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Edward Fetzer Oral History Interview

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Citation

Fetzer, Edward, “Edward Fetzer Oral History Interview,” Madison Historical, accessed November 27, 2021, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/items/show/853.

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Description

This oral history interview with Edward Fetzer was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Edward J.F. Fetzer, Jr. was born on April 21, 1921. This interview focuses on his experience as a B-26 “Marauder” in World War II. The interview also includes other phases of his life, such as growing up on a farm in Illinois, moving to California to work in commercial aviation and then joining the air service in September of 1941, completing military training, and flying 75 bombing missions in occupied western Europe. He mentions his insurance career in the Midwest until his retirement in 1985 followed by retirement living in northern Wisconsin.

Subjects

  • Lincoln Place
  • Highland
  • Granite City

Creator

Fetzer, Edward

Date

October 6, 2001

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Language

English

Type

  • Oral History

Format

  • mp3
  • pdf

Duration

  • 1:55:35

Interviewer

Gasper, Donald

Interviewee

Fetzer, Edward

Location

Lincoln Place, Granite City, Illinois

Bit Rate

471 kbit/s, 475 kbit/s, 219 kbit/s

Coverage

  • Lincoln Place
  • Granite City, Illinois

Identifier

  • Fetzer_Edward-0-001
  • Original archive accession number: A02:43
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