Sharp, Comer E 1982-12-05

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Comer Sharp discusses his service in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Comer E. Sharp

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: December 05, 1982

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Mark Wells

Length: 45 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Comer Sharp, Born: July 30, 1916, in Jones County, Texas, Father and brother, Schoolteachers, Father born in Missouri, Mother born in Jones County, Texas, Comer Sharp, Education, Degree in industrial education, Employment, Could not find a teaching job, Entered the service in 1942, Basic training in Wichita Falls, Trained for maintenance, Adaption to military life, First assignment in India, First impressions of India, Accommodations, Anecdote: soldier with a monkey, Duties, Commanding officer, Missions, Base conditions, Runways, Being bombed, Period of time in China, Returned to United States by December 7, 1945, Returned to Texas, Discharged in Tyler, Texas, Returned to Stamford, Reentered dairy business, Post war occupation, City Judge.

Tape 1, Side 2: Moved to Lubbock (1957), Reasons for move, Became milk inspector, Duties, Pasteurizing plants, Advisability of purchasing raw milk, Impressions of Lubbock, Conservative, Opening of the "Strip", Bootleggers, Vietnam War, Affect of relations between Reese Air Force Base, and Lubbock, Racial climate, Lubbock tornado (May 11, 1970), Damages, Public health activities, Cooperation of citizenry, Reasons for good relations.

Range Dates: 1916-1982

Bulk Dates: 1942-1957


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