Roland R. Wright, Salt Lake City., Utah: an interview by Winston P. Erickson, May 23, 2000: Saving the legacy tape no. 20

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Title Roland R. Wright, Salt Lake City., Utah: an interview by Winston P. Erickson, May 23, 2000: Saving the legacy tape no. 20
Alternative Title Roland Wright, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Wright, Roland R., 1919-2015
Contributor Erickson, Winston P., 1943-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2000-05-23
Date Digital 2015-09-16
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Spatial Coverage England; Germany; Austria; Korea; Vietnam; Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, United States
Subject Wright, Roland R., 1919-2015--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 Army Air Corps; 8th Air Force, 357th Fighter Group, 364th Squadron
Description Transcript (51 pages) of an interview by Winston P. Erickson with Roland R. Wright on May 23, 2000. This is from tape number 20 in the "Saving the Legacy Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Roland Wright (b. 1919) recalls growing up on a farm near Blackfoot, Idaho, and talks about the effects of the Depression on his family. He developed an interest in flying through his association with a barnstormer. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was assigned to the 8th Air Force, 357th Fighter Group, 364th Squadron, stationed in England. Other topics include experiences flying P-51s, occupation duty in Munich, and post-war education and service with the Air National Guard. He was called to active duty during the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War, where he flew air transport. 54 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 54 pages
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
ARK ark:/87278/s690431h
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 1018349
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