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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Orvil A. Anderson
RLIN number: NXCP86-A8
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Henry H. Arnold Project
Description: Recollections of General Arnold from 1938; War Department policy on planes; fighters vs. bombers; Lend-Lease; expansion of forces, 1941-1942; problems of allocation and division of appropriations; organization of United States Air Force; Joint Chiefs and Joint Planning Staff; Pearl Harbor attack; Ploesti raid, 1942. Impressions of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, General George C. Marshall, Admiral Ernest J. King, and others.
Extent: Transcript: 113 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from W. Bruce Arnold. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1959 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Anderson, Orvil A., 1895-1965
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1895
Speaker occupation: Air Force officer
Age at speaking: 64
Document date: 1959
Interviewer: Shaughnessy, Donald F.
Organizations discussed: U.S. Air Force; U.S. Army Air Force, 1918-1947; U.S. Department of Defense
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aeronautics, Military; Air pilots; North America; Oral history; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Army Air Force, 1918-1947; U.S. Department of Defense; United States; Veterans; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Anderson, Orvil A., 1895-1965; Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950; Aviation; Lend-Lease operations (1941-1945); United States--War Department--Appropriations and expenditures; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016804-12247