[Roger A. Haberman oral history interview (Part 2 of 2)]

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Title

[Roger A. Haberman oral history interview (Part 2 of 2)]

Description

In this two-part oral history, fighter ace Roger A. Haberman discusses his military service with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. In part two, he continues to describe his wartime experiences with Marine Fighting Squadron 121 (VMF-121) in the Pacific Theater. Topics discussed include his memories of fellow pilots, notable moments from his time stationed on Guadalcanal, and thoughts on combat tactics.

The interview is conducted by fellow fighter ace Eugene A. Valencia.

Language

English

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews/The Museum of Flight

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Biographical Text

Roger A. Haberman was born on March 17, 1916 in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. He enrolled as an Aviation Cadet in 1940 and earned his commission with the United States Marine Corps the following year. Assigned to Marine Fighting Squadron 121 (VMF-121), Haberman flew with Foss’s Flying Circus, an eight-plane group of Grumman F4F Wildcat pilots led by Marine fighter ace Joe Foss. Haberman served two tours of duty with VMF-121, flying missions over Guadalcanal and other areas of the South Pacific. He remained in the military after the war and eventually retired at the rank of colonel. Haberman passed away in 2005.

Interviewer

Date of Interview

1960s circa

Time Period Discussed

1940s circa

Duration

00:20:13

Transcription

Files

Citation

American Fighter Aces Association, “[Roger A. Haberman oral history interview (Part 2 of 2)],” The Museum of Flight - Digital Collections, accessed July 18, 2019, https://mof.omeka.net/items/show/17273.