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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Air Force
  • Unit of Service/Ship: 122nd Bomb Squadron; 34th Bomb Squadron, 17th Bomb Group, 5th Air Force
  • Location of Service: Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; Langley, Virginia; Korea; Biggs Air Force Base, Texas; West Palm Beach, Florida; Anderson Air Force Base, Guam; Stead Air Force Base, Nevada; Sculthorpe, England; Dow Air Force Base, Maine; Castle Air Force Base, California; Mather Air Force Base, California; Bangkok, Thailand; Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Station, Thailand; K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/88389

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Harvey Norman Rutherford Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Harvey Norman Rutherford Collection

Names

  • Rutherford, Harvey Norman
  • Bates, Milton J.
  • Herrala, Kathy
  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Marquette County

Home State

  • Michigan

Headings

  • -  Rutherford, Harvey Norman
  • -  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

  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 122nd Bomb Squadron; 34th Bomb Squadron, 17th Bomb Group, 5th Air Force
    • Location of Service: Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; Langley, Virginia; Korea; Biggs Air Force Base, Texas; West Palm Beach, Florida; Anderson Air Force Base, Guam; Stead Air Force Base, Nevada; Sculthorpe, England; Dow Air Force Base, Maine; Castle Air Force Base, California; Mather Air Force Base, California; Bangkok, Thailand; Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Station, Thailand; K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan
    • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1951-1972
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran also served in the following units: 341st Bomb Squadron, 8th Air Force; 97th Air Refueling Squadron, 15th Air Force; 420th Air Refueling Squadron, 3rd Air Force; 71st Air Refueling Squadron, 397th Bomb Wing; 93rd Bomb Wing; 904th Air Refueling Squadron, 320th Bomb Wing; 46th Air Refueling Squadron, 410th Bomb Wing.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran also served during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Materials

  • Audio: CD [ item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2012-05-25; 2012)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of audio recording (collected 2012-05-25)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files (collected 2012-05-26; 2012)
  • Photograph: Digital print [1 item] -- Photograph (collected 2012)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/88389

Cite as

  • Harvey Norman Rutherford Collection (AFC/2001/001/88389), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio

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:

Rutherford, Harvey Norman, Milton J Bates, Kathy Herrala, and Retired And Senior Volunteer Program Of Marquette County. Harvey Norman Rutherford Collection. 1951. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.88389/.

APA citation style:

Rutherford, H. N., Bates, M. J., Herrala, K. & Retired And Senior Volunteer Program Of Marquette County. (1951) Harvey Norman Rutherford Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.88389/.

MLA citation style:

Rutherford, Harvey Norman, et al. Harvey Norman Rutherford Collection. 1951. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.88389/>.