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Oral History Interview with William Smith, June 8, 2007

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with William R. Smith. Smith was born in April of 1921 and served in the Junior Naval Reserve as a teenager, joining the Naval Reserves around 1937 with a forged birth certificate. He received basic training by volunteering aboard USS Texas (BB-35) and USS Brooklyn (CL-40). By 1939, Smith was serving as a Chief Fire Control Technician aboard USS Clark (DD-361). They were docked in San Francisco on 7 December 1941 and took up antisubma… more
Date: June 8, 2007
Creator: Smith, William
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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