Novak, Chester Joe (Interview outline and video), 2007

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Title

Novak, Chester Joe (Interview outline and video), 2007

Contributor

Collins Sr., Charles E. (Interviewer)
Collins, Carol (Interviewer)

Description

Chester Novak is a WW II and Korean War veteran who served in the United States Air Force from February 1944 to 1952 in the Aleutian Islands and Korea respectively. In this interview, Novak talks about growing up on a farm and joining the Army at 15 years old. Because he was underage, the Army sent him home. In 1944 he was drafted by the Air Force as a gunner. During the Korean War, Novak's plane was shot down and he became a prisoner of war for 17 months. After being released from prison camp, Novak left the Air Force, got married and moved to Mississippi where he was a shrimper for 22 years.

Date

2007-05-15

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

NovakC

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Novak, Chester Joe, “Novak, Chester Joe (Interview outline and video), 2007,” Digital Collections, accessed May 24, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29294.
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