Glen Freeman World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Glen Freeman 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

Glen E. Freeman served in the United States Army (1371st Infantry, Company H) from 1940 to 1945. Interviewed by Deborah Pye on July 5, 2006, Freeman talked about his military experiences during the Second World War. Freeman was born in Kansas on December 23, 1921. He joined the National Guard in 1939 and the Army in 1940. He went to the South Pacific in 1942. He spent time in New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, the Fiji Islands, New Hebrides, and the Philippine Islands. He took part in major battles in Guadalcanal and in the Leyte Gulf. Freeman was discharged in 1945. He passed away on January 25, 2011.

Creator

Freeman, Glen 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

2006-07-05

Contributor

Pye, Deborah
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/freeman-glenn-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/211945
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

Freeman_Glenn WWII Interview

Coverage

Solomon Islands
1940 - 1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Pye, Deborah

Interviewee

Freeman, Glen E.

Location

Lawrence (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:59:00

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
2467 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Freeman, Glen E., “Glen Freeman World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed October 26, 2021, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1794.

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