World War II Experiences
"Timeless Voices" Oral History Project
S/Sgt. Vaughn Erickson, 398th Bomb Group Ball Turret Gunner
602nd Squadron, Eighth Air Force
- The Vaughn Erickson, 398th Ball Turret Gunner - 602nd Squadron Video Interview runs 55 minutes 21 seconds.
- Vaughn Erickson, 398th Ball Turret Gunner - 602nd Squadron Video Interview Transcription - open to read along while watching the video. The interview has not yet been transcribed. If interested in transcribing see contact details at the beginning of 398th Timeless Voices Interviews Transcription Status.
- S/Sgt. Vaughn Erickson was the Ball Turret Gunner on Paul Roderick's 602nd Squadron crew.
- To play the video above, hover over the black viewing box to display the control bar then click on the play button. Additional information can be found on our Timeless Voices index page under Getting Connected.
- Roderick's Crew - 602nd Squadron - 28 July 1944
- Paul Roderick, 398th Pilot - 602nd Squadron Video Interview (49m 38s)
Paul Roderick, 398th Pilot - 602nd Squadron Video Interview Transcription
There are three parts. Part I is Paul Roderick's Timeless Voices Interview. Part II is the amusing Cockpit Dialog skit performed at the 398th 2006 Reunion by Paul Roderick - Pilot and Roger Harvey Co-Pilot, and introduced by Bob Bowen. In Part III The Roderick Crew Tells War Stories, Paul and Roger are joined by former Ball Turret Gunner Eric Erickson. Part II begins at 21m 58s. Part III begins at 34m 10s.
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