Randy Christensen interview of Grant Ash

Randy Christensen interview of Grant Ash

Dates: 1985

Typescript of an interview conducted by Randy Christiansen for Hillam's War Project. Also included is the audiocassette from which the interview was transcibed. Ash talks about flying combat missions in World War II over Romania, Germany, and other parts of Europe. He flew the B-24 bomber. He was also shot down and captured. Ash talks about his experiences as a prisoner of war held by Germany.

  • Extent: 1 sound cassettes. -- 41 p. (1 interview)
  • Creator: Ash, Grant. -- Christiansen, Randy
  • Call Number: MSS 3062
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Randy Christensen interview of Grant Ash 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 3062; Randy Christensen interview of Grant Ash; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3062, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These materials were found in the receptionist's area of the office of Special Collections.
Acquisition Information
Found; reception area of Special Collections.
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, German
Genre / Form
Audiocassettes; Interviews
Appraisal Information
Illustrates an LDS soldier's experience in wartime. Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Christensen (Randy) interview of Grant Ash
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Geoff McLaughlin
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-05T04:04-0700
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Biographical History

Ash served for the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

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