Austin Turney World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Austin Turney World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- Oral history.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, American.
Camp Lawrence (Lawrence, Kan.)

Description

Austin Turney lived in Lawrence, Kansas, during the Second World War. Interviewed by Megan Hershiser on May 13, 2003, as part of the Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project, Turney talked about life in Lawrence during the war and the prisoner of war camp in town. Turney was 12 years old when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. He was a student at Lawrence Memorial High School. Turney’s half-brother, Bill, was drafted and sent to work on mosquito control in Panama for the duration of the war, while his father worked in the Department of Education at the University of Kansas. Following the war, Turney attended the University of Kansas and served in the military during the Korean War.

Creator

Turney, Austin

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

2003-05-13

Contributor

Hershiser, Megan
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/turney-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

Turney Interview

Coverage

Lawrence (Kan.)
1941 - 1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Hershiser, Megan

Interviewee

Turney, Austin

Location

Lawrence (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:48:09

Bit Rate/Frequency

317 kbit/s (audio)
9974 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Turney, Austin, “Austin Turney World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed June 28, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1720.

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