Harold Wray World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Harold Wray 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.
Kansas -- History.

Description

Harold Wray served in the United States Army (12th Air Corps) from 1942 to 1945. After the war, he served in the Reserve until he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1973. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on August 30, 2005, Wray talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Wray was born in Kansas on September 17, 1919. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1936 and then attended the University of Kansas. He joined the Army in 1942 and went overseas to Italy in 1944. While there, he worked as an air inspector. He was then assigned to Waller Field in Trinidad. Following the war, Wray worked in the Computer Center for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He retired in 1979. Wray passed away on November 14, 2012.

Creator

Wray, Harold

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

2005-08-30

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/wray-harold-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/211763
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

Wray_Harold WWII Interview

Coverage

Italy
Trinidad
1942 - 1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Wray, Harold

Location

Lawrence (KS)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:02:14

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
2464 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Wray, Harold, “Harold Wray World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed December 2, 2021, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1814.

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