Alfred "Al" Gallup World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Alfred "Al" Gallup World War II Interview

Subject

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

Description

Alfred “Al” Gallup served in the United States Army (Air Corps) from 1941 to 1950. Interviewed by Kristen Miller on June 2, 2003, as part of the Kansas Veterans History Project, Gallup talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Gallup was born on November 5, 1919, in Marysville, Kansas. He graduated high school in 1932. After junior college, he enrolled at the University of Kansas. He graduated with a business degree in 1938. He signed up for the Aviation Cadet Training Program in 1940. He was called into the program on December 8, 1941. He first joined the 69th Reconnaissance Group and was later assigned to the 16th Cargo Combat Squadron, 4th Group. Gallup took part in the Hump Operation as a pilot. Following the war, he received his Master of Business Administration from Columbia University. He then taught ROTC at Kansas State University and the University of Kansas. Gallup began working in the life insurance industry in 1950. He retired from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance in Lawrence after forty-seven years. He passed away on May 26, 2016. Throughout the interview, Gallup shared photographs and maps from his time in the service.

Creator

Gallup, Alfred “Al”

Source

Kansas Veterans History Project

Publisher

American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Date

2003-06-02

Contributor

Miller, Kristen

Relation

To access the video recording of this oral history, go to: https://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.07845/
A transcript of another interview with Alfred Gallup is available through the Kansas Memory Digital Collection: https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/212772

Format

MP4

Language

eng

Type

Oral History

Identifier

Gallup Interview

Coverage

India
Burma
1941 - 1950

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Miller, Kristen

Interviewee

Gallup, Alfred “Al”

Location

Topeka (KS)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:01:40

Bit Rate/Frequency

317 kbit/s (audio)
10318 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Gallup, Alfred “Al”, “Alfred "Al" Gallup World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed July 30, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1817.

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