Oral History Interview with E. R. Dolinar, April 5, 2003

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Interview with E.R. (Ed) Dolinar, a serviceman with the U. S. Navy during World War II. He discusses going to boot camp, torpedo school and submarine school. He was on the SSN Stingray as a torpedo crewman that offloaded supplies and guerillas in the Philippines. It picked up stranded Japanese sailors and transported them to Australia. The Stingray was then decomissioned. He was then part of a crew that studied and stripped captured German submarines, and he discusses the differences between the U-boats and the US submarines. He also discusses the Bolomen, Filipino guerillas who fought the Japanese during the occupation. He also talks briefly about his experience of being hit with depth charges and gives his opinions on General MacArthur and President Truman.

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Location(s):
Creation Date: April 5, 2003
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):
Dolinar, E. R.

Ed Dolinar

Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Fredericksburg, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: April 5, 2003
Coverage:
Place
Australia
Place
Philippines
Place
United States - Texas
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with E.R. (Ed) Dolinar, a serviceman with the U. S. Navy during World War II. He discusses going to boot camp, torpedo school and submarine school. He was on the SSN Stingray as a torpedo crewman that offloaded supplies and guerillas in the Philippines. It picked up stranded Japanese sailors and transported them to Australia. The Stingray was then decomissioned. He was then part of a crew that studied and stripped captured German submarines, and he discusses the differences between the U-boats and the US submarines. He also discusses the Bolomen, Filipino guerillas who fought the Japanese during the occupation. He also talks briefly about his experience of being hit with depth charges and gives his opinions on General MacArthur and President Truman.

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1 sound recording : digital

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | WWII | military training
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: OH00842
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204491
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204491
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio