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Title Fred T. Beyer, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Joel C. Calderon, May 3, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 351
Alternative Title Fred T. Beyer, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Beyer, Fred T., 1923-2013
Contributor Calderon, Joel C.; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2002-05-03
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 Italy; France; Belgium
Subject Beyer, Fred T., 1923-2013--Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Military operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe, Northern--Personal narratives, American; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945--Personal narratives, American
Keywords Paratroopers; Battle of the Bulge
Description Transcript (27 pages) of an interview by Joel C. Calderon with Fred T. Beyer on May 3, 2002. From tape number 351 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Beyer (b. 1923) grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He discusses his early years and work with the Civilian Conservation Corps. Drafted in 1943, he received basic training in Arkansas. He volunteered for advanced paratroop training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was assigned to the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, becaming part of the 17th Airborne Division. He took advanced training at Camp MacKall, North Carolina and became part of the 517th Regimental Combat Team. Shipped to Italy, Mr. Beyer was wounded on his first day in combat. After recovery, he returned to his unit in time for an invasion into France. He participated in fighting in Belgium, where he was wounded and lost an arm. In January 1945 he was evacuated to Bushnell Hospital in Brigham City, Utah, for recovery. He was discharged (from Bushnell and the Army) in January 1946. As a civilian, Mr. Beyer worked at Hill Field before retiring. Interviewed by Joel C. Calderon. 27 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 27 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/s6mp75cn
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Ardennes, Battle of the (1944-1945)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1033880
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6mp75cn

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Date Created 2016-04-01
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6mp75cn/1033872