Loper, Homer "Bob" (Interview outline and video)

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Title

Loper, Homer "Bob" (Interview outline and video)

Creator

Description

Bob Loper was born in 1924 in Central Lake, Michigan. He grew up in various locations in Michigan until his family settled down in Muskegon, Michigan. He was drafted in 1943 and was sent to Camp Wolters, Texas for basic training. From there he was sent to Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia where he was transferred from the infantry to a glider infantry airborne unit, specifically the 667th Anti-Aircraft Airborne Machine Gun Battery. He was sent overseas and reached Oran, Algeria by December 1943 and received further training there and then sailed for the China-Burma-India Theatre. He received radio training near Calcutta, India and was then sent into Burma. He and his unit traveled from base to base setting up machine gun positions to protect airstrips used by the 10th Air Force from Japanese air and land forces. When the war was over he was sent back to India and then took a ship back to the United States and was discharged in December 1945.

Coverage

2015-04-29

Rights

Publisher

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Contributor

Zwart, Brian (Interviewer)

Relation

Oral history
Veterans History Project (U.S.)
United States--History, Military
Veterans
Video recordings

Identifier

LoperB1766V

Format

mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Date

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

Citation

Loper, Homer, “Loper, Homer "Bob" (Interview outline and video),” Digital Collections, accessed October 23, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39635.
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