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Paul M. O'Neal, Jr. Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: England

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-09-10

Duration: 00:16:32

Subjects: O'Neal, Paul M., Jr. | World War II | Military | Veterans | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | United States. Army. Air Corps | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe


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  • O'Neal, Paul M, Jr. Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on September 10, 2007, with Paul M. O’Neal, Jr., a maintenance worker with the 361st Fighter Group of the Army Air Corps during World War II. He discusses: sleeping in Nissen huts at his air base in England; his work on the guns and bombs of the airplanes, including B-51s; and the time he overslept and left a gun on a plane unloaded before it went on a mission. He also shares his medals and photographs from World War II.