Title

Pershing Carlson, U.S. Army Air Force: Germany, World War II

Interviewers

Elmer Lian

Document Type

Interview

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Publication Date

7-23-1996

Abstract

Oral history interview with Pershing Carlson of the the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. A glider pilot, Carlson was shot down during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 and was captured by the German Army. He was imprisoned at Stalag Luft 1 near Barth, Germany. and was liberated by the U.S. Army Air Force in May 1945.

Pershing Y. Carlson was born in Minot, North Dakota, on 28 September 1918. He took courses at both Minot State College and the University of North Dakota before joining the armed forces in 1942. He died on 17 September 2002 in Rochester, Minnesota.

File Type

.mp4

Recording Length

1 hour, 20 minutes

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