James E. Slick, Kearns, Utah: an interview by Benjamin J. Bahlmann, October 11, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 605

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Title James E. Slick, Kearns, Utah: an interview by Benjamin J. Bahlmann, October 11, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 605
Alternative Title James E. Slick, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Slick, James E., 1923-2009
Contributor Bahlmann, Benjamin J.; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2002-10-11
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage England, United Kingdom; France; Germany
Subject Slick, James E., 1923- --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
Keywords Army Air Corp; Tail gunner
Description Transcript (70 pages) of an interview by Benjamin J. Bahlmann with James E. Slick on October 11, 2002. From tape number 605 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Slick (b. 1923) was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He discusses his family life and the Depression. He volunteered for the army in September 1942, was inducted in Pennsylvania, and took basic training at St. Petersburg, Florida. After basic he transferred to the Army Air Corps. He received gunnery training in Nevada and transitioned to B-17s in Washington State, training as a tail gunner. With his crew he flew to Kimbolten, England, before flying his first mission in November 1943. He was assigned to the 525th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomber Group. He describes his missions and combat experiences. Mr. Slick completed 25 missions in four months and returned to the US in May 1944. After recuperating, he was sent to Madison, Wisconsin, where he worked as an MP and a projectionist. He was sent to Tinker Field, Oklahoma, as a fire control officer on a B-29, where he was stationed when the war ended and he was discharged. Joined the Navy Reserves (in the Seabees) and was discharged at the age of forty-nine. Interviewed by Benjamin J. Bahlmann. 70 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 70 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/s6jm4crm
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 1030904
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jm4crm
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