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Oral History Interview with Albert Bouley, June 27, 2001

Description: Interview with Albert Bouley, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He discusses his enlistment in the Marines just after Pearl Harbor; his assignment to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division; the battle of Guadalcanal; malaria and dysentery; the battle of Cape Gloucester; the use of Pavuvu as a base; the battle of Peleliu; his return to the United States; guard duty at the Brooklyn Naval Yard and his service as an instructor in a heavy weapons school before the end of the war. He joined the Air… more
Date: June 27, 2001
Duration: 2 hours 53 minutes 42 seconds
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Bouley, Albert
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with William Starke, July 17, 2007

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with William Starke. Starke joined the Army Air Forces in March of 1942. He completed flight training and graduated at Williams Field, Arizona, in July of 1943 as a P-38 pilot. He provides details of his flight training and the various planes he flew. In November he traveled to Guadalcanal and joined the 44th Fighter Squadron, 13th Air Force. Starke served as a P-38 Lightning pilot and completed 121 missions throughout the Pacific, in… more
Date: July 17, 2007
Duration: 1 hour 46 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Starke, William
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Lyman Mereness, February 23, 2001

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Lyman Mereness. Mereness joined the Navy in May of 1942. He received his wings in March of 1943. He served with the 8th Bomb Squadron. Beginning August of 1943, they served as the air group aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11). Mereness supported the invasion of Hollandia and the Philippines Campaign, completing 39 combat missions. He was discharged in September of 1945.
Date: February 23, 2001
Duration: 4 hours 15 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Mereness, Lyman
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Frank MacDonald

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Frank MacDonald. MacDonald completed the Naval Academy in February of 1941. He was assigned to the Pacific Fleet aboard the USS Wasmuth (DMS-15). MacDonald worked as a Communications Officer. At Pearl Harbor, their ship served as the forerunner of the fleet of minesweepers and destroyers guarding the Harbor entrance from enemy submarines. MacDonald was present during the Japanese attack. After the attack, they continued their ser… more
Date: unknown
Duration: 35 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: MacDonald, Frank
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Arthur Pendleton, October 25, 2003

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Arthur Pendleton. Pendleton joined the Marine Corps in 1940. In 1942, he deployed to Fiji and then New Guinea for additional combat training. They participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign. He provides vivid details of his time on Guadalcanal, including living, working and combat conditions. They also participated in the Battle of Cape Gloucester. He was discharged in January of 1946.
Date: October 25, 2003
Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Pendleton, Arthur
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Hack Langstaff, July 11, 2001

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Hack Langstaff. Langstaff joined the Naval Reserves around 1938, and went on active duty in June of 1941. After flight school, he was selected and commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in June of 1942. Langtaff completed carrier training in October, flying a Grumman F3F and F4F. In 1943, he was assigned to the Russell Islands, completing missions over Rabaul and Bougainville. Beginning June of 1945, Langstaff wa… more
Date: July 11, 2001
Duration: 2 hours 4 minutes 11 seconds
Creator: Langstaff, Hack
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Robert Tippen, December 7, 2003

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Robert D. Tippen. Tippen was born in Goldthwaite, Texas on 8 May 1923. He joined the Navy in July 1942. After boot camp at Great Lakes, Illinois, he was sent to the Canal Zone where he joined the USS Columbia (CL-56), assigned to the Navigation Department. In October 1942 Columbia sailed for Espiritu Santo, supporting the struggle for Guadalcanal. For the next 14 months, with few breaks, Tippen and Columbia saw combat. Start… more
Date: December 7, 2003
Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 45 seconds
Creator: Tippen, Robert
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Thomas Handran-Smith, June 1, 1974

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents a monologue of Thomas Handran-Smith. Smith served with the 2nd Field Artillery Regiment, Australia Imperial Forces. They participated in the Battle of Buna in New Guinea. He provides details of the living and fighting conditions through his time at Buna. He also comments on his American allies in the 32nd Infantry Division.
Date: June 1, 1974
Duration: 14 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: Handran-Smith, Thomas
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Barry Atkins, February 20, 1997

