Joseph Boyd McKean, West Valley City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, December 4, 2004: Saving the Legacy tape no. 716

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Title Joseph Boyd McKean, West Valley City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, December 4, 2004: Saving the Legacy tape no. 716
Alternative Title Joseph Boyd McKean, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator McKean, Joseph Boyd, 1916-2008
Contributor Lloyd, Becky B.; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2004-12-04
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage England, United Kingdom; France; Belgium; Luxembourg; Germany
Subject McKean, Joseph Boyd, 1916-2008--Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Military operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Artillery operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe, Northern--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy--Personal narratives, American; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945--Personal narratives, American; Prisoners of war--United States; Prisoners of war--Germany
Keywords ROTC; Field Artillery Battalion; Battle of the Bulge; Mining engineers
Description Transcript (48 pages) of an interview by Becky B. Lloyd with Joseph Boyd McKean on December 4, 2004. From tape number 716 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract McKean (b. 1916) recalls his childhood in Spring City, Utah. He discusses his family, the Depression, schooling and experiences in ROTC at the University of Utah. Called to active duty and sent to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for field artillery training, he was assigned to the 18th Field Artillery and shipped to England. He landed on Utah Beach a few days after D-Day with the 687th Field Artillery Batallion. He fought in France, Belgium and Luxembourg and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. McKean was interrogated in a castle at Diez before being sent to Stalag XIIA until liberated in early 1945. He returned to Salt Lake City and stayed in the Reserves until 1958. Mr. McKean worked for US Steel for 30 years as a mining engineer and following retirement there, worked for the USGS for a period of time. Interviewed by Becky Lloyd. 48 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 48 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/s6b87b6v
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Artillery--American; Ardennes, Battle of the (1944-1945); Prisoners of war
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1034381
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