OH 1460 | Oral History

OH 1460

A combination of interviewing and reading from his personal correspondence about his pre-World War II experiences with the U.S. Asiatic Fleet (1937-1940) and his later experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His stationing aboard the destroyer USS Alden as a radioman; his account of the grounding of the SS President Hoover off of Hoishito Island, December 14, 1938; comments about the Sino-Japanese War; various personal experiences during liberty ashore at Manila, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Haiphong, and other Asian port cities; comments about the various Asian peoples; events on the South China Patrol; his civilian activities after his discharge; his being drafted for Navy duty, 1944; brief descriptions of his activities as a radio technician on Blue Beach during the Okinawan Campaign, April, 1945; observations of kamikaze action on Okinawa; descriptions of typical shipboard routine.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 268 pp
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) James Baird
Date of Interview August 18, 1998 to August 19, 1998, August 21, 1998

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