Archer Carlson World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Archer Carlson 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 -- Pacific Area.

Description

Archer Carlson served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946 in the 306th Combat Engineers, 81st Division, Eighth Army. Interviewed by Helen Krische and Brian Grubbs on June 13, 2006, Carlson talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Carlson was born on January 27, 1926, in Scandia, Kansas. He grew up in Baldwin City, Kansas. In 1942, at 17, he had a short-term duty with the US Navy V-12 Officer Procurement Program. Upon turning 18, he registered for the draft and was inducted into the Army on July 12, 1944, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He attended basic training and entered the Cavalry Replacement Corps at Camp Whiteside, both at Fort Riley, Kansas. Carlson was on his way to Europe the day before Germany surrendered (V-E Day). The ship then turned around and Carlson went to the Pacific theater. He was stationed on Leyte in the Philippines. Carlson then went to Japan. He was discharged on August 17, 1946.

Creator

Carlson, Archer

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

2006-06-13

Contributor

Krische, Helen
Grubbs, Brian
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/carlson-archer-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/211941
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

Carlson_Archer WWII Interview

Coverage

Leyte (Philippines)
1942 - 1946

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Krische, Helen
Grubbs, Brian

Interviewee

Carlson, Archer

Location

Baldwin City (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:49:40

Bit Rate/Frequency

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

Citation

Carlson, Archer, “Archer Carlson World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 18, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1728.

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>