Oral History Interview with Arwin Bowden, March 9, 2000

Description:

Interview with Arwin Bowden, a marine during World War II. He begins by discussing his training in San Diego and New Zealand before the Battle of Tarawa. He describes being wounded in the battle, the casualties he saw, and being shipped back to Pearl Harbor for treatment before joining the battle of Saipan. He describes ancedotes about Japanese killing themselves rather than surrendering, eating food from a garden watered from rainwater running down from outhouses, the wages he made, and the time he had leave.

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Creation Date: March 9, 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: March 9, 2000
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas
Place
Kiribati - Gilbert Group Island Group - Tarawa Atoll
Place
Northern Mariana Islands - Saipan Island
Place
United States - California - San Diego County - San Diego
Place
New Zealand
Place
United States - Hawaii - Honolulu County - Oahu Island
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with Arwin Bowden, a marine during World War II. He begins by discussing his training in San Diego and New Zealand before the Battle of Tarawa. He describes being wounded in the battle, the casualties he saw, and being shipped back to Pearl Harbor for treatment before joining the battle of Saipan. He describes ancedotes about Japanese killing themselves rather than surrendering, eating food from a garden watered from rainwater running down from outhouses, the wages he made, and the time he had leave.

Physical Description:

1 sound recording (61 min.) : digital

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | relief of sick and wounded | 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: OH00019
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth224536
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio