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James Black at time of interview

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Cold War; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Navy; Air Force
  • Unit of Service: ATR-82 (Ocean Tug Rescue); 15th Air Force Division; Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) Headquarters; Chief Joint Personnel Recovery Center
  • Location of Service: Winona, Minnesota; China; China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater; Vietnam; China; Korea; Japan; Bainbridge, Georgia; Moody Air Force Base, Georgia; Laredo Air Force Base, Texas; Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas; Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina; Moses Lake, Washington; Davis Mountain Air Force Base, Arizona; March Air Force Base, California; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Vietnam
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel; Fireman
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/74450

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • James Arthur Black Collection

Names

  • Leverton, Helen B.
  • Sloan, John Warren
  • Black, James Arthur
  • Glenaire Retirement Community (RCOI)

Home State

  • North Carolina

Headings

  • -  Black, James Arthur
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.

Form

  • DVD

Extent

  • 1 item

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • Other

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Unit of Service: ATR-82 (Ocean Tug Rescue)
    • Location of Service: Winona, Minnesota; China; China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater
    • Highest Rank: Fireman
    • Dates of Service: 1945-1946
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 15th Air Force Division
    • Location of Service: Korea; Japan; Bainbridge, Georgia; Moody Air Force Base, Georgia; Laredo Air Force Base, Texas; Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas; Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina; Moses Lake, Washington; Davis Mountain Air Force Base, Arizona; March Air Force Base, California; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Vietnam
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1952-1984
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) Headquarters; Chief Joint Personnel Recovery Center
    • Location of Service: Vietnam
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1952-1984
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Location of Service: China
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1952-1984
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran performed reconnaissance flight over mainland China in 1955 that earned him a Distinguished Flying Cross.

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2010-10-06; 2010)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/74450

Cite as

  • James Arthur Black Collection (AFC/2001/001/74450), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image
  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

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Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

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Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Leverton, Helen B, John Warren Sloan, James Arthur Black, and Glenaire Retirement Community. James Arthur Black Collection. 1945. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.74450/.

APA citation style:

Leverton, H. B., Sloan, J. W., Black, J. A. & Glenaire Retirement Community. (1945) James Arthur Black Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.74450/.

MLA citation style:

Leverton, Helen B, et al. James Arthur Black Collection. 1945. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.74450/>.