Floren Bennion "Nails" Nelson, Layton, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, July 15, 2006: Saving the Legacy tape no. 762-763

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Title Floren Bennion "Nails" Nelson, Layton, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, July 15, 2006: Saving the Legacy tape no. 762-763
Alternative Title Floren Bennion "Nails" Nelson, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Nelson, Nails (Floren Bennion), 1921-2007
Contributor Lloyd, Becky B.; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2006-07-15
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage Korea; Chinese; Vietnam
Subject Nelson, Nails (Floren Bennion), 1921-2007--Interviews; Veterans--United States--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American; Bomber pilots--Biography
Keywords Army Air Corps
Description Transcript (53 pages) of an interview by XinterviewerX with Floren Bennion "Nails" Nelson on July 15, 2006. From tape numbers 762 and 763 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Nelson (b. 1921) describes his childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended the University of Utah, where he was a lineman on the football team. He joined the Army Air Corps in June 1942 and trained on the B-26 ("Widow maker") prior to being transferred to P-51 fighters. He flew four combat missions and was assigned to the 322 Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force. He spent one year in the occupation forces in Germany before his discharge in 1947. He joined the Utah Air National Guard. His unit was activated and sent to Korea, where he flew fifty three combat missions. He also served in Vietnam as commander of the 13th Bomb Squadron, flying one hundred thirteen combat missions. He received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit citations. He retired from the military in October 1969. Interviewed by Becky Lloyd. 53 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 53 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/s68s6rzv
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Aerial--American; Bomber pilots; Korean War (1950-1953); Vietnam War (1961-1975)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1031090
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68s6rzv
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