Maxine Lauderdale
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Joseph Baumbach, March 18, 2019

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Joseph Baumbach. Baumbach joined the Marine Corps in November of 1942. Beginning around mid-1943, he served as a Radioman with the First Armored Amphibious Battalion, Company D. In January of 1944, they deployed to Kauai, Hawaii. They participated in the battles of Kwajalein, Guam and Okinawa. Baumbach returned to the US and received his discharge in December of 1945.
Date: March 18, 2019
Creator: Baumbach, Joseph
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Don Stinson, August 18, 2018

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Don Stinson. Stinson was born in 1923 and briefly tells of his childhood. He joined the Army Air Forces in October 1942. He was selected for flight training and tells of the various air fields and aircraft on which he learned to fly. After receiving his commission in 1943, he was assigned to the 2nd Combat Cargo Group. Stinson describes the difficulty in piloting a C-47 due to his size. Soon after organizing, the group was outfit… more
Date: August 18, 2018
Creator: Stinson, Don
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with James Diefenderfer, October 18, 2018

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with James Diefenderfer. Diefenderfer joined the Army in March of 1943. He completed the Army Specialized Training Program, and joined the 1299th Engineer Combat Battalion. In June of 1945 they traveled to Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan. He worked as a surveyor and for an officer, transporting him for various tasks during the Japanese occupation. He shares a number of anecdotal stories regarding his time overseas. Diefenderfer r… more
Date: October 18, 2018
Creator: Diefenderfer, James
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Bart Semerero, October 18, 2018

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Bart Semerero. Semerero joined the Army Air Forces in 1943. He completed bombardier training. Beginning in April of 1944, he served aboard a B-17 with the 326th Base Unit. He was transferred to Florida to completed additional training, where he was stationed when the war ended. He continued his service after the war ended, serving with occupying forces in Germany, receiving his discharge in 1947.
Date: October 18, 2018
Creator: Semerero, Bart
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Alfred Keeler, September 18, 2018

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Alfred Keeler. Keeler joined the Navy in July of 1943. In November, he served as a Radio Operator with the 2nd Marine Division, during the Battle of Tarawa. In 1944, Keeler traveled aboard the USS Bushnell (AS-15) to Midway, where he continued to work as a radio operator on the island. Beginning late 1944, he served in communications with Admiral Nimitz headquarters in Hawaii. He was a passenger aboard the USS Mississippi (BB-41)… more
Date: September 18, 2018
Creator: Keeler, Alfred
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Ray Smith, August 18, 2017

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Ray Smith. Smith joined the Army in April, 1943 and trained asa combat medic. He wasassigned to the 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division. He landed with the division on Bougainville. Smith was wounded on the fifth day at Bougainville and was evacuated. He returned to his unit and was with them when they landed on Luzon in the Philippines. He shares anecdotes from combat expeiriences on Luzon and in Manila. Ray earned t… more
Date: August 18, 2017
Creator: Smith, Ray
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Charles Thorney, November 18, 2016

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Charles Thorney. Thorney was in the NROTC at Northwestern University when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He was commissioned in September 1944, a year early, and sent to Florida for training in antisubmarine warfare. He was eventually assigned as the executive officer aboard USS PGM-2, a motorized patrol gunboat, in the Solomon Islands. Thorney recalls operating mostly at night around the Rabaul area interdicting Japanese su… more
Date: November 18, 2016
Creator: Thorney, Charles
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Leon Stath, April 18, 2017

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Leon Stath. Stath joined the Navy and volunteered for submarine duty in 1944. After finishing sound school and torpedo school, he was sent to the Pacific and assigned aboard the submarine tender USS Howard W Gilmore (AS-16) at Subic Bay. He also served on submarine skeleton crews ferrying subs as well as aboard USS Requin (SS-481) when Slade Cutter commanded. When the war ended, Stath took his discharge in late 1945.
Date: April 18, 2017
Creator: Stath, Leon
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Philip and Mary Elizabeth Wales, March 18, 2017

Description: The National Museum of the pacific War presents an oral interview with Philip and Mary Elizabeth Wales. Wales graduated from medical school in 1943. He was stationed at Ulithi and had some interaction with the island natives. When the war ended, Wales accepted his discharge and began practicing medicine in San Antonio. Mrs. Wales joined the Army Nurse Corps, graduated as a nurse and went to work in Galveston. They met after the war and married.
Date: March 18, 2017
Creator: Wales, Philip & Wales, Mary Elizabeth
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Richard Smith, January 18, 2017

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Richard, Rick, Smith. Smith was born in El Paso, Texas in October of 1939. His parents were Arden Smith and Winnie Mae Wilson Smith, formerly Hagee. Winnie is the older sister of Michael Hagee, President and CEO of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation. Arden died in 1945, and Rick’s grandparents came to live with he and his mother. Bob Hagee, Michaels’s father, had property north of Fredericksburg, Texas, close to Boot Ranch today. Rick… more
Date: January 18, 2017
Creator: Smith, Richard
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with William Riggs, November 18, 2016

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with William Riggs. Riggs joined the Navy in March 1943 and trained at San Diego. He was then assigned as a parachute rigger in Torpedo Squadron 40 (VT-40) aboard the USS Suwannee (ACV-27) in February, 1945. He was aboard when the Suwannee participated in the Okinawa invasion. After the war, Riggs stayed in the Active Reserves until 1985, retiring as a master chief.
Date: November 18, 2016
Creator: Riggs, William
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Robert J. Gettelfinger, September 18, 2016

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Robert J Gettelfinger. Gettelfinger joined the Army Air Forces in June of 1942. He completed Cadet School in San Antonio. He served as a C-46 pilot and was deployed to Chabua, India in 1943. He recalls flying the Hump, transporting fuel, munitions and supervisory staff to Kunming, China. Gettelfinger also completed missions to Burma. He returned to the US in November of 1944 and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. He continu… more
Date: September 18, 2016
Creator: Gettelfinger, Robert J
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Arthur Wages, August 18, 2016

Description: The National Museum of the pacific War presents an interview with Arthur Wages. Wages joined the Navy in February 1943 and trained at Great Lakes and then attended quartermaster school in Rhode Island. When he got overseas to New Caledonia, he was assigned to the USS Washington (BB-56) in late 1943. He was aboard when the Washington was involved in a collision at sea. After a brief home leave and repairs, Wages returned to the ship and participated in the action at the Mariana Islands, the Pala… more
Date: August 18, 2016
Creator: Wages, Arthur
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Hubert Kosub, August 18, 2016

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Hubert Kosub. Kosub continues his original conversation which was recorded in 2014 (Oral History # 04158). He relates his experience aboard USS Lyra (AK-101) as it escorted a group of floating dry docks when they sailed from the US to the Admiralty Islands. He tells of the construction and purpose of docks. Kosub was discharged in late 1945.
Date: August 18, 2016
Creator: Kosub, Hubert
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with John Baker, May 18, 2016

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with John Baker. Baker joined the Army Air Forces around 1942. He completed flight school and served as a bomber pilot. He was selected to serve as a B-24 pilot instructor in Courtland, Alabama. He flew B-29s. Baker was discharged in August of 1946 and remained in the Reserves.
Date: May 18, 2016
Creator: Baker, John
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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