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 County: Allegheny County, PA
 Collection: World War Two Collection
Oral History Interview with Jerell E. Crow, August 24, 2002

Oral History Interview with Jerell E. Crow, August 24, 2002

Date: August 24, 2002
Creator: Rabalais, Larry & Crow, Jerell E.
Description: Interview with Jerell E. Crow. He entered the Coast Guard in 1940 and trained in Florida and New York City. He served aboard a Landing Ship, Tank (LST) when those ships were first introduced. He traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Neville Island Shipyard operated by the Dravo Corporation as part of a crew that brought an LST down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. From there, the crew practiced operations at Biloxi, Mississippi. Eventually, Crow travelled to San Diego aboard the LST through the Panama Canal. From there, he went to Guadalcanal and unloaded tanks. Eventually, his ship was hit at Saipan and he was wounded. He also served aboard an LST during the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Afterwards, Crow's LST was present in Tokyo Bay for the surrender. He visited Hiroshima while on occupation duty after the atomic bomb was dropped. Eventually, his LST made its way back to San Francisco where he was discharged.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
[Postcard of Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh]

[Postcard of Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh]

Date: May 22, 1943
Creator: Aten, Woodrow W.
Description: Postcard of the Liberty Bridge over the Monogahela River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as the skyline of the city, seen from Liberty Tunnels. A handwritten note addressed to Miss Helen H. Aten from Woodrow W. Aten at Camp Campbell says "Dear Helen and all. This is Pittsburgh. I just came back to the station after having had some chop suey. It was good but does become rather sickening if one tries to eat all. I had a three hour wait here - from 8:25 to 11:25. The train was quite dirty on the way here. Weather just a bit cool. Bro. Woodrow."
Contributing Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
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