Gilbert Borom World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Gilbert Borom World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History, Military.
United States. Army.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- Oral history.
Kansas -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans.
World War, 1939–1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.

Description

Gilbert Borom was drafted into the United States Army in 1944. He served in the 3rd Army, 13th Engineers. Interviewed on July 12, 2006, Borom talked about his military experiences during the Second World War. Borom was born in Alabama in February 1916 and grew up in Ohio. He fought in the invasion of Normandy in 1944. Borom passed away on April 25, 2007.

Creator

Borom, Gilbert

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

2006-07-12

Contributor

unknown
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/borom-gilbert-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/212512
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

Borom_Gilbert WII Interview

Coverage

France
1941 - 1944

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

unknown

Interviewee

Borom, Gilbert

Location

Lawrence (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:47:37

Bit Rate/Frequency

127 kbit/s (audio)
1626 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Borom, Gilbert, “Gilbert Borom World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed June 28, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1724.

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