Gene Van Hoesen World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Gene Van Hoesen World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States. Navy -- History.
Kansas -- History.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.

Description

Gene Van Hoesen joined the United States Navy in April 1943 and served until 1945. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston, Van Hosen talked about his military experiences during the Second World War. He was born in Lawrence, Kansas in October 1923 and attended Baldwin High School. Before joining the Navy, he worked at the Sunflower Ordnance (Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant). He attended boot camp in Farragut, Idaho, and then went to the Navy Pier for diesel school in Chicago. He then served on the PCER-849 and engaged in combat in the Leyte Gulf and Lingayen Gulf. He spent much of his time aboard ship in Manila. He was discharged in 1945 in Norman, Oklahoma. Following the war, he married Joann Churchbaugh, who is also featured in the interview. Joann is from Lawrence, Kansas. She talked about how the war affected her family and her experience as a German Baptist. Gene Van Hoesen passed away on August 26, 2009.

Creator

Van Hoesen, Gene

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

Johnston, Pattie
Van Hoesen, Joann
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/van-hoesen-wwii-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/21232
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

Van Hoesen WWII Interview

Coverage

Manila (Philippines)
1923 - 1946

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Van Hoesen, Gene
Van Hoesen, Joann

Location

Douglas County (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:59:09

Bit Rate/Frequency

127 kbit/s (audio)
1623 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Van Hoesen, Gene, “Gene Van Hoesen World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 18, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1717.

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