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Rafael D. Hirtz Collection

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Rafael D. Hirtz Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Rafael D. Hirtz
 
 
 
 
Note:
Veteran was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Gender:
Male
Race:
Unspecified
War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1940-1946
Branch of Service:
Army
Unit of Service:
Army Signal Corp; Operational Forces, Office of Strategic Services (OSS)
Location of Service:
European Theater; North Africa; China
Highest Rank:
Captain
Prisoner of War:
Unknown
Service History Note:
Veteran started his service in the Army Signal Corps as an Infantry paratrooper where he parachuted behind enemy lines in France twice and once with the Chinese 2nd Commandos in China. Hirtz's last three years were spent with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the Operational Forces of the OSS.

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Type of Resource:
Photograph: Mixed (Multiple types of photographs) [10 items] --Photographs
Video: S-VHS-C [3 items] --Oral history interview
Computer File: Floppy Disk [1 item] --Electronic file of interview transcript
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] --Transcription of video recording
Video: Digital Betacam [2 items] --Digitized Copy
Interviewer:
Clinton Brown
Contributor:
Clinton Brown
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
College of Notre Dame of Maryland
Transcriber:
Julie L. Doherty
Transcriber Affiliation/Organization:
National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/94
Subjects:
Hirtz, Rafael D.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Rafael D. Hirtz Collection
(AFC/2001/001/94), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   10/23/2013

 

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