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Document Details


Title: Charles Inglis
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: In 1942, nineteen-year-old Charles E. Inglis was drafted into the Army. Although most conscripted men were sent to the front to fight, Mr. Inglis received a different kind of assignment—he was to be an Army cook, a job that took him half way around the world. Mr. Inglis was first stationed at Fort Sam Houston where he trained other Army personnel to cook and In September 1942, he volunteered to go overseas as a part of a special cadre. With this group, Mr. Inglis traveled to Hawaii, the Aleutian Islands, and eventually Guadalcanal, where he first fought the Japanese. Mr. Inglis explains that he had to get out there on the line with the troops and fight before he could set up his kitchen.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Inglis, Charles E.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Cook; 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: OHI0029662-32904