Ben Bahlmann interview with Robert V. Thornblad

Ben Bahlmann interview with Robert V. Thornblad

Dates: 2000 January 22

Typescript of an interview conducted by Ben Bahlmann on 22 Jan. 2000. The audiocassettes, from which the interview was transcribed, were retained by Bahlmann. Thornblad talks about his training as a fighter pilot, the characteristics of the P-39 (Airacobra) aircraft, and his various missions from North African and Italy during World War II.

  • Extent: 1 item (75 p.)(0.06 linear ft.) : (1 interview)
  • Creator: Bahlmann, Ben. -- Thornblad, Robert V., 1918
  • Call Number: MSS 3050
  • 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 3050; Ben Bahlmann interview with Robert V. Thornblad; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3050, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item was donated by Ben Bahlmann to the office of Special Collections.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ben Bahlmann.
Subject Terms
Airacobra (Fighter plane); Military; Politics, Government, and Law; 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 Robert V. Thornblad
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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

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

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