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James H. Hinson, Jr. transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box 27 (99.0606-99.0632), Folder: 99.0610 - Folder 1
Identifier: 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.


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


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

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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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Source of Acquisition

James H. Hinson, Jr.

Method of Acquisition

Reichert Oral History Project

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