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Gilbert M. Slaughter, Sr. Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Germany, Holland

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-08-23

Duration: 00:24:00

Subjects: Slaughter, Gilbert M., Sr. | World War II | Military | Veterans | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | United States. Army. Air Corps | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe | Military glider pilots | Military gliders (Aeronautics)


  • Slaughter, Gilbert M., Sr. Interviewee
  • Lefebvre, Marian Interviewer


An oral history interview conducted on August 23, 2007, with retired Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert M. Slaughter, Sr., a glider pilot with the 436th Troop Carrier Group of the Army Air Corps during World War II. He discusses: hearing about the Pearl Harbor attack while stationed at Turner Field in Albany, Georgia; his transfer to the glider training program; the purpose of military gliders; and his missions in Germany and Holland.