Harold D. Jones World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Harold D. Jones World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
United States. Army.
Kansas -- History.

Description

Harold D. Jones served in the United States Army (102nd Infantry Division) from 1943 to 1946. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on March 13, 2006, Jones talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Jones was born in Osage City, Kansas on May 31, 1925. He graduated from high school in May 1943 and was drafted into the Army in August 1943. He joined the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) and then went to infantry training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He engaged in battle in Holland and spent time in Allied-occupied Germany. Jones was discharged in 1946. He received a Purple Heart. Following his service, Jones went to the University of Kansas and graduated with a degree in business.

Creator

Jones, Harold D.

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

2006-03-13

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/jones-harold-d.-wwii-interview-3.13.6
The Watkins Museum of History also holds items related to this collection.
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

Jones_Harold D. WWII Interview (3.13.6)

Coverage

Germany
1943 - 1946

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Jones, Harold D.

Location

Douglas County (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:03:11

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
1339 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Jones, Harold D., “Harold D. Jones World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 15, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1803.

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