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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Robert Michelsen
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Robert Michelsen was born in 1925 in Minnesota. He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Force and served on a B-29 Superfortress bomber. In 1945, his aircraft was hit by Japanese ground fire and the crew was forced to bail out over Tokyo. Michelsen was captured as soon as he hit the ground. After the war he married and raised a family. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Decision to enlist in the U.S. Air Force; basic training; bomber training; being stationed in Guam; missions; honor; flying over Japan; being shot down; being taken prisoner; experiences being interrogated and in captivity; survival; POW camp; being liberated; being discharged; reactions to becoming a civilian; GI Bill; adjusting to civilian life; questioning purpose.
3 hours sound cassette
50 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
140 minutes length
Interviewee: Michelsen, Robert
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Apple Valley, Dakota County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.19 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'