Howard Breitenbucher World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Howard Breitenbucher World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States. Navy -- History.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- Oral history.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.

Description

Howard Breitenbucher was drafted into the United States Navy in 1943. He served as a Fireman First Class on the USS Lexington until 1946. Interviewed by Helen Krische on July 14, 2006, Breitenbucher talked about his military experiences during the Second World War. Breitenbucher was born on April 6, 1925. He attended boot camp in Farragut, Idaho, and he is credited with participating in ten battles in the Pacific. Following the war, Breitenbucher received a degree in agriculture from Northwest Missouri State. He then worked for Farmland Industries. He passed away on August 1, 2009.

Creator

Breitenbucher, Howard

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

2006-07-14

Contributor

Krische, Helen
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/breitenbucher-howard-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/211939
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

Breitenbucher_Howard WWII Interview

Coverage

Pacific Ocean
1943 - 1946

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Krische, Helen

Interviewee

Breitenbucher, Howard

Location

Lawrence (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:30:56

Bit Rate/Frequency

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

Citation

Breitenbucher, Howard, “Howard Breitenbucher World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 18, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1725.

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