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    • Oral history interview with John C. Norris recorded on 2008 Dec. 7

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; Iraq War, 2003- -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Force;
    • Interview conducted by Ben Harpool. John Norris enlisted in the U.S. Air Force because of the benefits that were given for service. He went to basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, and then was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, as part of...
    • Oral history interview with Connie Nappier Jr. recorded 2006 Mar. 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans; Freeman Field Mutiny, Ind., 1945; Mitchell bomber; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Tuskegee Airmen, Inc
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Connie Nappier, Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps after graduating high school in 1943. He wanted to be part of the Tuskegee Experiment, the program the Air Corps had set up to train African American...
    • Oral history interview with Francis J. Vail conducted on 2004 Sept. 4

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Airplanes -- American; Bombardier (Motion picture); United States. Air Force -- Aviation mechanics
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Francis "Jim" Vail enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in September of 1942. He was living in Stafford Springs, CT at the time, and applied to be a pilot. Although, he failed the eye test, he wanted to remain...
    • Oral history interview with Frank L. Maglaty recorded 2008 Apr. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; B-17 bomber; Military missions; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mediterranean Sea
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Frank Maglaty was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. He went to basic training in Miami, Fl. He was also tested by the army to determine what job he would be suited to, and was transferred to the Army Air...
    • Oral history interview with Martin Gonzales recorded on 2009 Nov. 13

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- California -- Interviews; B-24 bomber; United States. Air Force;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Martin Gonzales was drafted into the U.S. Army while working in a shipyard in Los Angeles, Ca. He went to Miami Beach, Fla. for basic training, and then tested into Officer Candidate School. He did not want...
    • Oral history interview with Steven Stupak recorded 2003 Dec. 18

    • Prisoners of war; Veterans -- Connecticut; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons; World War, 1939-1945...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Steven Stupak enlisted in the Army Air Corps shortly after Pearl Harbor. His Basic Training was at Jefferson Barracks in MO. After Basic, he was assigned to Bakersfield, CA for aircraft maintenance OJT. He was...
    • Oral history interview with George Laursen recorded on 2009 July 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Aviation mechanics (Persons)
    • Interview conducted by Gregg Cerosky. George Laursen decided to enlist in the U.S. Navy in 1942; however, he was deemed too thin by the navy and was not accepted. Laursen decided to walk “across the street” and try the army, which accepted...
    • Oral history interview with Ronald M. Williams recorded 2009 Oct. 13

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; B-29 bomber;Johnson Controls, Inc.; United States. Air Force. Strategic Air Command.
    • Interview conducted by Gregg Cerosky. Ronald M. Williams enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after dropping out of high school on his 17th birthday. He went to Sampson Air Force Base for basic training, which consisted of mainly classroom learning. ...
    • Oral history interview with John C. Taylor
 recorded 2008 Jan. 11

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; B-17 bomber;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. John C. Taylor enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942 while he was a sophomore in college. He was activated in February of 1943, and sent to basic training in Atlantic City, NJ. He was then sent to...
    • Oral history interview with Caleb Penniman recorded on 2009 Jan. 15.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; B-24 bomber; United States. Air Force -- Aerial gunners; Tokyo Rose, 1916-2006;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Caleb Penniman enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force just after graduating high school in 1943. Since he was found to be color blind, he was unable to be a pilot, but was accepted to be part of a B-24 crew. He went...
    • Oral history interview with William Bormolini recorded 2008 Nov. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; C-47 (Transport Plane); Flight crews;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. William Bormolini joined the U.S. Army Air Corps during Christmas break in his first semester of college. He was called into active duty in May of 1943, and went to basic training in Miami Beach, Fl. He then went...
    • Oral history interview with Floyd W. Smith recorded 2010 Mar. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Prisoners of war; Flight crews;
    • Interview conducted by John Schuller. Floyd W. Smith enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in early 1943, while in his first semester at college. He went to basic training in Miami Beach, Fla. where the barracks were in a large hotel. Smith was...
    • Oral history interview with Charles M. Baffo recorded 2010 Feb. 12

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; B-24 bomber; B-17 bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; Air pilots, Military
    • Interview conducted by Kevin Moore. Charles M. Baffo enlisted in the United States Army Air Force in February of 1942. He was inducted in 1943 at Camp Upton (NY). He went through flight training in various bases across the United States, and was...
    • Oral history interview with Edmund H. Grandahl on 2005 Dec. 12

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; Military education; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives;
    • Interview conducted by Leah Fleeting. Edmund Grandahl enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943; he enlisted into this branch of the service, because he did not wish to be drafted into the infantry. He attended basic training in Greensboro,...
    • Oral history interview with Eugen Wohl recorded on 2009 Jan. 21

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Nautical astronomy;
    • Interview conducted by Leslie Koons. Eugene Wohl tried to enlist in the U.S. Navy for air craft training, but was not accepted. He instead was drafted into Army Air Force in 1943. After undergoing extensive training as a navigator, he joined a...

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