Ben Bahlmann interview with James H. Rickard

Ben Bahlmann interview with James H. Rickard

Dates: 1999 November 21

Typescript of an interview conducted by Ben Bahlmann on 21 November 1999. The typescript was taken from audiocassettes which were retained by Bahlmann. Rickard talks about his training as a fighter pilot for P-47 aircraft. He also tells about his 73 combat missions which he flew over Germany and other parts of Europe.

  • Extent: 1 item (58 p.)(0.06 linear ft.) : (1 interview)
  • Creator: Bahlmann, Ben. -- Rickard, James H., 1919
  • Call Number: MSS 3034
  • 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 3034; Ben Bahlmann interview with James H. Rickard; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3034, 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; Thunderbolt (Fighter plane); World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
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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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Finding Aid Title
Bahlmann (Ben) interview with James H. Rickard
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-05T04:20-0700
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Biographical note

Rickard was born in Wyoming and was living in Provo, Utah, at the time of the interview. He served as a pilot for the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

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