Frank Whitaker interview with Albert E. Haines

Frank Whitaker interview with Albert E. Haines

Dates: 1985 January 29

Typescript of an interview conducted by Frank Whitaker on 29 Jan. 1985 for Hillam's War Project at Brigham Young University. Haines talks about his training in the United States Army, his deployment to combat in October 1944 as a platoon leader, and his participation in the battles of the Hurtgen Forest and the Bulge. He was severely wounded by machine gun fire on 13 Jan. 1945.

  • Extent: 43 p. (0.2 linear ft.) : 1 interview; 1 reel-to-reel sound tape.
  • Creator: Haines, Albert E. (Albert Edwyn), 1922. -- Whitaker, Frank
  • Call Number: MSS 3029
  • 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 3029; Frank Whitaker interview with Albert E. Haines; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3029, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item was found in the receptionist's are of the office of Special Collections.
Subject Terms
Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Hürtgen Forest, Battle of, Germany, 1944; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Belgium; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Germany; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
Genre / Form
Audiotapes; Interviews
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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Finding Aid Title
Whitaker (Frank) interview with Albert E. Haines
Finding Aid Author
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

Haines was a colonel at the time of the interview. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was 19 years of age in 1941.

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