Oral History Interview with Elliott Ross, May 1, 2001

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Interview with Elliott Ross who joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He discusses being a landing craft coxswain carrying troops and supplies from ships to the shore in seven invasions: Guam, Leyte, Luzon, Santacristo, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and as an occupation force in Japan after the surrender. He talks mostly about Guam, Leyte, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Japan, but also mentions burials at sea and on the beachs, seeing his brother's ship get hit by torpedoes, and the emotional toll of the war.

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Creation Date: May 1, 2000
Partner(s):
National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Collection(s):
National Museum of the Pacific War Oral History Collection
Texas Oral History Collection
World War Two Collection
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Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Fredericksburg, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: May 1, 2000
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas
Place
Guam
Place
Philippines - Leyte Island
Place
Philippines - Luzon Island
Place
Japan - Kanto Region - Tōkyō Metropolis - Ogasawara-gunto Island Group - Kazan-rettō Island Group - Iō-jima Island
Place
Japan - Okinawa Region - Okinawa Prefecture - Okinawa-shotō Island Group - Okinawa-jima Island - Okinawa
Place
Japan
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with Elliott Ross who joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He discusses being a landing craft coxswain carrying troops and supplies from ships to the shore in seven invasions: Guam, Leyte, Luzon, Santacristo, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and as an occupation force in Japan after the surrender. He talks mostly about Guam, Leyte, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Japan, but also mentions burials at sea and on the beachs, seeing his brother's ship get hit by torpedoes, and the emotional toll of the war.

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1 sound recording : digital

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Keyword(s): interviews | WWII
Partner:
National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Collection:
National Museum of the Pacific War Oral History Collection
Collection:
Texas Oral History Collection
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: OH00081
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204469
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204469
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio