Ben Bahlmann interview with Harold V. Gividen

Ben Bahlmann interview with Harold V. Gividen

Dates: 1999 January 24

Typescript of an interview conducted by Ben Bahlmann on January 24, 1999. The audiocassettes from which the interview was transcribed were retained by Bahlmann. Gividen tells about his experiences as a co-pilot on a B-17 bomber during World War II. He talks about his training and experiences in combat. His bomber was shot down over Germany, but it crashed in Switzerland. He was severely injured, and remained in Switzerland for the remainder of the war.

  • Extent: 20 p. 1 interview
  • Creator: Bahlmann, Ben. -- Gividen, Harold V., 1924
  • Call Number: MSS 3022
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Interview must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3022; Ben Bahlmann interview with Harold V. Gividen; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3022, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item was donated to the office of Special Collections by Ben Bahlmann.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ben Bahlmann.
Subject Terms
Military; Politics, Government, and Law; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Swiss
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Bahlmann (Ben) interview with Harold V. Gividen
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-05T04:20-0700
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Biographical/Historical note

Gividen was a resident of Mapleton, Utah, at the time of the interview. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

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