Veterans History Project: An Interview with Howard Sosbee

Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Interview conducted by Jeanne Czarnecki and produced by Jennifer Cockerill. Recorded at the Downtown Branch, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, November 4, 2014.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1923, Howard F. Sosbee served in the United States Air Corps from 1943-1946 during World War II, as a navigator as well as a cannon loader on a B-25 Mitchell medium bomber in the 82nd Squadron, and 12th Bomb Group of the 10th Air Force. He was stationed at Fenny Airfield in Bangladesh and participated in the Burma Campaign in the South-East Asian Theatre from Myitkyina to Rangoon in support of the British 14th Army. In addition to the bombing missions, his crew air-dropped supplies to support the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) ground troops. He received the Air Medal with cluster and reached the rank of Captain.
Creator: Sosbee, Howard; Czarnecki, Jeanne; Cockerill, Jennifer
Date: 11/4/2014
  • Santa Cruz (County)
  • 2010s
  • 1940s
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Identifier: VH-SOSBEE


Sosbee, Howard, Jeanne Czarnecki, and Jennifer Cockerill. “Veterans History Project: An Interview with Howard Sosbee.” 11/4/2014. SCPL Local History. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.