Edward E. Mosier Interview, November 28, 1989


Edward E. Mosier


Gladys Peterson



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Edward Mosier discusses growing up in Montana during the Great Depression where he lived part time with his father in Deer Lodge and part time with his aunt and uncle’s ranch at Gold Creek. He describes attending school in Deer Lodge, working odd jobs, often times through government programs such as the Works Progress Administration [WPA] and Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC], and hunting for food and supplies. Mosier recalls joining the Army Air Corps during World War Two and being deployed outside of Manila in the Philippines. He discusses being bombarded by Japanese airplanes in December 1941 and the injuries he sustained. Mosier describes being transported on a boat from the Philippines to Sydney, Australia, then later to New York. He notes that the ship he was on was also transporting German POWs who had served under General Erwin Rommel. Mosier discusses attending the University of Montana after the war, working for Bell Telephone Company, then the Montana Highway Department. He concludes by detailing the various military organizations he joined the reunions he attends.


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Document Type

Oral History


Otterville, Missouri; Deer Lodge, Montana; Gold Creek, Montana; Ranching, Montana; Great Depression, 1929-1945; Works Progress Administration [WPA]; Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC]; World War, 1939-1945; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Pearl Harbor, bombing of; U.S. Armed Forces; U.S. Army Air Corps; U.S. Air Force; Wheeler Field, Hawaii; Hickam Field, Hawaii; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Flight navigation; Flight instruments; The Philippines; Manila, the Philippines; Luzon, the Philippines; Corregidor, the Philippines; Bataan, the Philippines; Prisoners of war [POWs]; Erwin Rommel; Bell Telephone Company; Jack Hemingway; University of Montana, Missoula; Montana Highway Department; Rural Electrification Administration

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

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Original Collection

U.S. Military Veterans Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 236-001, 002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (60 min. each) analog + 1 transcript (43 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:39:55 minutes

Local Filename

OH_236_001_002.mp3; OH_236_001_002.pdf

Edward E. Mosier Interview, November 28, 1989