Recorded memoir of George Epperson (MC 371/882/18)
Recorded memoir of George Epperson
1 audio cassette (Ultrasound C 60)
2 Feb 1983
65th Fighter Wing
[00:00-05:00] Comments on entering military service, 1942, from Oregon State College. Describes military intelligence training including exercises for invasion of North Africa, Californian desert, Summer 1942. Describes duties as intelligence officer to 373rd Fighter Squadron, 360th Fighter Group, Glendale, California and Edwards Air Base: training P-38 pilots in aircraft and ship recognition, escape and evasion. Mentions journey to England on ship, 'Queen Elizabeth', May 1944 and assignment to 65th Fighter Wing. Describes time in Saffron Walden, Essex, summary of fighter bases and aeroplanes and recollections of Brig. Gen. Jesse Auton. [05:00-10:00] Jesse Auton continued. Describes duties as assistant wing intelligence officer and base at Essex Grammar School. Mentions visits to Eastbourne and London. Describes post-war tour of Germany with Jesse Auton in a B-17; service in 3rd Air Division, Elveden, as assistant staff judge advocate and journey home to the United States on ship, 'Queen Mary'. Describes post-war activities [10:00-15:00] Post-war activities continued. Describes Anglo-American memorial in Saffron Walden. Anecdotes including an officer's club, Saffron Walden. Recorded on side A only.