Baldwin, Charles 2018-11-06

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This interview features Charles Baldwin as he recounts his service in World War II as a fighter pilot. In this interview, Baldwin describes why he wanted to get his pilot license and then flying a fighter plane in the European theater of World War II.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Charles Baldwin

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: November 6, 2018

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 01:30:14 (1 hour 30 minutes)


Introduction and background information; Meeting his second wife; Going to college, his major in college; Getting called to service during World War II, pilot training; Where he went after ground school; entering the European theater; Facing the Germans in air combat; the plane he flew in combat; What happened to the fighter pilots after the war; Achieving his letters and photos, getting back home after the war

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: patrons may listen to a CD copy in our reading room

Transcript: transcript available on dspace

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