Robert C. Newman grew up on a farm in Virginia during the Depression. He remembers being very frustrated with farm life and eventually left to work for the FBI as a file clerk. It was then that World War II came along and gave him the chance to be a pilot. He completed his Army basic training in Miami Beach Florida in 1943 and after almost two more years of training and flight school flew his first mission in January of 1945.

Transcript Number 345
Title: Robert C. Newman: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Robert C. Newman
Interviewer: Sherman Hayes
Date of Interview: May 6, 2003
Location of Interview: Wilmington, N.C.
Description: 1 Mini-DV Cassette Tape; sd., col.+ 1 VHS Cassette Tape
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience