Jimmie L. Gill World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Jimmie L. Gill World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
United States. Army.
United States. Air Force -- History.

Description

Jimmie L. Gill served as a first lieutenant in the Army Air Corps (Air Transport Command) from 1942 to 1946. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on May 10, 2006, Gill talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Gill was born on March 3, 1924, in Benton, Kansas. He enlisted in the Air Corps after graduating high school in 1942. He served as C.B.I. Hump pilot during the Hump Operation. He accrued 750 flying hours and completed 96 missions. Gill received a Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, two Oak Leaf clusters, several other medals. Following the war, he joined the Reserve. He worked at Standard Oil for 36 years, before retiring in 1982. Gill passed away on August 11, 2011.

Creator

Gill, Jimmie L.

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

2006-05-10

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/gill-jim-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/211946
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

Gill_Jim WWII Interview

Coverage

China
India
1942 - 1946

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Gill, Jimmie L.

Location

Lawrence (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:19:31

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
1346 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Gill, Jimmie L., “Jimmie L. Gill World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed October 26, 2021, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1795.

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