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James Milton Harper Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Tunis, Tunisia, Foggia, Italy

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-09-11

Duration: 00:12:36

Subjects: Harper, James Milton | World War II | Military | Veterans | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | United States. Army. Air Corps | Military education | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy


  • Ready, Crystal Interviewer
  • Harper, James Milton Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on September 11, 2007, with James Milton Harper, a member of the Army Air Corps during World War II. He discusses: his training; his deployment to Tunis, Tunisia, in North Africa; his first mission over Foggia, Italy, which lasted two hours; his group’s transfer to Foggia; his subsequent bombing raids; and his trip home from the war.