Evan Pearson, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Joel C. Calderon, April 5, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 346

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Title Evan Pearson, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Joel C. Calderon, April 5, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 346
Alternative Title Evan Pearson, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Pearson, Evan J., 1921-2002
Contributor University of Utah. American West Center; Calderon, Joel C.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2002-04-05
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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 India; Burma; China
Subject Pearson, Evan J., 1921-2002--Interviews; Veterans--United States--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Asia--Personal narratives, American
Description Transcript (28 pages) of an interview by Joel C. Calderon with Evan Pearson on April 5, 2002. From tape number 346 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Mr. Pearson was born in Meadow, Utah, on April 30, 1921. He joined the ROTC at the University of Utah and was activated in 1943. Received basic training at Camp Roberts, California, then returned to Fort Douglas where he joined the Army Air Corps. Received pre-flight training at Santa Ana, California; primary flight training at Blithe, California; and basic flight training at Pomona, California. After graduation, he picked up a crew and orders to Dohazari, India. As part of the 1st Combat Cargo Group, 4th Combat Cargo Squadron, they flew, mostly in C-46s and C-47s, from that base into Burma, supplying mainly British troops. Mr. Pearson discusses his experiences during this time. After the war ended, he was based in Kumming, China, flying Chinese dignitaries to various locations. Later, he transported Chinese Nationalist troops. Left China in December 1945 and was separated on April 15, 1946 as a first lieutenant. Mr. Pearson received the Distinguished Flying Cross and an oak leaf cluster for over 500 combat hours of flying. Interviewed by Joel Calderon. 28 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 28 pages
Language eng
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Scanning Technician Mazi Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; 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/s6tf20dk
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Aerial--American
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1026847
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tf20dk
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