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Oral history interview with Richard Bedford

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2013.58.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0692

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    Oral history interview with Richard Bedford


    Interview Summary
    Richard L. Bedford, born April 17, 1922 in Rochester, NY, discusses his early childhood; marrying his wife; enlisting in a military cadet program; his first military experiences; attending flight school; his experiences in the United States Army Air Corps; going overseas; being stationed in England; the events surrounding D-Day; being shot down over France; finding shelter with French farmers; being interrogated at Gestapo headquarters; being sent to a prison in Paris, France; the evacuation of the prison; his transfer to Buchenwald via boxcar; conditions at Buchenwald; the camp’s prisoners; his transfer to a POW camp; liberation; and his transition back into civilian life.
    Richard Bedford
    Mr. Stephen A. Mize
    interview:  2013 April 26
    creation: Washington (D.C.)

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    1 digital file : WAV.

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    Administrative Notes

    Stephen Mize, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Richard Bedford in Washington, DC on April 26, 2013.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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