L. Martin Jones World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

L. Martin Jones World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
United States. Army.
Kansas -- History.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- Oral history.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Belgium -- Bastogne.
Prisoners of war.

Description

Lloyd Martin Jones served in the United States Army (106th Infantry Division). He enlisted in the Reserve in 1942. He went on active duty in 1943 and was discharged in 1946. Interviewed as part of the Lawrence Remembers the World War II Years Project, Jones talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Jones was born on December 2, 1922, in Osage City, Kansas. He graduated high school in 1940 and then attended the University of Kansas. After joining the Army, he went to basic training at Camp Wallace in Texas. He went to Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning in Georgia. Jones was captured as a prisoner of war during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. He was liberated on May 2, 1945. Following the war, Jones finished his degree at the University of Kansas and worked at the university until he retired in 1986. He passed away on April 3, 2017.

Creator

Jones, Martin

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

unknown
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/jones-l.-martin-wwii-interview
The Watkins Museum of History also holds items related to this collection.
A transcript for another interview with Jones is available through the Kansas Memory Digital Collection: https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/211718
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

Jones_L.Martin WWII Interview

Coverage

Belgium
1942 - 1946

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

unknown

Interviewee

Jones, Lloyd Martin

Location

Douglas County (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

3:36:08

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
2465 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Jones, Martin, “L. Martin Jones World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed October 26, 2021, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1805.

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