Peter Klinke, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Unidentified, August 21, 2005: Saving the Legacy tape no. 733 & 744

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Title Peter Klinke, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Unidentified, August 21, 2005: Saving the Legacy tape no. 733 & 744
Alternative Title Peter Klinke, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Klinke, Peter, 1920-
Contributor University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2005-08-21
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage England, United Kingdom; Algeria; Tunisia; Italy
Subject Klinke, Peter, 1920- --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
Keywords Army Air Corps; Ball turret gunners; Aerial gunners; Parachute instructors; VFW; Veterans of Foreign Wars
Description Transcript (72 pages) of an interview by an unidentifed interview with Peter Klinke on August 21, 2005. From tape numbers 733 and 744 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Klinke (b. 1920) was born in Fortine, Montana. He joined the Air Corps as 18-years-old. He took basic training at Jefferson Barracks, Missiouri and airplane mechanic school at Keesler Field, Biloxi, Mississippi. He became a flight engineer and joined his crew in June 1942. The B-26 crew flew overseas in October 1942, and was based in North Africa. Klinke flew a total of twenty-one missions before being shot down over Italy. He hid with friendly villagers for several days until he returned to US lines and eventually back to North Africa. He was shipped home in November 1943 and was assigned as a gunnery instructor in Louisiana until discharged at the end of the war. Mr. Klinke operated a Christmas tree farm as a career and was active in several military organizations. 72 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 72 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/s6xw6mvs
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 1029078
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