Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Richard K. Ingle
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Richard K. Ingle was born in Iron River, Wisconsin. He attended Iron River High School and a NYA (National Youth Association) school. Ingle also spent some time at Superior State Teachers College before enlisting in the Air Force after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was denied admittance into the Air Force and joined the infantry where he spent time in New Guinea, the Dutch East Indies, and the American conquest of the Philippines. After the war he eventually joined the Corps of Engineers and moved to Minneapolis. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The shortage of food during the Great Depression; childhood activities: Boy Scouts, hunting deer, organizing a biking club; infantry training in Tennessee; training exercise accidents; becoming a radio operator; sailing to the South Pacific on a military ship; being exposed to diseases and physical problems during training in the South Pacific; living conditions on New Guinea and interactions with natives; the treatment of infantry by commanding officers; securing beaches and battling the Japanese on the Philippines; working as a lifeguard on the Philippines after the fighting had ended; participating in the occupation of Japan; filing for unemployment; working as an engineer and electrician.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassettes
63 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 105 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Ingle, Richard K.
Interviewer: Bekke, Douglas
Made in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 06/28/2005
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 115
Accession Number AV2008.26.17
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II'

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