Curtis William Dalton World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Curtis William Dalton World War II Interview

Subject

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

Description

Curtis William Dalton served as a Corporal in the Army Signal Corps in the Pacific during the Second World War. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on August 29, 2006, Dalton talked about his experience working as a teletype maintenance technician in Hollandia, New Guinea during the war. Prior to being sent to New Guinea, Dalton was stationed at Camp Crowder, Missouri. Johnston also interviewed Cleda (Haight) Dalton. Curtis and Cleda married on June 22, 1941. Cleda reflected on life in Lawrence during the war. Following the war, Curtis was discharged and worked at the Lawrence Paper Company until he retired in 1985. He passed away on June 13, 2012. Cleda passed away on December 2, 2016.

Creator

Dalton, Curtis

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

2006-08-29

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. 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/dalton-curtis-wwii-interview
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

Dalton_Curtis WWII Interview

Coverage

New Guinea
1938 - 1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Dalton, Curtis
Dalton, Cleda

Location

Lawrence (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:55:29

Bit Rate/Frequency

127 kbit/s (audio)
1625 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Dalton, Curtis, “Curtis William Dalton World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 18, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1734.

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