User Login

Login Access

Search the Collections

Clyde Benson Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: New Guinea

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-09-11

Duration: 00:07:44

Subjects: Benson, Clyde | World War II | Military | Veterans | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | United States. Army. Air Corps | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean | Spam (Trademark)


  • Ready, Crystal Interviewer
  • Benson, Clyde Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on September 11, 2007, with Clyde Benson, a navigator in the 72nd Squadron of the 5th Bombardment Group of the 13th Air Force during World War II. He discusses: his deployment to New Guinea; his 44 combat missions; eating Spam at almost every meal; and the heroes of the war.