G. Easton Brown interview

G. Easton Brown interview

Dates: 1985 July 3

Transcript of an interview conducted by Clayton Dahle on 3 July 1985 for the Ray Hillam war project. Brown served as a gunner for the United States Army Air Corps and flew combat missions against the Japanese. He was shot down and captured by the Japanese. Even though he was starved and tortured, he managed to survive. He said that the United States participation in World War II was justified.

  • Extent: 1 item (23 p.)
  • Creator: Brown, G. Easton. -- Dahle, Clayton
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3179
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from G. Easton Brown 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 SC 3179; G. Easton Brown interview; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3179, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These materials were donated to the Special Collections by Ray Hillam in 1999.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Grant P. Skabelund; 1999 April 8.
Subject Terms
Brown, G. Easton; Material Types; Military; Oral Histories; 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, American; World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
Genre / Form
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).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC3179
Finding Aid Title
Brown (G. Easton) interview
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:14-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Veteran of World War II.



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