Interviewee

Paul Van Buren Hatten

Interviewer

Lee Q. Miller

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Abstract

In his January 19, 2004 interview with Lee Q. Miller, Paul Van Buren Hatten explains how he entered the service during WWII and became a ball gunner for the Air Force. Hatten recalls basic training, his first mission, and the times he was “concerned” for his safety. Hatten provides detail about his crew members and how their confidence and expertise made him feel safe. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.

Publication Date

1-19-2004

Unique Identifier

VHP 001

Format

1 Cassette

Length

1 hour, 31 minutes

Restrictions

This interview is open for use.

Series

Veterans History Project, World War II

Keywords

Army Air Force, Chaplain, Engineer, Ball Gunner, Berlin, England, bombing, Diary

Disciplines

Oral History

Interview with Paul Van Buren Hatten

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