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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with B.L. Tibbetts, Sr.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: B.L. Tibbetts, Sr. was born in 1923 in Ball Club, Minnesota. He began high school in Deer River but dropped out to join the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC]. In 1942 he enlisted in the Navy and traveled to North Africa, as well as the Philippines. Upon returning home he married and started a family while working on the Iron Range. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Fishing for food; attending high school in Deer River; life in a CCC labor camp; enlisting in the Navy; experiences during gunner training; participating in the Battle of Midway; taking leave in Sydney, Australia; hearing about the atomic bomb explosions; returning home from China; getting married and starting a family; working on the Iron Range; reflections on war experiences.
2 hours sound cassettes
53 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Interviewee: Tibbetts, B. L. Sr.
Interviewer: White, Karissa
Made in: Grand Portage, Cook County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 118 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.31.11 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews'