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Title Byron J. Sharp, West Jordan, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, September 14, 2004: Saving the Legacy tape no. 712
Alternative Title Byron J. Sharp, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Sharp, Byron J.
Contributor Lloyd, Becky B.; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2004-09-14
Date Digital 2015-12-16
Access Rights I acknowledge and agree that all information I obtain as a result of accessing any oral history provided by the University of Utah's Marriott Library shall be used only for historical or scholarly or academic research purposes, and not for commercial purposes. I understand that any other use of the materials is not authorized by the University of Utah and may exceed the scope of permission granted to the University of Utah by the interviewer or interviewee. I may request permission for other uses, in writing to Special Collections at the Marriott Library, which the University of Utah may choose grant, in its sole discretion. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold the University of Utah and its Marriott Library harmless for and against any actions or claims that relate to my improper use of materials provided by the University of Utah.
Spatial Coverage England; France; Belgium; Germany
Subject Sharp, Byron J.--Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe, Northern--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy--Personal narratives, American; Glider pilots--Biography; Geologists--Biography
Keywords D-Day; Glider pilot
Description Transcript (64 pages) of an interview by Becky B. Lloyd with Byron J. Sharp, on September 14, 2004. From tape number 712 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Mr. Sharp was born October 13, 1921, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He enlisted in the Army in May 1942, and took basic training at Camp Roberts, California, where he became an instructor. He was recruited for glider pilot training in Colorado and received gunnery training in Kentucky. After transfer to Spanhoe, England, in the fall of 1943, he was assigned to the 315th Troop Carrier Group, 52nd Troop Carrier Wing, IX Troop Carrier Command in the 9th Air Force. He describes his experiences landing paratroopers in gliders during the D-Day invasion. He was involved in Market Garden and returned to the states when the war ended. As a civilian, Sharp received his PhD in Geology, worked for the USGS, and retired from the Department of Energy. Interviewed by Becky Lloyd. 64 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 64 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/s69c90gs
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military glider pilots; Geologists
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1032289
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Title Page 60
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Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1032284
Reference URL