Joey Balfour is the Assistant Director of Oral History at The National WWII Museum and oversees the collection, preservation, of curation of the interviews housed in the Museum’s Oral History Collection.
Assistant Director of Oral Histories
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Kermit Tyler: A Call That Would Live in Infamy
On December 7, 1941, Kermit Tyler was called about aircraft approaching Pearl Harbor and told the radar tech not to worry about it. His reply has been debated for the past 80 years.
Sibling Witnesses to the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Siblings Lydia Grant and Thomas Gillette witnessed firsthand the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Oral History Spotlight: Robert G. Aldous
Robert G. Aldous flew 42 missions in B-24s with the 90th Bomb Group during World War II, and another 32 missions in B-29s with the 98th Bomb Group during the Korean War.
Sir, Easy Company is All Present!
During a trip to Alexandria, Louisiana in 1970, Maurice P. "Pete" Bowler returned to Camp Claiborne to visit the base where he had trained with the 103rd Infantry Division in 1942.
Retaking the Aleutians
In 1943, the US Army’s 7th Infantry Division captured Attu in the Western Aleutians, effectively removing the Japanese threat from America’s backyard.
The Opening Round of the War in the Aleutians
In early June 1942, Japanese forces attacked the American military facilities at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, kicking off the 13 month Aleutian Islands Campaign.
Interviewing Friends or Loved Ones at Home
Curator of Oral History Joey Balfour offers some suggestions for interviewing friends or loved ones at home.