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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Korean War, 1950-1953; World War, 1939-1945; Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Branch of Service: Air Force; Army Air Forces/Corps
  • Service Unit/Ship: 35th Fighter Wing, 5th Air Force; 375th Bomb Squadron, 308th Bomb Group, 14th Air Force; 621st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron (AC&W), 5th Air Force
  • Location of Service: Phan Rang, Vietnam; Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia; Sandia Base (Kirtland Air Force Base), Albuquerque, New Mexico; China; Burma, India; United States; China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater; Niigata, Japan; Roswell, New Mexico
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/76467

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William Henry Drumm, Jr. Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • William Henry Drumm, Jr. Collection

Names

  • Drumm Jr., William Henry
  • Courtnage, Lee
  • OASIS of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Home State

  • New Mexico

Headings

  • -  Drumm Jr., William Henry
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.

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
    • Service Unit/Ship: 375th Bomb Squadron, 308th Bomb Group, 14th Air Force
    • Location of Service: China; Burma, India; United States; China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1945
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as a B-24 bomber pilot.
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Service Unit/Ship: 621st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron (AC&W), 5th Air Force
    • Location of Service: Niigata, Japan; Roswell, New Mexico
    • Dates of Service: 1948-1970
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as a supply officer during the Korean War.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Service Unit/Ship: 35th Fighter Wing, 5th Air Force
    • Location of Service: Phan Rang, Vietnam; Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia; Sandia Base (Kirtland Air Force Base), Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served a comptroller for the 35th Fighter Wing in Phan Rang, Vietnam. Veteran joined the Civil Air Patrol (Official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force) in 1980 as a pilot, and flew the Gippsland GA8 Airvan during the response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Materials

  • Audio: CD [2 items] -- Oral history interview (collected 2010-09-21)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1970-11)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/76467

Cite as

  • William Henry Drumm, Jr. Collection (AFC/2001/001/76467), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio

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.

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:

Drumm Jr., William Henry, Lee Courtnage, and New Mexico Oasis Of Albuquerque. William Henry Drumm, Jr. Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.76467/.

APA citation style:

Drumm Jr, W. H., Courtnage, L. & Oasis Of Albuquerque, N. M. (1942) William Henry Drumm, Jr. Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.76467/.

MLA citation style:

Drumm Jr., William Henry, Lee Courtnage, and New Mexico Oasis Of Albuquerque. William Henry Drumm, Jr. Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.76467/>.