Interview with Bernell S. Heaton, March 15, 1985

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Master Sergeant Bernell S. Heaton served as a waist gunner in the 303rd Bomb Group. He flew fifteen missions, and describes raids on Bremen and Gelsenkirchen, Germany. On his fifteenth mission, his plane was shot down. Wounded, he bailed out and was discovered by German farmers, who took him to an S.S. camp. After a brief interrogation, Heaton was transferred to the Stalag 17 P.O.W. camp. He discusses his life in Stalag 17, his attempt to escape, and his eventual evacuation.

Interview Accession

1985oh061_ww003

Interviewee Name

Bernell S. Heaton

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1985-03-15

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Heaton, Bernell S. Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 15 Mar. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Heaton, B.S. (1985, March 15). Interview by A. L. Kelly. American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Heaton, Bernell S., interview by Arthur L. Kelly. March 15, 1985, American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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