Interview with Joe Bowman


  • Identifier2020 OH 172
  • Date3/13/20
  • InterviewerShort, Elaina
  • IntervieweeBowman, Joe
  • DescriptionJoe Bowman comments on his experiences in basic training and his deployment to Midway Island, where he repaired airplanes. Bowman also talks about his placement in Texas and Germany. In Germany, Mr. Bowman’s mission was transportation for high ranking officials and plane repair. He also talked about how the men would “play” battlefield for practice and each side would be graded on their work. Bowman also discusses what it was like to bring his family over to Germany with him.
  • Duration :27:40
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.
  • IndexerShort, Elaina


“Interview with Joe Bowman,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed April 18, 2024,