SOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: The War

In an effort to preserve an important piece of history and the contributions of southern Oregon’s local veterans, SOPTV interviewed eight area residents for their stories of World War II.

 

SOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: Lawrence J. BradfordSOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: Lawrence J. Bradford

1st Lieutenant US Army; 83rd Infantry Division; 324th Field Artillery Battalion

Served in the Army, Normandy through to Berlin

 

 

 

SOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: Janet L. NelsonSOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: Janet L. Nelson

Student at McKinley High School (near Pearl Harbor) in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 1941

Later in life, was an aircraft ferry pilot

 

 


SOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: Earle TyermanSOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: Earle Tyerman

Corporal, Expert Rifleman, United States Army Forward Echelon, 7th Corps

Landed at Utah beach the day before D-Day

 

 

 

SOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: Kay G. ChaffeySOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: Kay G. Chaffey

Flew Cargo as a WWII W.A.S.P.

Women Airforce Service Pilots

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: Gordon (Bud) DurnaSOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: Gordon (Bud) Durna

Seaman 2nd Class, Naval Aviator; Bombing Squadron #5; USS Yorktown

Earned a Purple Heart

 

 

 

SOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: Robert "Bob" SageSOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: Robert “Bob” Sage

Corporal, Messenger, 2nd Battalion, 347th Infantry, 87th Division, Left Flank of the 3rd Army

Shares the hard reality of losing a good friend to war

 

 

 

SOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: August EgliSOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: August Egli

Single-handedly “sunk” a Japanese cargo submarine

Shares the hard reality of losing a good friend to war

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: Keith D. ArasmithSOUTHERN OREGON STORIES: Keith D. Arasmith

Private US Army; Superintendent of Heavy Equipment; 802nd Engineer Aviation Battalion

Nearly killed in a caterpillar tractor accident

 

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