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Document Details


Title: Fred Huebner
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Rice University. Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning
Collection: Heights Remembers World War II Oral History Project
Description: For two years Fred Huebner managed to avoid conscription and to stay out of World War II. Because he worked for Reed Roller Bit Company producing struts for airplanes, the U.S. military granted Mr. Huebner three deferments. Ultimately, Fred was called into service in 1943. Since Mr. Huebner scored well on the military’s aptitude test, he was given a choice of service in either the Army or the Navy. Well, he says, I guess I was kinda chicken because I didn’t like the idea of hand-to-hand battle . . . and I thought in the Navy, Boom, from the ship you’d shoot way over on (to) the shore. Mr. Huebner was dubbed a Volunteer Inductee. I don’t know why they called it that because I didn’t volunteer, he laughs.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Huebner, Fred
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Asia; Europe; Japan; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Europe; History; Japan; Local history; North America; Oral history; Soldiers; United States; Veterans; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--War work; World War, 1939-1945--Women
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029661-32903