Petroleum industry and trade--Oklahoma.; Air pilots.; Ranchers--Texas--Biography.
Born in Saskawa, capitol of the Seminole Nation in Oklahoma, he describes his father's interests in the banking and oil industries in the early 20th century and following the family's move to San Antonio, his own work in the oil and cattle business...
Doolittle, James Harold d 1896-.; World War, 1939-1945.; United States--Army Air Forces, 1942-1947.
Col. Edward J. York, USAF, Ret. describes his involvement in the April 18, 1942 Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, including preparation before the raid and his internment in Russia for fourteen months afterward.
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American;
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio banker John M. Bennett recalls his historic role as the leader of a two major bombing operations of World War II. Bennett, descended from the Bennett and Armstrong ranching families of South Texas, recalls both the...
United States. Army.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives.; Panama--History--American Invasion, 1989--Personal Narratives.; Persian Gulf War, 1990-1995--Personal Narratives.;
Drafted in 1967, Fletcher served in the Vietnam War until 1968. After ROTC in college, Fletcher served as an officer from 1975 to 1995 and was involved in America's invasion of Panama as well as the Persian Gulf War.
Topics: Vietnam War, military...
University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio; Exhibitions and museums; Shuffler, R. Henderson (Ralph Henderson), 1908--1975; Ransom, Harry Huntt, 1908-1976; Baker, Oscar Terrell, 1910-2006.
Davis shares his knowledge of the development of the Institute of Texan Cultures as a public museum, particularly the Folklife Festival, and relates background on the people and events involved in this process.
United Service Organizations (U.S.).; USO-Camp Shows, Inc.; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.; Dancing.
Personal history of Betsy (Berkley) Robinson who left Seguin, Texas for New York City during the Depression. She trained and worked as a dancer and entertainer before joining the USO and working in the camp shows during World War II.
United States. Army. Infantry Division.;Aeronautics, Military--Texas.; Krueger, Walter, 1881-1967.; Foulois, Benjamin Delahauf, 1879-1967.
San Antonio, Texas Consisting of two interviews, the first is Wilkins' military experiences in 1939. including training at Camp Bullis and formation of the Triangular Division and the second recounts the 45th anniversary of flights in 1955 when...
San Marcos (Tex.).; Petroleum industry and trade.; Farm equipment.; Industrial equipment.
San Marcos, Texas Ernest Cummings tells the story of his creative father, Jim Cummings, who, seeing men hand-shoveling dirt into a pipeline ditch, launched the pipeline equipment industry by rigging a blade onto a farm tractor. That early...
Saibara, Robert.; Saibara, Rola.; Waki, George.; Waki, May.; Watanabe Family.; Japanese Americans--Texas.; United States--Army.; World War, 1939-1945.
Houston, Texas Rola Saibara (nee Watanabe) and May Waki (nee Watanabe) are sisters. Saibara and Waki families discuss history of the rice farming their parents began, picture marriages (chasi kepo), and the Japanese colonies in the early 1900s....