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Leo O. Traister Collection

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Leo O. Traister Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Leo O. Traister
State of Birth:
IL
Home State:
IL
Gender
Male
Race
Unspecified

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1941-1946
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Location of Service
Chanute Air Force Base (AFB), Illinois; Harlingen, Texas; Bangor, Maine; Camp Shanks, New York City, New York; China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater
Highest Rank
Technical Sergeant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran also served as a supply sergeant. He set up new system for processing troops overseas and helped develop physical recreational programs.

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] --Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Adrianna Bahena
Interviewer:
Niambre Griffin
Contributor:
Lawrence Hallstrom
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Manual High School
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/89015
Subjects:
Traister, Leo O.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Cite as:
Leo O. Traister Collection
(AFC/2001/001/89015), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2013-06-18
 

 

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