Oral History Interview with William F. Graham, March 24, 2001

Description:

Interview with Bill Graham, a Marine during World War II. He begins by discussing joining the Navy and becoming a corpsman, then being transferred to the 2nd Marine Division after the Pearl Harbor attack. He also talks being in the first wave on Guadalcanal and various things that happened during the six months there, as well as contracting a severe strain of malaria, getting shipped back to the States and stationed near his home in Fort Worth, then returning to training in Virginia to prepare for an invasion of Japan.

Creator(s):
Location(s):
Creation Date: March 24, 2001
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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Creator (Interviewer):
Creator (Interviewee):
Graham, William F.

William F. (Bill) Graham

Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Fredericksburg, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: March 24, 2001
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas
Place
Solomon Islands - Guadalcanal Province - Guadalcanal Island
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with Bill Graham, a Marine during World War II. He begins by discussing joining the Navy and becoming a corpsman, then being transferred to the 2nd Marine Division after the Pearl Harbor attack. He also talks being in the first wave on Guadalcanal and various things that happened during the six months there, as well as contracting a severe strain of malaria, getting shipped back to the States and stationed near his home in Fort Worth, then returning to training in Virginia to prepare for an invasion of Japan.

Physical Description:

1 sound recording : digital

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | 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: OH00086
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204470
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204470
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio