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    • Blood Chit from World War II

    • World War II; Air pilots; Military air pilots; Equipment & supplies
    • Blood Chit issued by the Department of Defense to pilots and crews operating in Hostile Territory. A Blood Chit is a promise of a reward for the flyer's life. The object was used during China-Burma-India Theater of World War II. It has a United...
    • Fain, Victor B.

    • World War II; Depressions; Universities & colleges; Stephen F. Austin State University; Military service; Business & finance; Journalism
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Victor Fain talks about his experience during World War II and the war’s impact upon his life. Mr. Fain also discusses how the Great Depression affected him. He discusses the growth of Stephen F. Austin State...
    • MacKechney, Mary

    • World War II; Buses; Bus terminals;
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Mary MacKechney gives information about the Nacogdoches area during the World War II years, and about her experience as an Airline Motor Coaches employee She also discusses several additional Nacogdoches...
    • Wade, William Oran

    • Depressions; World War II; Air pilots; Farming; Tomatoes
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with William Oran Wade discusses rural life in East Texas during the Great Depression and World War II. Wade talks about his brother Lance Wade, who was a Wing Commander in the Royal Air Force in World War II.
    • Orton, Sidney William

    • Military life; Military service; War; Warships; World War II;
    • Sidney William Orton, a Nacogdoches native, recounts his youth in Nacogdoches, working for Texaco during the 1930s, his naval service during World War II, and life after the War. Orton’s job with Texaco enabled him to travel to South America and...
    • Bonner, Perry

    • Childhood & youth; World War II; Military service
    • The interview with Perry Bonner discusses his military service during World War II that included training at Camp Bowie in Brownwood, Texas. In 1942 he began service in the First Infantry Division in England.
    • 1944 - 1946 Funeral Register

    • Morgues & mortuaries; Death & burial; Death; Documents; Diseases; Business & finance; Physicians
    • These funeral records include the following information: where the deceased lived, died, and was buried; where and when the funeral service was held; the clergyman who performed the service and where he lived; the certifying physician and where he...
    • 1948-1950 Funeral Register

    • Morgues & mortuaries; Death; Death & burial; Diseases; Business & finance; Physicians;
    • These funeral records include the following information: where the deceased lived, died, and was buried; where and when the funeral service was held; the clergyman who performed the service and where he lived; the certifying physician and where he...
    • Wilson, James

    • Airplanes; Airplane equipment; Air warfare; Air forces; World War II; Military air pilots; Military education; Military personnel; Military training; Korean War; Vietnam War
    • Memories of wartime England and of being shot down in Holland and escaping capture with aid of Dutch underground. Describes use of gliders in World War II and attitudes toward conduct of Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
    • Hopkins, Mack

    • Aircraft; Airplanes; Air forces; Air pilots; Schools; African Americans; Segregation; Sports; World War II; Universities & colleges
    • Mack Hopkins tells about his life before, during, and after going through flight training in Tuskegee, Alabama, for service in World War II. After retiring from the U.S. Post Office he worked for NASA on the Pioneer Venus Program.
    • Buechner, Ray E.

    • World War II; Military service; Military police
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Ray Buechner includes discussion of Army service as a military policeman and combat engineer during World War II. The interview was conducted in Lake Murvaul, Texas.
    • Ellis, John W.

    • World War II; Depressions; Military service; Oil wells
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with John W. Ellis discusses his youth in Oklahoma and Texas during the Great Depression, the Texas oil boom; his Army service during World War II, and the aftermath of the war. Mr. Ellis was interviewed in White Oak,...
    • Elkins, Yetta Hearst

    • World War II; Military service
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Yetta Elkins talks about her involvement in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in Nacogdoches during World War II. The interview was conducted in Nacogdoches, Texas.
    • Will, Earl G.

    • World War II; Concentration camps; Military service
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview discusses memories of World War II, particularly Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
    • Williams, Truman

    • World War II; Military service; Depressions
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Truman Williams discusses his remembrances of working in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and serving in the United States Army during World War II as a military police in Iceland and escort during the D-Day...
    • Childers, John Elmer

    • World War II; Depressions; Business & finance; Stephen F. Austin State University
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with John Elmer Childers, Jr., tells of his jobs during the difficult times of the Depression and World War II, and finally a satisfying career in food services at SFA. The interview was conducted in Nacogdoches,...
    • Fleming, Roger

    • World War II; Military service; Military officers
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Roger Fleming discusses his experiences as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Army during World War II. The interview took place in Tyler, Texas.
    • Lee, James E.

    • World War II; Military service
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with James E. Lee discusses his experiences of serving in the Marine Corps during World War II. Lee volunteered at the age of seventeen, and participated in the Aleutian Islands campaign and served as machine gun...
    • Flechtner, Dorothy H.

    • World War II; Depressions; Automobile dealerships
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Dorothy Flechtner talks about her experiences during the Depression and World War II, and the impact that they had on her husband’s career in the automotive dealership business and on her family. She was...
    • Lucas, Emmeli

    • World War II;
    • Dr. Bobby H. Johnson interview with Emmeli Lucas discusses the experiences of the German-born wife of a college professor in Southampton, England during World War II. The events surrounding D-Day are included. The interview was conducted in...

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