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Barry Atkins. In 1928, Atkins was appointed to the Naval Academy and graduated in 1932 and was assigned to the USS Tennessee (BB-43). He was aboard at Long Beach, California during the 1933 earthquake. After that, he was transferred to the USS New Mexico (BB-40). his next assignment took him aboard the USS Mahan (DD-364). In 1941, Atkins was assigned to the USS Parrott (DD-218) in Manila Bay. He was aboard the Parrott during… more
Date: February 20, 1997
Duration: 4 hours 38 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Atkins, Barry
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Art Rankin, October 19, 2001

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Art Rankin. Rankin was born in 1924 and joined the Navy after he graduated high school, around 1942. He completed boot camp at Camp Perry in Ohio. In the fall of 1943 he traveled to Noumea, New Caledonia and Russell Islands, off Guadalcanal. Rankin continued on to Green Islands where he was assigned to sanitation details and mess cook duty. He traveled on to Leyte Gulf, Samar and Guiuan in the Philippines. His unit built an airst… more
Date: October 19, 2001
Duration: 33 minutes 54 seconds
Creator: Rankin, Art
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Roland Eberhardt, December 6, 2001

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Roland Eberhardt. Eberhardt joined the Navy in 1937, and attended a watertender school in Philadelphia. He served as chief watertender aboard the USS Nevada (BB-36). Eberhardt was aboard the ship while it was docked in Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. He provides vivid details of his experiences through that fateful day, and the grounding of their ship. He was then assigned to the USS San Francisco (CA-38) for the remainder of th… more
Date: December 6, 2001
Duration: 45 minutes 38 seconds
Creator: Eberhardt, Roland
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Margaret Zarzanello, May 17, 2002

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Margaret Zarzanello. Zarzanello graduated from St. Mayfield Nursing School in 1944, and joined the Navy. She was stationed in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island where she worked in hospitals discharging patients. She was recalled again during the Korean War. Zarzanello shares her experiences during training, enlisting, her family and working as a nurse.
Date: May 17, 2002
Duration: 28 minutes 43 seconds
Creator: Zarzanello, Margaret
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Luke Campeau, May 16, 2002

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Luke Campeau. Campeau joined the Army Air Corps in August of 1940. He served as Master Sergeant with the 15th Weather Squadron. They traveled to Australia. In December of 1942 he was commissioned to Milne Bay, New Guinea. He also served as a member of the American Guerrillas of Mindanao, Philippines. He shares vivid details of his work experience, life in general overseas and his specialized training in guerrilla warfare. He was … more
Date: May 16, 2002
Duration: 1 hour 29 minutes 15 seconds
Creator: Campeau, Luke
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Ben Cater, August 8, 2000

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Ben Cater. Cater joined the Navy V-7 Program, graduating in June of 1942. He then completed Midshipman School in the February of 1943. Cater then flew to Kodiak, Alaska, and served aboard USS Long (DMS-12), providing escort and patrol for the occupations of Attu and Kiska, returning to Pearl Harbor in September. Cater recalls participating in the Marshall Islands Campaign. In February of 1944, they traveled to New Guinea, escorti… more
Date: August 8, 2000
Duration: 1 hour 34 minutes 28 seconds
Creator: Cater, Ben
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Nelson Granzella, June 1, 2000

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Nelson Granzella. Granzella joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Omaha (CL-4), based in the French Riviera. He traveled to Italy, North Africa, Turkey, and Greece during the Spanish Civil War. After the invasion of Poland, he stayed in Portugal for a few months and was then reassigned to the USS Wapello (YN-56). After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was tasked with removing oil from the surface of waterways. He was then … more
Date: June 1, 2000
Duration: 45 minutes 53 seconds
Creator: Granzella, Nelson
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Arthur Schott, April 4, 2003

