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Oral History Interview with Melvin Harmon, October 21, 2002

Description: Interview with Melvin Harmon, a paratrooper during World War II. He discusses his paratrooper training and his time on Guadalcanal, Bougainville and other battles in the Solomon Islands. He also contracted malaria.
Date: October 21, 2002
Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: Morris, Cork & Harmon, Melvin
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Albert Day, February 23, 2004

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Albert Day. Day was born in Olney, Texas 23 September 1921 and graduated from high school in Vivian, Louisiana in 1942. Upon joining the Navy 4 June 1942, he was sent to The Great Lakes Naval Training Station for boot training. Afterwards, Day was assigned to the Amphibious Forces at Solomons, Maryland for training where he learned navigation and signal communications. Completing the course in October 1942 he went to Redwood… more
Date: February 23, 2004
Duration: 1 hour 34 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Day, Albert
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Albert Day, February 23, 2004

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Albert Day. Day was born in Olney, Texas 23 September 1921 and graduated from high school in Vivian, Louisiana in 1942. Upon joining the Navy 4 June 1942, he was sent to The Great Lakes Naval Training Station for boot training. Afterwards, Day was assigned to the Amphibious Forces at Solomons, Maryland for training where he learned navigation and signal communications. Completing the course in October 1942 he went to Redwood… more
Date: February 23, 2004
Creator: Day, Albert
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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[Yamamoto Mission Retrospective Academic Panel, Part 1]

Description: A recording of the Yamamoto Mission Retrospective Symposium academic panel, including Dr. Dean Allard as the moderator and panel speakers including Dr. Joseph Dawson III, Dr. Roger Beaumont, Capt. Roger Pineau, Dr. Paul Woodruff, and Dr. Manuel Davenport. The five speakers discuss the historical context to attacks upon senior military leaders, the planning of the Yamamoto mission, and the ethical issues involved in signalling out for attack.
Date: 1988-04-16/1988-04-17
Duration: 56 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: National Museum of the Pacific War
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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[Yamamoto Mission Retrospective Academic Panel, Part 2]

Description: A recording of the Yamamoto Mission Retrospective Symposium academic panel, including Dr. Dean Allard as the moderator and panel speakers including Dr. Joseph Dawson III, Dr. Roger Beaumont, Capt. Roger Pineau, Dr. Paul Woodruff, and Dr. Manuel Davenport. The five speakers discuss the historical context to attacks upon senior military leaders, the planning of the Yamamoto mission, and the ethical issues involved in signalling out for attack. The recording moves on to questions for the academic … more
Date: 1988-04-16/1988-04-17
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 55 seconds
Creator: National Museum of the Pacific War
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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[Yamamoto Mission Retrospective Survival Panel, Part 1]

Description: A recording of the Yamamoto Mission Retrospective Symposium survival panel. Moderated by R. Cargill Hall, the panelists include John Mitchell, Rex Barber, and Frank B. Holmes.
Date: 1988-04-16/1988-04-17
Duration: 59 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: National Museum of the Pacific War
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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[Yamamoto Mission Retrospective Survival Panel, Part 2]

Description: A recording of the Yamamoto Mission Retrospective Symposium survival panel. Moderated by R. Cargill Hall, the panelists include Frank B. Holmes, Kenji Yanagiya and his translator Mr. Makoto Shinagawa, Louis Kittel, Jack Jacobson, Delton Goerke, Douglas Canning, and Roger Ames. The panelists are then asked questions.
Date: 1988-04-16/1988-04-17
Duration: 59 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: National Museum of the Pacific War
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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[Yamamoto Mission Retrospective Survival Panel, Part 3]

Description: A recording of the Yamamoto Mission Retrospective Symposium survival panel. Moderated by R. Cargill Hall, the panelists include John Mitchell, Rex Barber, Frank B. Holmes, Kenji Yanagiya and his translator Mr. Makoto Shinagawa, Louis Kittel, Jack Jacobson, Delton Goerke, Douglas Canning, and Roger Ames. The panelists are asked questions by the attendants.
Date: 1988-04-16/1988-04-17
Duration: 26 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: National Museum of the Pacific War
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with William C. Beyer, March 14, 2001

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with William C. Beyer. Beyer grew up in Texas and joined the Marines in January 1942. After training, he was assigned to the third division in artillery. He departed on the USS Mount Vernon for New Zealand. He anecdotes about meeting with some Maori people. Then he departed on the Cresent City for Guadalcanal in May 1943. From Guadalcanal he left for Bougainville in November 1943. He describes being caught in a foxhole for two da… more
Date: March 14, 2001
Creator: Beyer, William C.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Marines at Red Cross Tent]

Description: Photograph of Marines on Bougainville gathering around the Red Cross center there to read the latest news. The Red Cross center is a tent pitched with wooden stakes with Marines lined up underneath it and it's surrounded by trees. There is also a small wooden sign with "Red Cross" written across it to mark the tent.
Date: April 4, 1944
Creator: Batts, J. J.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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