Interview with Edsel Benson, March 3, 2015

Collection: First Person Project

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Edel Benson was born in 1921 in Athens, Georgia. Benson attended Athens High School and the University of Georgia. He served as a Second Lieutenant over the 48th fighters squadron in WWII. In this interview, Benson talks about his time in Europe and Africa during WWII, his most memorable moments from the war, the use of atomic weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and his thoughts on the Cold War and current international relations.


This interview is part of the Georgia Narratives series.

Date

2015-03-03

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RBRL324FPP-0061

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H. Edsel Benson and Alexandra Krier, “Interview with Edsel Benson, March 3, 2015,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed February 25, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL324FPP/RBRL324FPP-0061.