Foster D. Rappleye, Orem, Utah: an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann, November 1, 2001: Saving the Legacy tape nos. 371, 372, 373

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Title Foster D. Rappleye, Orem, Utah: an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann, November 1, 2001: Saving the Legacy tape nos. 371, 372, 373
Alternative Title Foster D. Rappleye, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Rappleye, Foster D., 1914-2004
Contributor University of Utah. American West Center; Bahlmann, Benjamin J.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2001-11-01
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage England, United Kingdom; Algeria; Tunisia; Italy; Greece; Cowley, Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States; Greybull, Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States
Subject Rappleye, Foster D., 1914-2004--Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe, Southern--Personal narratives, American
Keywords Great Depression; Army Air Corps; Radio operators
Description Transcript (79 pages) of an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann with Foster D. Rappleye on November 1, 2001. From tape numbers 371, 372, and 373 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Rappleye (b. 1914) discusses his family, farming, schooling and the Depression. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1938 and took basic training at Fort Douglas, Utah. He was then sent to Geiger Field, Spokane, Washington, and trained with the 39th Bomber Group. He was sent to Scott Field, Illinois, for radio operator training and later filled assignments in Douglas, Arizona; Alamogordo, New Mexico; Fort Dix, New Jersey, and was finally shipped to England where he was reassigned to the 301st Bomb Group. His combat service finished with the 353rd Bombardment Squadron when he was shot down in Greece. With assistance from Resistance forces, he escaped and returned to the US, where he was assigned to Mountain Home, Idaho, until the war ended and he was discharged. Interviewed by Benjamin Bahlmann. 79 pages. This interview is also contained in the BYU Veteran's History Project.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 79 pages
Language eng
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/s66h6khk
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 1028564
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