OH 1469

Agricultural specialist. His experiences as a radar technician in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II. His prewar education; decision to enlist in the Marine Corps, 1942; boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, 1942; radar school at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1942-43; primary radar training at Grove City, Pennsylvania, 1943; secondary radar training at Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1943; assignment to VMB-433, Peterfield Point, North Carolina, 1943; radar operation aboard the PBJ (B-25) medium bomber; training at Naval Air Station, El Centro, California, 1944; voyage across the Pacific to Espritu Santo, May, 1944; assignment to Emirau, August, 1944; living conditions on Emirau; his role in the maintenance of radar equipment; off-duty activities; end of the war and his return to college; his postwar career with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 70 pp.
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) Ronald E. Marcello
Date of Interview September 27, 2002

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