J. Howard Pyle Radio Broadcasts, 1944-1952

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1944 2012
Created Date: 1945
Description: Interview with PFC Arnufo Detraillo, of Tucson. Speaks segment in Spanish.

Created Date: 1945
Description: Interview with Private W. B. McDaniels of Flagstaff, 43rd Wing Victory Division at Luzon.

Created Date: 1945
Description: Interview with CFC Robert Legate of Eloy, AZ, 43rd Wing Victory Division at Luzon.

Created Date: 1945-04-29
Description: Interviews with: Mucio Delgado* re: conference proceedings and Argentinian representation. Arizonans and Argentine trade relations and beef imports.

Created Date: 1945-04-29
Description: Interviews with Ben Grauer (NBC radio announcer) re: conference proceedings; John Wald (Richfield Reporters) re: conference proceedings.

Description: Musical and dramatic programming.

Created Date: 1945-04-29
Description: Includes interviews with Frank McCall, NBC re: technical difficulties with broadcast and organizing conference; Carveth Wells re: conference proceedings; Greetings from Capt. and Mrs. Joseph Madison Greer, Arizonans stationed at Merritt Island Navy Yard and Hospital.

Created Date: 1945
Description: Fred MacPherson commentary re: GI Bill of Rights. J. H. Pyle report from 25th Division, interviews with: Lt. Kenneth J. Fuller, Mesa AZ; Lt. Hiram H. Zupnik, Tucson AZ re: battle in Luzon, in particular the “Bloody Path” skirmish. The officers describe divisional operations & decisions made. Enlisted men describe Army life in the battle zones; Greeting from Lt. Arnold Ambos of Globe AZ. September 4, 1945.

Created Date: 1945
Description: Duplicate segment from Pyle Track 5, plus Fred MacPherson commentary re: Japan.

Created Date: 1951
Description: Governor Pyle, Rev. T. Amphile (sp?) Buckeye AZ, Rev. Kenneth Poray (sp?), Pastor at Grand Canyon, Music of the Shrine of the Ages Boys Choir, Arizona State College Flagstaff. KTAR broadcast.

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.