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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
  • Unit of Service: 457th Airlift Squadron, 483rd Airlift Wing; 457th Tactical Airlift Squadron; 308th Ballistic Missile Wing; 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force; 67th Fighter Wing; Air Force Reserve; 27th Air Division; Air Defense Command
  • Location of Service: Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Vietnam; Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas; Athens, Greece; Pentagon, Virginia; Italy; Norton Air Force Base, California; Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama; Wright Field, Ohio; Stewart Air Force Base, New York; England; France; European Theater; Desert Training Center, California
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/90991

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Steven Nicholas Pisanos Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Steven Nicholas Pisanos Collection

Names

  • Pisanos, Steven Nicholas
  • Yankee Air Museum
  • Imlach, Douglas C.
  • Osborne, Julie

Home State

  • California

Headings

  • -  Pisanos, Steven Nicholas
  • -  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.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
    • Unit of Service: 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force; 67th Fighter Wing; Air Force Reserve
    • Location of Service: Wright Field, Ohio; Stewart Air Force Base, New York; England; France; European Theater; Desert Training Center, California
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1973
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran was missing in action for six months in France after being forced to crash land behind enemy lines. He flew on 110 combat missions during World War II in Spitfires, P-47 and P-51 aircraft. He served with the Royal Air Force before joining the Army Air Forces.
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 27th Air Division; Air Defense Command
    • Location of Service: Pentagon, Virginia; Italy; Norton Air Force Base, California; Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 457th Airlift Squadron, 483rd Airlift Wing; 457th Tactical Airlift Squadron; 308th Ballistic Missile Wing
    • Location of Service: Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Vietnam; Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas; Athens, Greece
    • Highest Rank: Colonel
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran flew on 375 combat missions during the Vietnam War flying C-7 Caribou transport missions to supply Army Special Forces camps throughout Southeast Asia.

Materials

  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2011-05-26; 2011-05-26)
  • Manuscript: Biography [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2011)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of audio recording (collected 2012-11-27)
  • Photograph: Photocopy of Photographic Print [8 items] -- Photograph (collected 1942-1944)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of photograph (collected 2012-08-07; 2012-08-07)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/90991

Cite as

  • Steven Nicholas Pisanos Collection (AFC/2001/001/90991), 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:

Pisanos, Steven Nicholas, Yankee Air Museum, Douglas C Imlach, and Julie Osborne. Steven Nicholas Pisanos Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.90991/.

APA citation style:

Pisanos, S. N., Yankee Air Museum, Imlach, D. C. & Osborne, J. (1942) Steven Nicholas Pisanos Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.90991/.

MLA citation style:

Pisanos, Steven Nicholas, et al. Steven Nicholas Pisanos Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.90991/>.