|Collection||Leonard J. Griffith|
|WVM ID Number||OH 111|
|Object Name||Oral History|
|Title||Oral History Interview with Leonard J. Griffin|
|Narrator's Name||Leonard J. Griffin|
|Interviewer's Name||James McIntosh|
In this oral history interview, Leonard Griffith, a Janesville, Wisconsin native, discusses his Korean War service as a B-26 pilot with the Air Force.
Griffith talks about basic training at Lackland Air Force Base (Texas), flight training at Columbus Air Force Base (Mississippi), and training with international soldiers. Griffith describes the differences between flying single engine and twin engine planes and the difficulties of dive bombing. He comments on the mission he remembers the most vividly, rotating shifts on the landing strip, and changes in the war as it became a stalemate.
After returning to the United States, Griffin touches upon serving as an Air Force instructor and service in the Reserves. He also mentions his regrets over not using the GI Bill and opening his own business.
|Extent and Medium of Description||
Analog video recording: 1 VHS tape (approx. 1 hour, 10 minutes)
Transcript: 24 pgs.
Griffith, Leonard J.