Lee Young World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Lee Young 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.
United States. Air Force -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.

Description

Lee Young served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. He then served in the Air Force Reserve for seven years. Interviewed by Kristen Miller as part of the Kansas Veterans History Project, Young talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Young was born in Syracuse, New York on November 3, 1925. He worked as a sonar operator and technician on a destroyer escort in the Pacific theater. He took part in the invasions of the Philippines and Okinawa. After the war, Young went to Syracuse University and the University of Kansas with the help of the G.I. Bill. He received a master’s degree in journalism. Young then taught at the University of Kansas for twenty-five years. He retired in 1989. Young shared photographs of himself, his family, and a naval ship during the interview. Young passed away on August 30, 2018.

Creator

Young, Lee

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

unknown

Contributor

Miller, Kristen
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/young-interview
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

Young Interview

Coverage

Manus Island (Papua New Guinea)
1943 - 1946

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Miller, Kristen

Interviewee

Young, Lee

Location

Lawrence (KS)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:59:47

Bit Rate/Frequency

317 kbit/s (audio)
10316 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Young, Lee, “Lee Young World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 15, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1816.

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