Veterans History Project: An Interview with William Linford

Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Interview conducted by Jeanne Czarnecki and produced by Jennifer Cockerill. Recorded at Dominican Oaks, Santa Cruz, May 27, 2014.

Born in Nebraska in 1922, William R. Linford served in the United States Army Air Corps from 11 November 1942 to 10 October 1945. He was in the 8th Air Force, Division 1, 351st Bomb Group. He completed 35 missions over Germany as the navigator on a B17 Flying Fortress. He was awarded the Air Medal and reached the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
Creator: Linford, William; Czarnecki, Jeanne; Cockerill, Jennifer
Date: 5/27/2014
  • Santa Cruz (County)
  • 2010s
  • 1940s
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Identifier: VH-LINFORD


Linford, William, Jeanne Czarnecki, and Jennifer Cockerill. “Veterans History Project: An Interview with William Linford.” 5/27/2014. SCPL Local History. Accessed 22 July 2024.