Michelle L. Gomilla
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Former radio operator/waist gunner with 15th Air Force, 45st Bomb Group, 725th Bomb Squad, Foggia, Italy, during WWII and POW in Spittal on the Draw, Frankfurt, Stalga Luft II and Stalag Luft III.
Summary of Interview
Part of WWII: El Paso Homefront Project; biographical data; provides detailed description of capture by German ski troopers after being shot down on combat mission to Regensberg, Germany; daily life in POW camps; liberation of camp by Russian Army; discrimination and prejudice in U.S. military.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
1 hour and 10 minutes
Length of Transcript
Interview with Reyes V. Torres by Michelle L. Gomilla, 1994, "Interview no. 870," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.