Van Oss, Julius (Interview outline and video), 2011

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Title

Van Oss, Julius (Interview outline and video), 2011

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Contributor

Montagna, Douglas (Interviewer)

Description

Julius Van Oss was drafted into the US Army in 1943 and initially assigned to the Army Air Corps. In training, he qualified for the ASTP program, which sent men to college to prepare them to become engineers, but the program was cancelled after he had been in it for seven months, and he was returned to the Air Corps. After failing to qualify as a radio operator, he was assigned to the infantry and was slated to go to Europe. The Germans surrendered before he could leave, however, and he wound up being sent to the Philippines as a replacement for the 6th Division. He fought briefly prior to the Japanese surrender, after which he was assigned to work with communications for his regiment, first in the Philippines and then in Korea before he returned home in 1946.

Date

2011-10-17

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

VanOssJ1291V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Van Oss, Julius, “Van Oss, Julius (Interview outline and video), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed February 27, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29914.
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