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Louis Dodaro transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0109 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0109

Content Description

This collection relates to Louis Dodaro who served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945 in the Pacific Theatre. This collection contains an oral history transcript where Dodaro describes his military service and life after the war.


  • Majority of material found within 1934-1945
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2005-07-08

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

Louis Dodaro was born in Ridgewood, New York on March 18, 1925 and was drafted into the U.S. Navy on September 12, 1943. He served as a radioman on the USS Franklin. He served in the Pacific Theater. When the USS Franklin was hit by a Japanese Kamikaze aircraft off the coast of Kyushu, Japan, Dodaro was responsible for looking for bodies. After his service he received his pilot's license and became a 2nd grade detective for the New York City police department where he served for 21 years. He passed away on August 9, 2013 and is buried in South Florida National Cemetery.


1 folders (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Transcript provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.


Louis Dodaro transcript
Beatrice Dain
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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