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Opray Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1999-09-25
Abstract Joseph E. Opray (1919-1992) was born in Oregon and served in World War II with the United States Army 635th Tank Battalion. The collection contains primarily World War II era materials including a scrapbook, several issues of the Stars and Stripes newspaper and assorted ephemera, including a poem, "A Hitch in Hell" by Joe Opray. There are also issues of the 1919 newsletterThe Dirigible from the...

William Orthman World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-07-17-A
Abstract William Orthman (1911-1990) was drafted into the United States Army in 1942. He served in the China-Burma-India Theater as Public Relations Officer. The collection is comprised of 340 photographs and a small amount of textual materials from his 1945-1946 service.

Jim Plant oral interview

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021-09-24
Content Description The Jim Plant oral interview is a small collection consisting of an audio recording and related document of an oral interview conducted by Fred Parkinson with his uncle Jim Plant in August 1996 about Plant's experience as a prisoner of war during World War II. James Plant was a bomber pilot for the Royal Air Force during World War II who was shot down in July 1940 over Germany. He was detained as a prisoner of war for five wars until he was released on May 2, 1945 by the Allies. In...

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