A generalized description of soldier life in the Philippines. Program #8
Interviews with Corporal Alice Whitlow of Prescott; Corporal Catherine Paxton of Douglas; Private Jamie Bulliss of San Carlos; Private Lucy Ann Robles of Tucson. Program #7
Unidentified narrator at end.
Pyle speaks of the “Vanishing American” and refers to Herbert Hoover.
Marine private 1st class Gene Whitworth interviews Private H. D. Dwight Woodward from Apache, Oklahoma, and Private Weaver from Altoona, Pennsylvania, from a hospital in “the Hawaii area”.
On rifle range w/Lt. Horace Damon of Glasgow Montana. Describes practice firing routine for 50mm anti-tank guns. Broadcast #5, 158th Regimental Combat Team series.
Interviews with soldiers of the 2nd Battalion: Manuel Morales of Tucson; Charles H. Lovett of Coolidge; Emmanuel Bustamante of Tempe; Leonardo Hernandez of Nogales. Broadcast #6, 158th Regimental Combat Team series from Noga, southern Luzon.
Interview with General Hanford MacNider of the 158th Regimental Combat Team. Broadcast #8, 158th Regimental Combat Team series from 158th headquarters at Luzon.
Interviews with Rudolph Caballeros of Benson AZ; Leon J. Gailey, Litchfield Park; Raul L. Vasquez, Tempe AZ; Captain Marquez Gawinner, Atlanta Georgia re: Arizona Bushmasters. Broadcast #7, 158th Regimental Combat Team series from Legaspi area of southern Luzon.
Interviews with Manuel Marino Caballeros of Patagonia; Lt. John P. Diaz of Phoenix (1942 ASC graduate); Pyle summarizes and wraps up the 158th Infantry series. Broadcast #9, 158th Regimental Combat Team series.
A collection of thirty seven brief interviews and news stories primarily regarding actions of the United States military in the Philippines during World War II.
Interviewees include General Douglas MacArthur and Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger and radio personalities Fred MacPherson, Frank McCall, Ben Grauer and Mucio Delgado. Hometowner programs include interviews with several soldiers, nurses and WACS from Arizona serving in the vicinity of Manila and Luzon. Pyle's 1952 Republican National Convention speech "What is Right For America?" is presented, along with coverage of the 1945 United Nations conference in San Francisco. Pyle's coverage of the General Yamashita surrender ceremony of September 1945 may be the only such audio recording in existence. Detailed descriptions of each recording are also included.
The collection of interviews were digitized from vinyl audio transcription discs in 2010-2011 and 2015 with the generous support of the Luhrs Family Endowment. These recordings are a part of the Howard Pyle Collection described at Arizona Archives Online.