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Document Details


Title: R. Hap Halloran
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Virginia Military Institute. Preston Library. Archives and Special Collections
Collection: Adams Center (VMI) Cold War History Project
Description: R. "Hap" Halloran served in the U. S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a B-29 navigator with 73rd Wing, 499th Bomb Group, 878th Squadron, flying missions over Japan from base in Saipan, northern Marianas. Halloran was shot down over Japan on January 27, 1945 and became a prisoner of war. The interview covers his experiences on B-29 missions and his time as POW.
Extent: 22 pages
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2004 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Halloran, R. (Hap)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document location: Lexington, VA
Document date: 12-Mar-2004
Interviewer: Garvey, John
Organizations discussed: Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
Historical events discussed: Cold War, 1945-1989; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Asia; Japan; North America; Russia; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Air pilots, Military; Asia; Cold War, 1945-1989; International relations; Japan; Military education--United States; Military readiness; Military service, Voluntary; North America; Oral history; Prisoners of war; Russia; Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; United States; United States--Armed Forces; United States--Military history; United States--Military policy; United States--Military relations--Soviet Union; Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029018-32038