Richard V. Thiriot, Midway, Utah: an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann, November 8, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 611

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Title Richard V. Thiriot, Midway, Utah: an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann, November 8, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 611
Alternative Title Richard V. Thiriot, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Thiriot, Richard V., 1920-2006
Contributor University of Utah. American West Center; Bahlmann, Benjamin J.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2002-11-08
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage England, United Kingdom; France; Germany; Belgium
Subject Thiriot, Richard V., 1920-2006--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; Bomber pilots--Biography
Keywords Army Air Corps; Carpetbaggers; Belgian underground
Description Transcript (44 pages) of an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann with Richard V. Thiriot on November 8, 2002. From tape number 611 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Thiriot (b. 1920) enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a pilot cadet in December 1941. He and his friends were spurred to enlist by the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was trained in B17 and B24 aircraft and flew with actor Jimmy Stewart. He recalls high altitute bombing, being a "carpet bagger," and dropping spies, supplies, and propaganda behind enemy lines. His plane was shot down over Belgium and he stayed with the underground until he could rejoin the American forces. He ended his military service in May 1945. Interviewed by Benjamin Bahlmann. 44 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 44 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/s6gt7q82
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Aerial--American; Bomber pilots
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1032441
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