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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Cold War; World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps; Air Force; Army
  • Unit of Service: Base Supply Squadron, 363rd Group; 19th Air Refueling Squadron (19 ARS); 34th Air Refueling Squadron, 4321st Wing; 55th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron; 14th Air Commando Wing; Headquarters, 3rd Battalion, 355th Infantry Regiment, 97th Infantry Division; 33rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron (PRS), 363d Tactical Reconnaissance Group; Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division
  • Location of Service: Brooks Field, Texas; Langley Field, Virginia; Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Thornborough Air Base, Alaska; Shaw Field, Sumter, South Carolina; Washington, DC; New Haven, Connecticut; Taiwan; Homestead Air Base, Florida; Morocco; Azores Islands; Spain; England; Castle Air Force Base, California; McClellan Air Force Base, California; Offit Air Force Base, Kansas; Fort Belvoir, Virginia;; Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Vietnam; Beale Air Force Base, California; Fort Benning, Georgia; Camp Carson, Colorado; Glendale, and Phoenix, Arizona; Santa Ana, and Mather Field, California; Coffeyville, Kansas; Tinker Field, Oklahoma; Europe; Paris, France; Germany; Fort McClellan, Anniston, Alabama; Camp Haan, Riverside, Fort Ord and Monterey Bay, California
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant; Lieutenant Colonel
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/76147

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Robert Charles DeVoe Collection

Names

  • DeVoe, Robert Charles
  • Loken, Virgil D.
  • G. Hoberman / L. Rogaski
  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Sacramento, CA

Home State

  • California

Headings

  • -  DeVoe, Robert Charles
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
    • Unit of Service: Headquarters, 3rd Battalion, 355th Infantry Regiment, 97th Infantry Division; 33rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron (PRS), 363d Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    • Location of Service: Fort Benning, Georgia; Camp Carson, Colorado; Glendale, and Phoenix, Arizona; Santa Ana, and Mather Field, California; Coffeyville, Kansas; Tinker Field, Oklahoma; Europe; Paris, France; Germany
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1946
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: Base Supply Squadron, 363rd Group; 19th Air Refueling Squadron (19 ARS); 34th Air Refueling Squadron, 4321st Wing; 55th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
    • Location of Service: Brooks Field, Texas; Langley Field, Virginia; Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Thornborough Air Base, Alaska; Shaw Field, Sumter, South Carolina; Washington, DC; New Haven, Connecticut; Taiwan; Homestead Air Base, Florida; Morocco; Azores Islands; Spain; England; Castle Air Force Base, California; McClellan Air Force Base, California; Offit Air Force Base, Kansas; Fort Belvoir, Virginia;
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1946-1969
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as assistant Air Attaché to the United States Embassy in Taipei and as Air Attaché to the United States Embassy in Seoul.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 14th Air Commando Wing
    • Location of Service: Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Vietnam; Beale Air Force Base, California
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division
    • Location of Service: Fort McClellan, Anniston, Alabama; Camp Haan, Riverside, Fort Ord and Monterey Bay, California
    • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1940-1942
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served in the New York National Guard.

Materials

  • Video: MiniDV [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2010-11-16)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/76147

Cite as

  • Robert Charles DeVoe Collection (AFC/2001/001/76147), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • video

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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.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

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:

Devoe, Robert Charles, Virgil D Loken, G. Hoberman / L. Rogaski, and Ca Retired And Senior Volunteer Program Of Sacramento. Robert Charles DeVoe Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.76147/.

APA citation style:

Devoe, R. C., Loken, V. D., G. Hoberman / L. Rogaski & Retired And Senior Volunteer Program Of Sacramento, C. (1942) Robert Charles DeVoe Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.76147/.

MLA citation style:

Devoe, Robert Charles, et al. Robert Charles DeVoe Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.76147/>.