Hazel Burgert World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Hazel Burgert World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- Oral history.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- History.
Women veterans -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female.
United States. Army. Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.

Description

Hazel (Leeper) Burgert served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) from 1943 to December 1945. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on June 26, 2007, Burgert talked about her experiences during the Second World War. Burgert was born on June 21, 1918, in Brooklyn, Iowa. She graduated high school in 1935 and became a teacher. She and her sister, Elizabeth Leeper, joined the WAAC. Burgert went to Fort Des Moines for training and then spent time in Casper, Wyoming before being stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she worked as a bomb scorer. During the interview, she shared newspaper clippings, photographs from her wedding, and shows her uniform. Burgert passed away on November 12, 2012.

Creator

Burgert, Hazel

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

2007-06-26

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. This interview can be used freely for purposes beyond 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/burgert-hazel-m-wwii-interview-20070626
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

Burgert_Hazel M WWII Interview 20070626

Coverage

Kirtland Air Force Base (N.M.)
1918 - 2007

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Burgert, Hazel

Location

Lawrence (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:01:29

Bit Rate/Frequency

128 kbit/s (audio)
1627 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Burgert, Hazel, “Hazel Burgert World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 18, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1727.

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