Harkema, Seymour (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Title

Harkema, Seymour (Interview outline and video), 2015

Description

Seymour Harkema was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1930. In December 1950, he enlisted in the Air Force and received his basic training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Upon completion of basic training he went to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, for electronics training then went to Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado. At Lowry, he learned about and became an instructor for radar-guided weapons sights on the F-84 and F-86 fighter jets. Once he left Lowry he joined a mobile training unit based out of Chanute Field, Illinois, and he served as an instructor at various bases in Michigan with the National Guard. He spent a total of nine months in Japan on Kyushu and Okinawa working with fighter pilots flying during the Korean War, and went to South Korea once a month during the war. After Japan, he returned Chanute Field, and for his final assignment he was stationed at Hickam Field, Hawaii, for three months until his enlistment ended in 1954.

Coverage

2015-03-28

Rights

Publisher

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

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

HarkemaS1736V

Format

mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Date

2017-11-21

Citation

Harkema, Seymour, “Harkema, Seymour (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed October 20, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39520.
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