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Document Details


Title: Billy Lindley
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: Mr. Billy Lindley joined the Texas Air National Guard not long after President Roosevelt mobilized the National Guard on August 27, 1940. After completing his training in Oregon, Mr. Lindley joined the 111th Observational Squadron. With the 111th he served as an air gunner on patrols of the U.S.-Mexico border. Billy and his coworkers watched for German submarines attempting to disrupt American trade in the Gulf of Mexico. He clearly remembers the day his role in America’s defense was changed—the day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. I was still in the State at that time . . . and I accepted a transfer from the Texas National Guard into (pilot) training.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Lindley, Billy
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel; Pilot
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: OHI0029667-32909