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Title Chase J. Nielsen, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Winston P. Erickson, July 11, 2000: Saving the legacy tape no. 64 and 65
Alternative Title Chase Nielsen, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Nielsen, Chase, 1917-2007
Contributor Erickson, Winston P., 1943-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2000-07-11
Date Digital 2015-09-16
Access Rights I acknowledge and agree that all information I obtain as a result of accessing any oral history provided by the University of Utah's Marriott Library shall be used only for historical or scholarly or academic research purposes, and not for commercial purposes. I understand that any other use of the materials is not authorized by the University of Utah and may exceed the scope of permission granted to the University of Utah by the interviewer or interviewee. I may request permission for other uses, in writing to Special Collections at the Marriott Library, which the University of Utah may choose grant, in its sole discretion. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold the University of Utah and its Marriott Library harmless for and against any actions or claims that relate to my improper use of materials provided by the University of Utah.
Spatial Coverage Japan; China; Cache County, Utah, United States
Subject Nielsen, Chase, 1917-2007--Interviews; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area--Personal narratives, American; Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993; World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, American; Prisoners of war--United States; Prisoners of war--China
Keywords B-25 bomber; Jimmy Doolittle; Tokyo raid; POWs; Strategic Air Command
Description Transcript (65 pages) of an interview by Winston P. Erickson with Chase J. Nielsen on July 11, 2000. This is from tape numbers 64 and 65 in the "Saving the Legacy Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Nielsen (b. 1917) recalls growing up on a farm near Hyrum, Utah. He was a senior at Utah Agricultural College when the army air force medical team came to campus conducting physicals for their expanding pilot training program. He signed up for a physical and was called up for training in August 1939. He discusses training at length, including his experience in PT-13s, B-10s, B-12s, B-18s, and B-23s. He was flying B-25s when he was selected by Jimmy Doolittle for the raid on Tokyo. His airplane ran out of gas and crashed off the coast of Japan. He made it to shore and hooked up with a group of Chinese guerillas. He describes being captured and tortured by the Japanese, being tried as a war criminal by a military tribunal, and his imprisonment in Nanking and Peking. Other topics covered include his liberation by American forces, recovering in military hospitals, testifying in the war crimes trial of his former captors, serving in the Strategic Air Command, and his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1961. 65 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Scanning Technician Mazi Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Cedar Gonzalez; Anna Neatrour; Ken Rockwell
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
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Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Aerial--American; Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993; Prisoners of war
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Date Created 2015-11-19
Date Modified 2015-11-19
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