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Doug Burtell, Martin Rolfness, and Oscar Rolfness interview
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TitleDoug Burtell, Martin Rolfness, and Oscar Rolfness interview
Date of Original1993-03-20
CreatorFisher, Brian
Creator RoleInterviewer;
DescriptionAn interview with Doug Burtell, Martin Rolfness, and Oscar Rolfness for the KPOK Radio-Thon to raise money for the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum. The men share their memories from World War II, such as living conditions in the South Pacific, wages, the reception of American soldiers by Australian citizens, and opinions on commanders. Oscar Rolfness was an engineer for amphibious landing crafts. Burtell was part of the intelligence recon outfit for the North Dakota National Guard in Co. K out of Dickinson and was part of the Guadalcanal Campaign. Martin Rolfness, Oscar's cousin, was a gunner on Navy SBD-Dive Bomber and later became a pilot. After the war, Martin was part of patrols between Guam and Japan.
General SubjectMilitary
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Military personnel
Military life
Military intelligence
Military officers
Military air pilots
Air pilots
Amphibious vehicles
Military reconnaissance
Aircraft carriers
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945
Personal NameBurtell, Doug
Rolfness, Martin
Rolfness, Oscar
Organization NameUnited States. Army
United States. Navy
North Dakota. National Guard. Infantry Regiment, 1st. Company K
Item NumberPTRM-4A-4B
Format of OriginalAudio cassettes
Transcription"Part A. Doug Burtell-Martin Rolfness-Oscar Rolfness, Service memories cont.-Japan- Service reunion."—Handwritten on front of tape 4A
"All on Service-Pearl Harbor- Guam- Aircrafts- World War II living conditions-Vietnam"—Handwritten on tape 4B.
Repository InstitutionPioneer Trails Regional Museum
Credit LinePioneer Trails Regional Museum (PTRM-4A-4B)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationPioneer Trails Regional Museum
12 First Ave. N.
P. O. Box 78
Bowman, ND 58623
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09
Digital IDdmPTRM4A4B
Media StandardMPEG Audio
Audio Tracks2 track stereo (unmixed)
Data Rate128 kbps
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