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Collection Victor A. Martin
WVM ID Number OH 105
Object Name Oral History
Title Oral History Interview with Victor A. Martin
Date 1997
Event World War II
Narrator's Name Victor A. Martin
Interviewer's Name Mark Van Ells
Description In this oral history interview, Victor Martin, a Marshall, Wisconsin native, discusses his World War II service with the 14th Troop Carrier Squadron of the Army Air Force, and his post-war experience with the American Legion.

Martin relates flight training in North Carolina and Texas, and supply missions in North Africa and Italy. He talks about USO and Red Cross shows, life on a military base including drinking and gambling, and the relationship between enlisted men and officers. He comments on towing gliders, carrying German POWs, and being on base in England during German air raids. Martin describes his role dropping paratroopers on D-Day and his experiences with German anti-aircraft fire in Holland. Also touched upon is the point system, returning to work, and joining the American Legion.
Extent and Medium of Description Analog audio interview: 1 audio cassette (approx. 45 minutes)
Transcript: 23 pgs.
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Biographical Record Martin, Victor A.