Blain S. Gailey, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann, October 24, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 607

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Title Blain S. Gailey, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann, October 24, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 607
Alternative Title Blain S. Gailey, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Gailey, Blain S., 1923-
Contributor University of Utah. American West Center; Bahlmann, Benjamin J.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2002-10-24
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage Iceland; England; Germany
Subject Gailey, Blain S., 1923-2004--Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe, Northern--Personal narratives, American; Bomber pilots--Biography
Keywords Army Air Corps
Description Transcript (52 pages) of an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann with Blain S. Gailey on October 24, 2002. From tape number 607 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Gailey (b. 1923) discusses growing up in Syracuse, Utah. He was inducted into the Army Air Corps. in February 1943. He describes his boot camp experiences at Buckley Field, Colorado, and Kingman, Arizona. Following bombardier training, he was commissioned as second Lieutenant. He flew with his company to Reykjavik, Iceland ,and then onto England. He discusses his experiences as a bombardier on thirty flight missions. Mr. Gailey returned home May 1945. He was stationed in Santa Monica, California, and then enrolled in flight school until the end of the conflict with Japan when he was discharged.Interviewed by Benjamin Bahlman. 52 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 52 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/s63r2vzp
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Aerial--American; Bomber pilots
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1028690
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