John Clifford World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

John Clifford World War II Interview

Subject

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

Description

John Clifford served in the United States Army from 1941 to 1946. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on August 28, 2007, Clifford talked about his experiences during and after the Second World War. Clifford was born in Springfield, Illinois, on October 19, 1918. He was drafted into the Army in 1941. He was first assigned to a film school at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, and then worked as a clerk in the battalion headquarters at Camp Crowder, Missouri. He later joined a hospital company at Fort Leonard Wood. After going overseas, his company built a hospital in Hollandia. Clifford then went to Manila Bay in the Philippines. Following the war, he attended Marian Elwood’s Hollywood School for Writing to continue his writing career that began before he was drafted. After completing the school, he moved back to Kansas and attended Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas. Clifford taught high school journalism in Lawrence and worked as a copy editor for the Topeka Daily Capital. He then got a job at Centron Films, where he worked for the next twenty-three years. While there, he wrote the horror film, Carnival of Souls. He also authored a novel, The Shooting of Storey James.

Creator

Clifford, John

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

2007-08-28

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/clifford-john-wwii-interview-20070828
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/214315
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

Clifford_John WWII Interview 20070828

Coverage

New Guinea
1941 - 2007

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Clifford, John

Location

Douglas County (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:50:25

Bit Rate/Frequency

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

Citation

Clifford, John, “John Clifford World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 18, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1732.

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