John Bleggi, Mapleton, Utah: an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann, 7 December 2000: Saving the legacy tape no. 379 and 380

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Title John Bleggi, Mapleton, Utah: an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann, 7 December 2000: Saving the legacy tape no. 379 and 380
Alternative Title John Bleggi, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Bleggi, John, 1921-2007
Contributor Bahlmann, Benjamin; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2000-12-07
Date Digital 2015-09-16
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Spatial Coverage England; France; Germany; Mapleton, Utah County, Utah, United States
Subject Bleggi, John, 1921-2007--Interviews; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Military operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe, Northern--Personal narratives, American
Keywords Normandy; Patton
Description Transcript (92 pages) of an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann with John Bleggi on December 7, 2000. This is from tape numbers 379 and 380 in the "Saving the Legacy Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Bleggi (b. 1921) was the son of Italian immigrants. He recalls his childhood in Mapleton, Utah. He was drafted into the army in September 1942 and took basic training at Camp Kohler, California, before attending Signal Corps training at Camp McCain, Mississippi. He was assigned to the 33rd Construction Battalion and left New York on the H.M.S. Queen in February 1944. He spent five months in Wrexham, England, practicing for the invasion of France. He landed on Utah Beach on D-Day plus six. His unit supported A Corps and General Patton's Fourth Army through Europe, then trained in France to go to Japan. Bleggi was on a troop ship on its way to Japan when the war ended. He was discharged in December 1945 at Fort Douglas, Utah. 92 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 92 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/s6s201rm
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2015-11-19
Date Modified 2015-11-19
ID 1024874
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