Gordon E. Harmston, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Joel C. Calderon, May 31, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 396

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Title Gordon E. Harmston, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Joel C. Calderon, May 31, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 396
Alternative Title Gordon E. Harmston, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Harmston, Gordon E., 1918-2003
Contributor University of Utah. American West Center; Calderon, Joel C.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2002-05-31
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 England, United Kingdom; France; Philippines
Subject Harmston, Gordon E., 1918-2003--Interviews; Veterans--United States--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Military operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe, Northern--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area--Personal narratives, American
Keywords Black battalions; POWs; Prison guards
Description Transcript (15 pages) of an interview by Joel C. Calderson with Gordon E. Harmston on May 31, 2002. From tape number 396 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Mr. Harmston joined the Army Air Corps on March 10, 1943 and took officer training in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was assigned duty on the California coast. Attended adjutant general school in Fort Washington, Maryland, and was assigned as battalion adjutant to a black battalion. Their duties were to load and unload ships. Their unit treceived raining in the Brooklyn Navy Yard before being shipped to England for more training. They spent the duration of the war in France guarding German POWs. Their unit was then shipped through the Panama Canal to the Philippines. He was discharged on January 16, 1946 with the rank of Captain. Mr. Harmston operated a restaurant and motel in Roosevelt, Utah. He served as a Utah State Senator and was director of the Department of Natural Resources. Interviewed by Joel C. Calderon. 15 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 15 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/s6vd91hz
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1027694
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vd91hz
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