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James H. Hinson, Jr. transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0610 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.99.0610

Scope and Contents

This oral history interview transcript of Sergeant James H. Hinson, Jr. details his experiences during World War II with the 132nd Ordnance Maintenance Company, 11th Tank Battalion in the United States Army, in the European Theater of Operations.

His oral history focuses on his childhood, basic training, D-Day, capturing German soldiers, being awarded the Bronze Star, home front support, visiting Buchenwald Concentration Camp, playing baseball overseas, returning to college, and his outlook on the military.


  • 1943-1946
  • Majority of material found within 1943-1999
  • Date acquired: 11/17/1999


Language of Materials

English .

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Biographical or Historical Information

James H. Hinson, Jr. was born in Dayton, Tennessee on March 3, 1925. He finished high school in Atlanta, GA and was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was inducted at Fort McPherson in Georgia as a part of the 132nd Ordnance Maintenance and 11th Tank Battalion.


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Source of Acquisition

James H. Hinson, Jr.

Method of Acquisition

Reichert Oral History Project

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