Miles, Wendell A. (Interview outline, video, and papers), 2007

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Title

Miles, Wendell A. (Interview outline, video, and papers), 2007

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)
Byron Area Historic Museum (Byron Center, Mich.)
BCTV

Description

Wendell Miles was born in Holland, Michigan. He went to Hope College, then to the University of Wyoming to get his masters degree. From there he went to the University of Michigan for law school. He became a lawyer and joined the Army as a private. After getting in trouble for throwing a fire cracker in the officers mess, he went to school to become an Officer. After graduating OCS he went to Camp Hood, Texas where he looked after the German POWs. After leaving this duty station he traveled between Europe and the U.S transferring POWs and inmates who went to jail for not honoring the draft. After the war ended in Europe, he worked as a JAG (Judge Advocate General) dealing first with contraband stolen by US soldiers, and was stationed in Marseille and Strasbourg. Miles went on to become a Federal District Court Judge. Newspaper article, biographical notes, and a 2006 published interview is appended to the interview outline.

Date

2007-05-20

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

MilesW

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Miles, Wendell A., “Miles, Wendell A. (Interview outline, video, and papers), 2007,” Digital Collections, accessed April 16, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29276.
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