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Oral History Interview with William J. Fisk, December 26, 1996

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Interview with William J. Fisk, a Navy veteran (VPB-123), concerning his experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Assignment to the crew of a PB4Y-2; his unauthorized participation in a combat mission out of Okinawa over the Sea of Japan; battle damage to his plane; description of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from aerial observations after the dropping of the atomic bombs.
Date: December 26, 1996
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Fisk, William J.
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oral History Interview with Bill Brown, June 26, 2000 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Bill Brown, June 26, 2000

The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Bill Brown. Brown was studying at the University of Texas at El Paso whe nhe joined the Army Air Force in 1942. Brown discusses his flight training, which occurred throughout Texas. With training cmplete, Brown was sent to Hawaii where he continued training with the 45th Fighter Squadron, 7th Air Force. Soon his unit was shipped to Iwo Jima where they flew bomber escort for bombing missions over the home islands of Japan. Brown was shot down over Yokahama and bailed out over the Tokyo Bay, where he was resuced by the USS Pipefish (SS-388). Brown was taken to Hawaii to recover and was eventually shipped back to the US, where he was discharged in September, 1945.
Date: June 26, 2000
Creator: Brown, Bill
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Pete Craig, July 10, 2002 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Pete Craig, July 10, 2002

Interview with Pete Craig, a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II from Houston, Texas. Craig describes his time as a Private 1st Class in the Infantry, as well as his experiences in basic training and the places he visited throughout the United States. Included at the end of the transcript is a written summarization by the interviewer, Colby Burmaster, which was provided with the two audiotapes of the interview.
Date: April 26, 2003
Creator: Burmaster, Colby & Craig, Pete
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from Ramon M. Esteve to Mr. Jack Lee, October 26, 1945] (open access)

[Letter from Ramon M. Esteve to Mr. Jack Lee, October 26, 1945]

Letter from Ramon M. Esteve to Jack Lee discussing Joe's request for release from the Navy and requesting that some of Jack's friends help with the application.
Date: October 26, 1945
Creator: Esteve, Ramon M.
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from D. W. Kempner to E. R. Hill, February 26, 1949] (open access)

[Letter from D. W. Kempner to E. R. Hill, February 26, 1949]

Letter from D. W. Kempner to E. R. Hill discussing about his recent trip through Suez Canal and involvement with Nanyang cotton mills. He also expresses interest in conducting business and offers to supply up to 2000 bales of cotton monthly with payment terms via sight draft New York.
Date: February 26, 1949
Creator: Hill, E. R.
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from I. H. to Cecile Kempner, August 26, 1945] (open access)

[Letter from I. H. to Cecile Kempner, August 26, 1945]

Letter to Cecile from her father about a recent hurricane, the surrender of Japan, and local news.
Date: August 26, 1945
Creator: Kempner, Isaac H. (Isaac Herbert), 1873-1967
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from Isaac H. Kempner to Martin Belcher Motors, July 26, 1955] (open access)

[Letter from Isaac H. Kempner to Martin Belcher Motors, July 26, 1955]

Letter from Isaac H. Kempner to Martin Belcher Motors discussing his familiarity with Chrysler cars and that he's only ever had issues with the one the latter sold to him.
Date: July 26, 1955
Creator: Kempner, Isaac H. (Isaac Herbert), 1873-1967
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

Oral History Interview with Daniel Thomas, February 26, 1999

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Transcript of an interview with Daniel Thomas, a Navy veteran (4th Marine Division), concerning his experiences while attached to the 4th Marine Division as a medic in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Thomas discusses his decision to join the Navy in 1943; Hospital Corps School, San Diego, 1943; assignment to the Fleet Marine Force; Field Medical School, 1944; assignment to the 4th Marine Division, 1944; Iwo Jima, February, 1945; detailed description of casualties and their treatment during the battle for Iwo Jima; and the postwar effects of his Iwo Jima experience.
Date: February 26, 1999
Creator: Lane, Peter B.; Byrd, Richard W. & Thomas, Daniel B., 1925-2007
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
Oral History Interview with Dean M. McCall, February 26, 1971 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Dean M. McCall, February 26, 1971

Interview with Dean M. McCall, Army Air Corps veteran and survivor of the siege of Corregidor. The interview includes McCall's personal experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. McCall talks about the Japanese bombing of Nichols Field, the fall of Bataan, the fall of Corregidor and his capture, Bilibid Prison, hell ship to Japan, copper mining at Motiyama, Honshu, American air raids and naval bombardment, and liberation.
Date: February 26, 1971
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & McCall, Dean M.
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: Jury] (open access)

[News Script: Jury]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about jury selection which is continuing at the trail of former united mine workers president W. A. Doyle in state court in Media, Pennsylvania.
Date: March 26, 1974, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: News in Pakistan relief and Japan] (open access)

[News Script: News in Pakistan relief and Japan]

Photocopy of a script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: November 26, 1970, 6:30 a.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: Oil] (open access)

[News Script: Oil]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story of Saudi Arabia's oil minister who says that Japan, Britain and other nations considered friendly will be provided with oil to satisfy their needs.
Date: December 26, 1973, 6:30 a.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library
[News Script: On This Day] (open access)

[News Script: On This Day]

Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: September 26, 1969, 6:30 a.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Object Type: Script
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : The atomic question

Front: Text highlights some of the issues of using atomic energy and weapons. Includes information on the three-nation [U.S., Great Britain, Canada] declaration on atomic energy. Photographs: Smoke from an atomic bomb blast towers miles above Nagasaki; All but the base of a steel tower holding an atomic bomb was vaporized during test explosion in New Mexico; Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer; These men took part in the atomic bomb conferences at the White House : Prime Minister Attlee; President Truman; Prime Minister Mackenzie King; T. L. Rowan, Attlee's secretary; Dr. Vannevar Bush, U. S. expert; Maj. Gen. E. I. C. Jacob, British expert; Representative Charles A. Eaton of New Jersey; Senator Brian McMahon of Connecticut; Canadian Ambassador Lester B. Pearson; Secretary of State James F. Byrnes; Representative Sol Bloom of New York; Admiral William D. Leahy; the Japanese city of Hiroshima after it had been leveled by an atomic bomb. Back: Text and illustration give a progress report on demobilization of Army, Marines, and Navy as of 1 November 1945.
Date: November 26, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, April 26, 1943 : week of April 16 to April 23 : 189th week of the war, 71st week of U.S. participation

Text describes action on various war fronts: Tunisia, Raid on Japan, Southwest Pacific, Italy, Air offensive, Russia, Aleutians. Large world map is keyed to text. Shows United Nations countries, Axis and Axis occupied areas, countries with Axis relations broken, and neutral countries. Inset maps show Italy, Sardinia, and northern Tunisia; Axis held areas in Tunisia; Nazi held areas around the Sea of Azov. Back: Fox Holes: Dig!..Or Die! Photographs and illustrations describing proper fox hole preparation and use.
Date: April 26, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Post-War News, September 26, 1945] (open access)

[Post-War News, September 26, 1945]

News from around the world following the end of the war including the expansion of the United States occupation of Japan, Navy Day observances, the dismantling of German industrial plants, and Greek ratification of the United Nations Charter.
Date: September 26, 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History