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Oral history interview with Donald Fleming, 2003 May 30.

Author: Donald Fleming; Ronald E Marcello; World War II European Theater Oral History Project.; University of North Texas. Oral History Collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Interview with Donald Fleming, grain elevator operator and Army Air Forces veteran (781st Bomb Squadron, 465th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force), concerning his experiences as a B-24 navigator in the European Theater during World War II. His education through college and graduation from Kansas State University, 1942; decision to enlist as an Aviation Cadet in the Army Air Forces, 1943; navigator training, San Marcos,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Donald Fleming
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Fleming; Ronald E Marcello; World War II European Theater Oral History Project.; University of North Texas. Oral History Collection.
OCLC Number: 429243681
Notes: Interview conducted in 2003 for the World War II European Theater (Army Air Forces) Oral History Project. Interviewer: Dr. Ronald Marcello, Professor of History, University of North Texas.
Description: 153 leaves ; 29 cm

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Interview with Donald Fleming, grain elevator operator and Army Air Forces veteran (781st Bomb Squadron, 465th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force), concerning his experiences as a B-24 navigator in the European Theater during World War II. His education through college and graduation from Kansas State University, 1942; decision to enlist as an Aviation Cadet in the Army Air Forces, 1943; navigator training, San Marcos, Texas, 1943; bomber transition training, McCook, Nebraska, 1943; assignment to Pantanella Air Base, Italy, 1944; his description of various missions to Austria and Romania, 1944; fighter escorts by the Tuskegee Airmen (332nd Fighter Group, 15th Air Force); raids against oil refineries and marshaling yards; enemy flak and fighter opposition; his return to the States after fifty-one missions, 1944; his crew's pet dog; correspondence with his wife; postwar business career.

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