Title

Ernie Sands, U.S. Army Air Corps: Germany, World War II

Authors

Ernest M. Sands

Interviewers

Elmer Lian

Document Type

Interview

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Publication Date

9-23-1997

Abstract

Oral history interview with Ernest Sands of the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Second World War. Sands was shot down over Cologne, Germany on 14 October 1944. He evaded capture for several days before being caught by German civilians. He was imprisoned at Stalag Luft 3 and Stalag Luft 7a and was liberated by General George Patton's Third Army on 30 April 1945.

Ernest M. Sands was born on 30 April 1992 in Alberta, Canada. He graduated from Minot High School in 1939 and from the University of North Dakota in 1946. He served in the North Dakota State Senate from 1967 to 1970 and from 1973 until 1980. He served as North Dakota's Lieutenant Governor from 1981 until 1985. He died on April 9, 2012, in Minot.

File Type

.mp4

Recording Length

1 hour, 11 minutes

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