Lee Q. Miller
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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.
1 hour, 31 minutes
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Veterans History Project, World War II
Army Air Force, Chaplain, Engineer, Ball Gunner, Berlin, England, bombing, Diary
Hatten, Paul Van Buren, "Interview with Paul Van Buren Hatten" (2004). Winthrop University Oral History Program. VHP 001.
LC Subject Headings
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, United States. Air Force, United States. Air Force -- Gunners