Tharon K.Dille, Kaysville, Utah: an interview by Winston Erickson, 27 June 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 456

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Title Tharon K.Dille, Kaysville, Utah: an interview by Winston Erickson, 27 June 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 456
Alternative Title Tharon K.Dille, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator K.Dille, Tharon, 1920-2013
Contributor Erickson, Winston P., 1943-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2002-06-27
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage Australia; New Guinea
Subject K.Dille, Tharon, 1920-2013--Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Military operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area--Personal narratives, American
Description Transcript (56 pages) of an interview by Winston Erickson with Tharon K.Dille on June 27, 2002. From tape number 456 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Dille (b. 1920) was born in Rexburg, ID. He discusses his family, the Depression and his schooling. He was inducted into the Army in July, 1941. He describes his boot camp experiences at Fort Douglas, Utah, where he worked in Headquartesr until November 1941 and then left for the Philippines on the U.S.S. Republic. While on course to the Philippines Pearl Harbor was bombed and his convoy was redirected to Australia. There his platoon volunteered to go to Darwin, Australia where they armored airplanes. He transferred to the Air Forces and served in Townsville, Brisbane, Iron Range, and New Guinea He received seven battle stars on the South Pacific Ribbon. In 1944 Dille was sent back to the United States where he served in Santa Monica, California until his discharge in September 1945. Dille worked at Hill Field in Utah as an instrument repairman. Interviewed by Winston Erickson. 56 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 56 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/s6c84ccp
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1032873
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