John Glinka World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

John Glinka World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
United States. Army.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.

Description

John Glinka served in the United States Army (106th Signal Corps Service) from 1942 to 1945. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston as part of the Lawrence Remembers the World War II Years Project, Glinka talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Glinka was born on May 24, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas. He graduated high school in 1938. He volunteered for the Signal Corps in 1942. He attended training at Paine Field in Washington and then went to radio repair school in Chicago. He served throughout the Pacific theater in Guadalcanal, Morotai, the Philippines, and Okinawa. Following the war, he went to Emporia State Teachers College. He then worked at the University of Kansas Libraries until he retired in 1984. Glinka passed away on July 28, 2012.

Creator

Glinka, 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

unknown

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/glinka-john-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

Glinka_John WWII Interview

Coverage

Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands)
Morotai Island (Indonesia)
1942 - 1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Glinka, John

Location

Lawrence (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:02:11

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
2471 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Glinka, John, “John Glinka World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed October 26, 2021, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1796.

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