Archie Hawkins World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Archie Hawkins World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
United States. Army.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- Oral history.
United States. Air Force -- History.

Description

Archie Hawkins served in the United States Army Air Corps (83rd Squadron) from 1942 to 1945. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on August 14, 2006, Hawkins talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Hawkins was born on April 24, 1919, on the Pine Ridge Indian Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. His father was an Ogallala Sioux and his mother was a Yankton Sioux. They both attended Haskell University in Lawrence, Kansas, from 1908 to 1911. Hawkins also went to Haskell and graduated in 1940. He was drafted into the Air Corps in 1942. He trained in Saint Petersburg, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada to be an aerial gunner. He then went to armor training at Lowry Field in Denver, Colorado. Hawkins then went overseas to the China Burma India (CBI) Theater. He spent time in Africa, Italy, and India. He flew 81 missions as a B-25 gunner. Upon returning to the States, he taught aerial gunnery in Arizona until the war ended. Hawkins passed away on August 23, 2013.

Creator

Hawkins, Archie

Source

Kansas Veterans of World War II Oral History Project / Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project

Publisher

Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, Kan.)

Date

2006-08-14

Contributor

Johnston, Pattie
Kansas State Historical Society

Rights

The original copy of this video is available through the Lawrence Public Library. The Watkins Museum of History and the Kansas State Historical Society also have interviews associated with this project, which was funded through a grant program passed by the Kansas State Legislature in 2005. Researchers are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for uses other than educational or scholarly research. Contact the Watkins Museum of History for additional information: https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/

Relation

To access the video recording of this oral history, go to: https://archive.org/details/hawkins-archie-wwii-interview
The Watkins Museum of History also holds items related to this collection.
Transcripts for this project are available through the Kansas Memory Digital Collection: https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/218562
Other resources for interviews with World War II veterans are available through the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project: https://www.loc.gov/vets/vets-home.htm

Format

MP4

Language

eng

Type

Oral History

Identifier

Hawkins_Archie WWII Interview

Coverage

India
China
1942 - 1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Hawkins, Archie

Location

Lawrence (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:55:33

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
1345 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Hawkins, Archie, “Archie Hawkins World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 15, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1801.

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