Recorded memoir of Alexander Quaglietti (MC 371/882/56)
Recorded memoir of Alexander Quaglietti
1 audio cassette (Certron LN60)
nd [c 1985]
392nd Bomb Group
[00:00-05:00] Introductory remarks, including volunteering for service, January 1943. Describes training: basic, Miami Beach, Florida; armament and aviation supply technician at air craft ordnance school, Michigan; Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas and Alamogordo, New Mexico, including anecdote about building outdoor swimming pool. Describes journey to Scotland on ship, 'Queen Mary', transfer to Wendling, Norfolk, and his feelings about military service. Comments on Wendling and surrounding area. Describes special assignment to British bomb reconnaissance group, Leicester. [05:00-10:00] Comments on friendships with British people, sightseeing in London, his interest in history and visiting cities with the same names as those in the United States. Anecdote about meeting a couple from Norwich in America. Remarks on memories of England, including driving on left side of the road, double-decker buses, tea, pubs and the English people. Recorded on side A only. For tape insert, see MC 376/431/8.