Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Leon Frankel

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Titles Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Leon Frankel
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Leon Frankel was born in 1923 in Minnesota. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and went through several levels of pilot training. He also volunteered for advanced training in TBF torpedo bombers and flew 25 combat missions in the Pacific. He was rotated back to the United States and discharged from active duty in 1945. He remained in the Reserves until 1959. He was a volunteer pilot in the new Israeli Air Force during the War for Independence in 1948. Upon returning, he married and raised a family. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Decision to enlist in the Navy Air Force; going through all the training programs; volunteering to fly the aircraft TBF torpedo bombers; experience serving in the Pacific; experience flying combat missions; return home and living as a civilian again; working in the used car sales business; post-traumatic stress from the war; serving in the volunteer Israeli Air Force during the War for Independence.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
53 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 140 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Frankel, Leon
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Saint Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/08/2002
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.10 (Accession Number)
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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