Richard Schiefelbusch World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Richard Schiefelbusch World War II Interview

Subject

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

Description

Richard “Dick” Schiefelbusch served in the United States Army (Air Corps) from 1941 to 1946. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on June 28, 2007, Schiefelbusch talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Schiefelbusch was born in Kansas on July 23, 1918. He graduated high school in 1936 and attended Pittsburg State Teachers College. He enlisted in the Army the week after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He trained as a B-24 navigator. In 1943, Germans shot down his plane over the Kiel submarine base and took him to Stalag Luft III, a prison camp. He was rescued on April 29, 1945, and discharged in 1946. After the war, Schiefelbusch received a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He is the first G.I. to get a Phd. He then established the Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing clinic at the University of Kansas.

Creator

Schiefelbusch, Richard

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

2007-06-28

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. This interview can be used freely for purposes beyond 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/schiefelbusch-dr.-richard-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/215543
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

Schiefelbusch_Dr.Richard WWII Interview

Coverage

Germany
1941 - 1946

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Schiefelbusch, Richard

Location

Lawrence (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:40:14

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
2466 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Schiefelbusch, Richard, “Richard Schiefelbusch World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed April 22, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1807.

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