Wilmont "Bill" Grodi World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Wilmont "Bill" Grodi 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

Wilmont “Bill” Grodi served in the United States Army (Air Corps). Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on May 2, 2006, Grodi talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Grodi was born on August 27, 1918. He graduated high school in Toledo, Ohio, in 1936. He went to the University of Toledo for two years and then joined the Army’s Aviation Cadets in 1941. He went to basic training in San Antonio, Texas. After completing his training as a B-17 bomber pilot, he joined the 385th Group. He went to England in 1943. Grodi received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Upon returning to the United States, he worked as a flight instructor. He retired as a captain. Grodi passed away on November 28, 2007.

Creator

Grodi, Wilmont “Bill”

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

2006-05-02

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/grodi-willmont-wwii-interview-5.02.06
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

Grodi_Willmont WWII Interview (5.02.06)

Coverage

England
1940 - 1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Grodi, Wilmot "Bill"

Location

Douglas County (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:03:03

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
1340 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Grodi, Wilmont “Bill”, “Wilmont "Bill" Grodi World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed October 26, 2021, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1800.

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