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  • Subject is exactly "World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American"
Go to Zysk, George (Interview outline and video), 2007 item page

George Zysk served in the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd (Red Arrow) Infantry Division on New Guinea and in the Philippines during WW II fighter. In the Philippines, he was on board a ship that was hit by a kamikaze. He speaks critically of Gen.…
Go to Zylstra, David B (Interview outline and video), 2015 item page

David Zylstra was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1924. In August 1943 he received his draft notice. He was processed at Fort Custer, Michigan and accepted into the Army Specialized Training Program. He received basic training at Fort Benning,…
Go to Zuverink, Gordon (Interview transcript and video), 2011 item page

Gordon Zuverink joined his local National Guard unit in Holland, Michigan, after graduating from high school in 1939. His unit was federalized in 1940 and sent to train in Louisiana. In 1942, his division was sent to Australia and then to New Guinea.…
Go to Zimmerman, Leo (Interview outline and video), 2011 item page

Leo Zimmerman of Grand Rapids, Michigan, waited to be drafted before joining the Army in 1943 during World War II. Leo received his training in wheeled vehicle maintenance and repair in Camp Worth, Texas. His first deployment was to Italy in 1944…
Go to Zietlow, Myrtle (Interview outline and video), 2009 item page

Myrtle Zietlow was born outside of Chicago in 1921. She attended the University of Illinois, and after graduating she went to work for Pratt and Whitney in Connecticut, where they made aircraft engines. She tells her own story as well as that of…
Go to Zheutlin, Bertam (Interview outline and video), 2007 item page

Bertam Zheutlin served in the medical corps during WW II. Still in medical school when the war broke out, Zheutlin recounts what it was like to be a civilian waiting to go to war, as well as his experiences as a doctor during the war and the training…
Go to Zeeff, Raymond (Interview outline and video), 2011 item page

Ray Zeeff served in the National Guard from 1932-1935 and then reenlisted and served from 1937-1942 during World War II. During his service, Ray served as a radio operator for the Regimental Headquarters Company 126th Infantry. His unit was…
Go to Zator, Thaddeus (Interview outline and video), 2010 item page

Thaddeus Zator grew up in Michigan and was drafted in the Army during World War II. He trained as a communications specialist, first at Camp Crowder, Missouri, and then in Arlington, Virginia, before being sent to England in 1943. He was based in…
Go to Yu Wei interview (video and transcript, 4 of 4), 1991 item page

Interview of General Yu Wei of the Republic of China Air Force by filmmaker Frank boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. In this tape, Yu Wei looks back on the period of time he spent as a cadet and how it informed the…
Go to Yu Wei interview (video and transcript, 3 of 4), 1991 item page

Interview of General Yu Wei of the Republic of China Air Force by filmmaker Frank boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. In this tape, Yu Wei discusses the painful memories of the bombings he witnessed and the…
Go to Yu Wei interview (video and transcript, 2 of 4), 1991 item page

Interview of General Yu Wei of the Republic of China Air Force by filmmaker Frank boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. In this tape, Yu Wei discusses when he first heard of General Chennault and the American Volunteer…
Go to Yu Wei interview (video and transcript, 1 of 4), 1991 item page

Interview of General Yu Wei of the Republic of China Air Force by filmmaker Frank boring for the documentary, Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. In this tape, Yu Wei describes his background before becoming a pilot and his introduction to the…
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