Oral History Interview with Joseph B. Brown, March 24, 2001

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Interview with Joseph Brown, who was in the Marine Corps during World War II. He discusses going to Guadalcanal, various guns and artillery he used, the battle of Tarawa and getting malaria just before it, then going to Hawaii for more training before returning to the South Pacific and fighting on Saipan and Tinian. He also discusses being wounded on Saipan, having a bayonet run through his forearm and keeping the bayonet as a souvenir after the war, and he talks about some of his experiences and travels after the war.

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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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Place of Publication: Fredericksburg, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: March 24, 2001
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas
Place
Solomon Islands - Guadalcanal Province - Guadalcanal Island
Place
Kiribati - Gilbert Group Island Group - Tarawa Atoll
Place
Northern Mariana Islands - Saipan Island
Place
Northern Mariana Islands - Tinian Island
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with Joseph Brown, who was in the Marine Corps during World War II. He discusses going to Guadalcanal, various guns and artillery he used, the battle of Tarawa and getting malaria just before it, then going to Hawaii for more training before returning to the South Pacific and fighting on Saipan and Tinian. He also discusses being wounded on Saipan, having a bayonet run through his forearm and keeping the bayonet as a souvenir after the war, and he talks about some of his experiences and travels after the war.

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1 sound recording : digital

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | WWII | relief of sick and wounded
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: OH00087
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204471
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204471
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio