Noland "Cliff" Louk World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Noland "Cliff" Louk 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.
United States. Army.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States.

Description

Noland “Cliff” Louk served in the United States Army (Air Corps) from 1942 to 1946. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on August 26, 2003, as part of the Lawrence Remembers the World War II Years Project, Louk talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Louk was born in Kansas on April 8, 1916. He graduated high school in 1934 and then attended Emporia State Teachers College. After joining the Air Corps, he trained as a pilot but later became a radio operator and gunner. He completed forty missions and spent most of his time overseas in New Guinea. Also featured in the interview is Letha Louk, Cliff’s wife. They married in 1937. Letha was born in Kansas on December 14, 1914. She also graduated high school in 1934 and attended Emporia State Teachers College. Letha talked about her experiences during the war. She passed away on April 1, 1915. Cliff passed away on July 29, 2006.

Creator

Louk, Noland "Cliff"

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

2003-08-26

Contributor

Johnston, Pattie
Louk, Letha
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 may also have interviews associated with this project. 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/louk-cliff-wwii-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

Louk_Cliff WWII Interview

Coverage

New Guinea
1937 - 1946

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Louk, Noland "Cliff"
Louk, Letha

Location

Douglas County (KS)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:00:57

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
2439 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Louk, Noland "Cliff", “Noland "Cliff" Louk World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 15, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1819.

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