Corbett, James (Interview outline and video), 2013

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Title

Corbett, James (Interview outline and video), 2013

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Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)
WKTV (Wyoming, Mich.)

Description

Jim Corbett was born in 1938 in Big Rapids, Michigan. He grew up in Detroit during WWII, attended high school in Big Rapids and graduated from there in 1956. He attended Ferris State University for two years until he enlisted in the Air Force. Prior to serving in the Air Force he joined the Michigan National Guard during his senior year of high school and served with E Company Light Infantry 126th Regiment 32nd Red Arrow Division from fall of 1955 to April 1958. He was trained at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas and was transferred to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi for advanced electronics training. He served with the 341st Strategic Air Command Bomber Wing at Abilene Air Force Base, Texas; the nuclear strike force at Elmendorf Air Base, Anchorage, Alaska; Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan; Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam (prior to the outbreak of war); Langley Air Force Base, Virginia and saw a myriad of international deployments to France, Libya, Germany, Thailand, and the Panama Canal Zone.

Date

2013-11-07

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

CorbettJ1556V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Corbett, James, “Corbett, James (Interview outline and video), 2013,” Digital Collections, accessed April 12, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/28737.
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