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John E. Hinrichs transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0115 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0115

Content Description

John E. Hinrichs served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1941 to 1946 in the Pacific Theatre (Iwo Jima, Hawaii). He enlisted before Pearl Harbor, was assigned to Midway, then the 8th Field Depot, and was sent in as a part of the Army of Occupation of Japan. He discussed how the army affected him later in life. This collection contains an oral history interview transcript.


  • Event: Majority of material found within 1941-1946
  • January 15, 2005

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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

Born December 9, 1918, John E. Hinrichs enlisted in the U.S. Marines at the age of 21 in 1941. He read orders to Iwo Jima on open waters, arrived in the vicinity on February 17, 1945, and sustained a kamikaze attack on February 21 before going ashore on February 22, 1945 (D+3). Hinrichs retired from the Marines in 1961 with the rank of Captain. He received his degree in Electrical Engineering from Union College, New York in 1950. He spent 33 years leading the Large Motor Department for General Electric. Hinrichts passed away on May 21st, 2018 at the age of 98.


1 folders (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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


John E. Hinrichs transcript
Beatrice Dain
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Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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