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Arthur Schott. Schott joined the Army in January of 1942. He completed Quartermaster training. In mid to late 1942 he traveled to Brisbane, Australia and New Guinea, serving with the Sixth Army Headquarters. In 1944 Schott was stationed in the Philippines, during the Battle of Leyte. His job was graves registration. He remained in the Philippines through early 1945. He returned to the US and was discharged in August.
Date: April 4, 2003
Duration: 31 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: Schott, Arthur
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with David Mackay, April 7, 2003

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with David Mackay. Mackay joined the Army in June of 1942. Beginning in the spring of 1943, he deployed to Brisbane, Australia and served with the 32nd Infantry Division. He completed patrol work and additional training on Hollandia, New Guinea. From early 1944 through early 1945, Mackay participated in the landing at Saidor, the Battle of Leyte and the Battle of Luzon. He returned to the US and was discharged in October of 1945.
Date: April 7, 2003
Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Mackay, David
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with David Witts, September 20, 2003

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with David Witts. Witts was born in Texas 13 December 1920. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Texas until 1941. Leaving college during his senior year, he joined the FBI as a special agent in training and before completing the training he resigned and joined the US Army Air Corps in October 1941. After training at various installations he became a navigator in 1944. Witts received combat training in… more
Date: September 20, 2003
Duration: 33 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: Witts, David
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Carrol Davidson, April 12, 2008

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Carrol Davidson. Davidson joined the Navy in November of 1944. He served in the Armed Guard as gun captain of the twin 3-inch .50 calibers aboard the SS Howell Lykes (1940). Beginning in February of 1945 they transported troops to New Guinea. They also traveled to Australia and picked up a group of Australian Rangers and delivered them to Borneo. He provides details of his travels over the Pacific, including firing at Japanese pl… more
Date: April 12, 2008
Duration: 2 hours 16 minutes 46 seconds
Creator: Davidson, Carrol
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Glen Parker, May 21, 2008

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Glen Parker. Parker was born on 28 March 1919 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. He was drafted into the Army in March 1941. His basic training was at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. From there he was sent to Camp Livingston, Louisiana and assigned to the 32nd Division, 120th Artillery, Company C. From Louisiana, his unit was sent to Macon, Georgia, then to Fort Devens, Massachusetts, and finally sailed from San Francisco to Australia in April… more
Date: May 21, 2008
Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Parker, Glen
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Raymond Cheney, March 7, 2005

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Raymond Cheney. Cheney enlisted in the Army Air Forces in September of 1942. He completed radio school and served in Australia, New Guinea and Los Negros Island. He provides some details of his work and travel experiences. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
Date: March 7, 2005
Duration: 1 hour 28 minutes 01 second
Creator: Cheney, Raymond
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Walter Crafford, September 13, 2007

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Walter Crafford. Crafford was born in Bridgeport, Nebraska in 1919 and graduated from high school in 1937. He was employed at a Consolidated Aircraft plant making B-24 bombers until 1942 at which time he joined the US Army Air Forces. Upon completing his pilot training he was sent to Pueblo, Colorado for crew selection and training. In December 1943 the crew was sent to Herrington, Kansas to pick up a new B-24 which they ult… more
Date: September 13, 2007
Duration: 51 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: Crafford, Walter
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Archie Norman, January 26, 2009

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Archie Norman. Norman was drafted into the Army soon after high school. He was sent to the 32nd Infantry Division and traveled to New Guinea. Norman then took part in battle for Leyte and describes surviving a nearby explosion and a time when he shot a Japanese soldier. He also discusses how he was wounded when a rifle was accidently discharged in camp. Norman describes his treatment and evacuation back to the US. He was dis… more
Date: January 26, 2009
Duration: 45 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: Norman, Archie
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Garfield Crawford, January 28, 2008

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Garfield Crawford. Crawford was born 13 June 1922 in Edgar, Wisconsin and graduated from high school in Green Bay. He entered the Army Air Forces in March 1943. He trained at various bases and with a variety of aircraft. Upon graduating from multi-engine, he was assigned as an aircraft commander and went to Walla Walla, Washington for crew training. Arriving at Nadzab, New Guinea he made several training flights with experie… more
Date: January 28, 2008
Duration: 2 hours 19 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Crawford, Garfiled
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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