Harold Goss World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Harold Goss 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.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Belgium -- Bastogne.

Description

Harold Goss joined the United States Army (Air Corps) in 1942. He served in the 36th Fighter Group, 53rd Squadron. Interviewed by Helen Krische on June 21, 2006, Goss talked about his military experiences. Goss was born in Pleasanton, Kansas on January 3, 1923. During the war, he flew sixty-two missions and took part in the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. Following the war, Goss worked in the insurance industry. Betty Goss, Harold’s wife, is also featured in the interview. Betty was born in Kansas on June 24, 1922. She went to Liberty Memorial High School and the University of Kansas, both in Lawrence, Kansas. She talked about life during the war. Betty passed away on March 27, 2010.

Creator

Goss, Harold

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

2006-06-21

Contributor

Krische, Helen
Goss, Betty
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/harold-and-betty-goss-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/216125
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

Harold and Betty Goss, Interview

Coverage

Germany
Belgium
1942 - 1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Krische, Helen

Interviewee

Goss, Harold
Goss, Betty

Location

Douglas County (KS)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

2:03:29

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
2463 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Goss, Harold, “Harold Goss World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed April 22, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1818.

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