Interview with Jennings E. Watkins, June 9, 2003

Project: Oldham County Historical Society: Oldham County Veterans Oral History Project

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Jennings E. Watkins, a resident of Louisville, served in the United States Army Air Corps as a radio operator from 1942 to 1945, retiring with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He completed his basic training at Fort Benjamin Harrison and went on to receive training at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis Missouri, Scott Field in Illinois and Bowman field in Louisville, Ky. Watkins was stationed in Chabua, India and flew over the Himalayan Mountains (also know as "the Hump"). During one flight over "the Hump", Watkins plane malfunctioned causing him and the rest of the crew to bail out. As a result they were forced to trek through the jungle for 16 days before reaching safety near the Ledo Road. Prior to V-E Day, Watkins returned to Memphis and was assigned to be a MP until the end of the war.

Interview Accession

2012oh146_ochs048

Interviewee Name

Jennings E. Watkins

Interviewer Name

Joseph Ward

Interview Date

2003-06-09

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Watkins, Jennings E. Interview by Joseph Ward. 09 Jun. 2003. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Watkins, J.E. (2003, June 09). Interview by J.. Ward. Oldham County Historical Society: Oldham County Veterans Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Watkins, Jennings E., interview by Joseph Ward. June 09, 2003, Oldham County Historical Society: Oldham County Veterans Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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