Harold V. Gividen, Mapleton, Utah: an interview by Winston P. Erickson, May 22, 2000: Saving the legacy tape no. 15

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Title Harold V. Gividen, Mapleton, Utah: an interview by Winston P. Erickson, May 22, 2000: Saving the legacy tape no. 15
Alternative Title Harold V. Gividen, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Gividen, Harold V., 1924-2003
Contributor Erickson, Winston P., 1943-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2004-05-22
Date Digital 2015-09-16
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Spatial Coverage Utah County, Utah, United States; Germany; Switzerland
Subject Gividen, Harold V., 1924-2003--Interviews; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe, Northern--Personal narratives, American
Keywords Kearns, Utah; Pullman, Washington; Tulare, California; B-17; 8th Air Force, 351st Bomb Group, 509th Squadron; Munich, Germany; Munswagen, Switzerland
Description Transcript (42 pages) of an interview by William P. Erickson with Harold V. Gividen on May 22, 2000. This is from tape number 15 in the "Saving the Legacy Oral History Project
Abstract Gividen (b. 1924) recalls growing up in Mapleton, Utah. He joined the civil air patrol and later, the Army Air Corps. He received his training in 1943 in Kearns, Utah, and Pullman, Washington, before entering flight training in Tulare, California. He was trained in the BT-13, PT-17 Stearman, Cessna PT-17, and the B-17. He describes crossing the Atlantic in January 1945 to reach Polebrook, England, where he was assigned to the 8th Air Force, 351st Bomb Group, 509th Squadron. He was shot down on a mission to Munich, Germany, and managed to land his aircraft in Munswagen, Switzerland, where he spent a month in the hospital. Eventually transferred back to England, he was reassigned to Ellington Field, Texas, where he learned to fly C-47s. He remained in the Reserves, from which he retired as a lieutenant colonel after twenty eight years in the service. 42 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 42 pages
Language eng
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
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
ARK ark:/87278/s6z057cx
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Aerial--American
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2015-11-19
Date Modified 2015-11-19
ID 1018208
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6z057cx
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