Interview with Amzie Moore
QUESTION 10
ARNDT:

JUST ONE SECOND, WE'RE GOING TO CHANGE …(camera roll 14). OKAY, CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT, MR. MOORE, ABOUT UM, WHAT IT WAS LIKE COMING HOME FROM THE WAR? DID YOU EXPECT THINGS WOULD BE CHANGED A LITTLE BIT?

Amzie Moore:

No. Let me, let me tell you about why I was sent where I was sent, and uh - everybody that had anything to do with me…with me going to the army, uh, had in mind I should go to Burma. Well, I didn't know what Burma, well, we had pictures of the jungles and, and it was my idea that I shouldn't go to Burma, that was one place I didn't want to go. I was uh, sent from South Carolina to Detroit, Michigan. I was with the 332nd fighter group in Detroit. It was a black group of fighters, uh, they flew planes. I taught aircraft recognition in Detroit. The boys that were trained were trained at Tuskegee Institute, uh, and then sent for 90 days to Detroit. Uh, the 553rd fighter group…well, they, they called themselves, sending all the troublemakers to one place, and then when they get training in Detroit, they send them down to Walterburg, South Carolina, and from Walterburg, South Carolina they send you to uh, Salt Lake City, Utah and from Salt Lake City, Utah - the Pacific Ocean, uh…uh…by the…