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Warren G. Gaines: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Gaines, Warren G.
Interviewer(s):
Redman, Sam
Title:
Warren G. Gaines: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Warren G. Gaines was born in Goodnight, Oklahoma. He recalls riding trains to California and encountering people from many walks of life being forced into poverty. During WWII, he was part of the Civilian Conservation Corps, specifically the National Youth Association, in San Pablo, California. After leaving the camp, he worked as an aircraft mechanic at Mather Field and then in construction only to be drafted in 1942 into the Ninth Cavalry Division as part of the Signal Corps. In this interview, he discusses segregation, desegregation, Civil Rights, and the GI Bill.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2012
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Gaines, Warren G. "Warren G. Gaines: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Sam Redman in 2012. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.