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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Wilbert LeRoy Bartlett
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.
2 hours sound cassette
46 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
108 minutes length
Interviewee: Bartlett, Wilbert LeRoy
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.2 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'