Donald E. Cobb World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Donald E. Cobb 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 -- Medical care.

Description

Donald Cobb served as a combat medic in the United States Army (271st Engineer Battalion, 71st Infantry Division) during the Second World War. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on April 26, 2007, Cobb talked about his military experiences. Cobb was born in Marysville, Kansas, on April 30, 1924. He was drafted into the Army in May 1943. He then went to the Medical Replacement Training Center at Camp Barkeley, Texas. Once he became a medic, he went to Fort Carson, Colorado where he joined the 271st Engineer Battalion, 71st Infantry Division. He then spent a year at Fort Benning, Georgia, before going to France in January 1944. After the war, Cobb spent eight months in Augsburg, Germany. He was discharged in 1946 but later reenlisted for three years. He worked at the Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth. Following his military service, Cobb worked at the Cooperative Farm Chemicals Association. He passed away on October 31, 2009.

Creator

Cobb, Donald E.

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

2007-04-26

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. 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/cobb-don-wwii-interview-20070426
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/211942
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

Cobb_Don WWII Interview 20070426

Coverage

France
Augsburg (Germany)
1943 - 1951

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Cobb, Donald

Location

Lawrence (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:57:08

Bit Rate/Frequency

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

Citation

Cobb, Donald E., “Donald E. Cobb World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 18, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1736.

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