Cecil Stecher World War II Interview

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Title

Cecil Stecher World War II Interview

Subject

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

Description

Cecil Stecher enlisted in the United States Navy (Air Corps) in 1943. He served as a gunner on a torpedo bomber. Interviewed on June 12, 2007, by Deborah Pye, Stecher talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Stecher was born on June 14, 1925. At 17, he enlisted in the Navy’s V-12 training program. He attended training at several schools around the country. He was discharged on May 2, 1946. Stecher passed away on July 12, 2010.

Creator

Stecher, Cecil

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

2007-07-12

Contributor

Pye, Deborah
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/stecher-cecil-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/214670
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

Stecher_Cecil WWII Interview

Coverage

Florida
1943 - 1946

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Pye, Deborah

Interviewee

Stecher, Cecil

Location

Baldwin City (KS)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:40:49

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
2471 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Stecher, Cecil, “Cecil Stecher World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed April 22, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1811.

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