Joseph A. Cha, Price, Utah: an interview by Winston P. Erickson, June 28, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape nos. 460 & 461

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Title Joseph A. Cha, Price, Utah: an interview by Winston P. Erickson, June 28, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape nos. 460 & 461
Alternative Title Joseph A. Cha, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Cha, Joseph A., 1921-2009
Contributor Erickson, Winston P., 1943-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2002-06-28
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage Algeria; Tunisia; Italy; Carbon County, Utah, United States
Subject Cha, Joseph A., 1921-2009--Interviews; Veterans--United States--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe, Southern--Personal narratives, American
Keywords Aircraft mechanics; Army Air Corps; Aerial photographs; Photographic reconnaissance; Panama Canal; Coal mining; Mining camps; Coal miners
Description Transcript (50 pages) of an interview by Becky B. Lloyd with Joseph A. Cha on June 28, 2002. From tape numbers 460 and 461 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Mr. Cha (b. 1921) was born in Kenilworth, Utah. He discusses life growing up in coal mining camps of Utah. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on November 6, 1942. Received basic training at Fort Ord. Attended aircraft mechanics school in La Junta, Colorado. He was transferred to Kearns, Utah, for advanced training. Eventually he left from New York to leMarse. He was assigned to the 3rd Photo Recon group, 12th Photo Squadron in September 1943. Served as crew chief and mechanic for P-38s. He moved with his unit north into Italy where he stayed until the war ended in Europe. His group boarded ships to cross the Atlantic. VJ Day was announced as they approached the Panama Canal. Passed through the canal, turned around, passed through the opposite way and traveled to New Jersey. He was discharged from Fort Douglas in October 1945 at the rank of sergeant. Mr. Cha's career was spent working in the coal mining industry in Utah. Interviewed by Winston Erickson. 50 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 50 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/s6h43tjs
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1028933
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