Arthur G. Johnson papers
Scope and Contents
Arthur G. Johnson served in a U.S. Navy Construction Battalion (Seabee) from December 1942 through the end of World War II. This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript.
In the transcript, Johnson recounts his experiences from basic training to North Africa, then on to Banica River in the South Pacific, Okinawa and back to Guam where he broke his neck, taking him out of the war. The interview also talks generally about the Seabees, family life after the war, camaraderie with the Marines, and censorship.
- Created: 1942-2001
- Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945
- Other: Date acquired: 10/02/2002
- Johnson, Arthur G. (Person)
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Biographical or Historical Information
Arthur G. Johnson was born on February 28, 1924, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He served in the Navy's 70th Construction Battalion during the Second World War, serving in North Africa and the Pacific. He passed away on January 21, 2010.
Language of Materials
Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.
Source of Acquisition
Arthur G. Johnson
Method of Acquisition
- Guam--History--20th century Subject Source: Local sources
- Military Hospitals, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Okinawa Island (Japan) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oran (Algeria) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Navy. Construction Battalion
- United States. Navy. Construction Battalion, 70th
- United States. Navy. Seabees
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Japan--Okinawa Island Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Arthur G. Johnson papers
- Allyson Gates
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