Walter Stitt Robinson World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Walter Stitt Robinson 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. Army.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Belgium -- Bastogne.

Description

Walter Stitt Robinson, Jr. served as a Captain in the United States Army (82nd Airborne Division) from 1941 to 1945. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on March 26, 2007, Robinson talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Robinson was born in North Carolina on August 28, 1917. He graduated from high school in 1935. He then received a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College in 1939 and a master’s degree in history from the University of Virginia in 1941. He was drafted into the Army in November 1941. He completed basic training at Camp Croft in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He went to Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning and worked as an instructor at Fort McClellan in Alabama. Robinson then went overseas to the European theater of war. He took part in the invasion of Southern France in 1944, the Battle of the Bulge, and the airborne crossing of the Rhine into Germany in 1945. He was discharged in 1945 and received the Bronze Star. Following the war, in 1950, Robinson received a PhD in history for the University of Virginia. He then taught history at the University of Kansas from 1950 until he retired in 1988. Robinson passed away on July 2, 2014.

Creator

Robinson, Walter Stitt

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

2007-03-26

Contributor

Johnston, Pattie
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/robinson-w.-stitt
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

Robinson,W._Stitt

Coverage

France, Southern
Belgium
1941 - 1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Robinson, Walter Stitt

Location

Lawrence (KS)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:59:28

Bit Rate/Frequency

222 kbit/s (audio)
2468 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Robinson, Walter Stitt, “Walter Stitt Robinson World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed September 24, 2020, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1821.

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