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Oral history interview with Richard Bedford

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

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

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.

Interviewee
Richard Bedford
Interviewer
Stephen A. Mize
Date
2013 April 26  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:22:27
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