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Jesse L. Means Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-09-10

Duration: 00:09:34

Subjects: Means, Jesse L. | World War II | Military | Veterans | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | United States. Army. Air Corps | Barksdale Air Force Base (La.)


  • Ready, Crystal Interviewer
  • Means, Jesse L. Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on September 10, 2007, with Jesse L. Means, a civilian in the Army Air Corps stationed at Barksdale Field in Louisiana during World War II. He discusses: the building of Barksdale Field (now known as Barksdale Air Force Base); organizing the Red Horse Engineers; and wrecks that occurred during training.