Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Wilbert LeRoy Bartlett
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Wilbert LeRoy Bartlett was born in 1921 in Missouri. In 1943, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. His duty was training new recruits for military service. He was transferred to an engineer aviation battalion and sent to Istres, France. In 1946, Bartlett returned to the United States and was discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He married in 1947. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Being drafted into the Army from college; experience being stationed in a segregated unit; serving as a training instructor for new recruits; difference in segregation in the south; serving abroad but never in combat; interacting with German prisoners of war in France; traveling experiences; crossing the Atlantic on a Liberty ship; looking back at how the Army has impacted his life.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
46 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 108 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Bartlett, Wilbert LeRoy
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/28/2002
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 112
Accession Number AV2006.1.2
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'

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