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Joseph E. Peel transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 11 (01.0278-01.0305), Folder: 01.0281 - Folder 1
Identifier: 01.0281

Content Description

This transcript pertains to Joseph E. Peel, a gunner's mate who served aboard the USS Antietam starting in 1944. While the transcribed interview includes Peel's testimony on the latter years of World War II, it mostly details his experiences attending college after the war under the benefits of the GI Bill.


  • February 1, 2000
  • Majority of material found within 1944-1952
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2001-07-26


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

Joseph E. Peel was born on March 7, 1928 in Chipley, Florida. After graduating high school in 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Following boot camp training and gunnery school in Maryland, he served as a gunner's mate aboard an aircraft carrier, the USS Antietam, in the Philippines. Peel was discharged from the Navy in 1946 and began his studies with the Tallahassee Branch of the University of Florida (under the assistance of the G.I. Bill) in 1947. After graduating in March of 1950, Peel married his wife Sally in 1952 and went on to work for the insurance firm Crawford and Company for the next 38 years. Joseph Peel passed away on October 21, 2010. He is buried at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Tampa, FL.


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Custodial History

This collection was gifted 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.

Joseph E. Peel transcript
Aidan A. MacKinlay
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Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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