Guide to the George Abbott Lucey oral history interview, 1982
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Lucey, George A., -1982 Title George Abbott Lucey oral history interview Dates 1982 Extent 2 files
About the Collection
Originally from Swampscott, MA, George Lucey graduated from Norwich University in the class of 1938. He was a member of Iota Pi Kappa fraternity and played interfraternity basketball and baseball. He also served on the staffs of the War Whoop and Guidon. Lucey was a mainstay of the Norwich band. Serving in World War II, George Lucey was captured by Field Marshal Irwin Rommel at the Battle of Zidu Bu Zid in North Africa. He was interred as a German prisoner of war for two years. He escaped from OFLAG 64 in Poland and made his way to Odessa. His decorations include the Legion of Merit and a Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters. George Lucey retired a colonel from the U.S. Army. The control file included with the collection contains additional biographical information on George Abbott Lucey.
About George Abbott Lucey
George Abbott Lucey was captured by Field Marshal Irwin Rommel at the Battle of Zidu Bu Zid in North Africa during World War II. The collection describes his two-year internment (1943-1945) as a German prisoner of war, his subsequent escape from OFLAG 64 in Szubin, Poland, and his trip to Odessa, traveling with the Russian Army. Transcriptions of an original audiotape interview conducted at George Lucey’s home in Clearwater, FL, in 1981, make up the bulk of the collection.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Lucey, George A., -1982
Oflag 64 (Concentration camp)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.
Prisoners of war -- United States.
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George Abbott Lucey oral history interview, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Quoted from George Abbott Lucey, audiotape interview, audiotape number 2. George Abbott Lucey Papers, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 2 files Collection Location: Archives 501 — Small Collections II, Alumni Language(s) of Material: English Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, firstname.lastname@example.org
The original recordings, consisting of two sets of interview tapes (eight audiotapes each), may be found in the collections of the Sullivan Museum and History Center.
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