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This collection contains a transcript provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Benjamin Epstein was a Jewish American serviceman who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942-1946, and he trained at Fort Logan, Colorado. He was transported on the U.S.S. Dorchester, which was torpedoed by a German U-Boat in February 1943. He described escaping from the sinking ship and swimming to one of two lifeboats. He was picked up by the U.S.S. Escambia and taken to Greenland. He remained in Greenland until January 1945 where he was transferred to Fort Totten, New York and remained there until discharged in 1946.
This collection contains two oral histories; one with Dr. Philip Gilman, Jr. and one with James Izumizaki. It also includes the reprint of a letter by Pvt. Lavern Borg, Jr. written on April 2, 1945. The letter tells about his experiences with the 5th Marine Division of the U.S. Marine Corp in the battle of Iwo Jima. The next document includes a service record and medallist dated June 1967, January 1969, and August 1973. A pamphlet collected by the Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California entitled Nihen Bunka Japanese Culture: One hundred years in Pajaro Valley is also in the collection.
Elmer Hubbard served as Radioman Second Class in the US Navy's 1st Naval Beach Battalion in the Mediterranean and European Theaters, as well as the Pacific Theater aboard the U.S.S. Buckingham attack ship during World War II. Hubbard participated in the amphibious landings at Anzio, Salerno, and Southern France. The collection consists of original wartime transcribed, typed, and mimeographed letters from original handwritten letters Hubbard wrote to his parents.
This collection relates to Ensign Madison D. Farnum, a staff member for the commander of the Amphibious Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II. Farnum participated in the campaigns for Iwo Jima, Saipan, and Okinawa. Farnum was assigned on the Flagship USS Eldorado under Admiral R.K.Turner in the South Pacific Theater 1944-1945. The collection includes photographs, documents, and letters.
This collection pertains to Evelyn King who served as a U.S.O. hostess during World War II. The collection contains letters, postcards, V-mail, and greeting cards. The collection also contains newspaper and magazine clippings, various booklets and pamphlets, numerous lifestyle magazines, Navy and Army uniform buttons, and prints.
This collection relates to Eli Solomon who served as a Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class and medic in the United States Navy on board the U.S.S. La Grange in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The collection contains an oral history transcript, photographs, letters, and documents.
- World War, 1939-1945 7
- World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American 5
- United States. Navy--History 3
- United States. Navy--History--20th century 3
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Japan--Okinawa Island 3
- World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations 3
- Iwo Jima, Battle of, 1945 2
- Jewish soldiers--United States 2
- Saipan, Battle of, Northern Mariana Islands, 1944 2
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area 2
- World War, 1939-1945--France 2
- World War, 1939-1945--Germany 2
- World War, 1939-1945--Women 2
- Antisemitism 1
- Anzio, Battle of, Anzio, Italy, 1944 1
- B-29 (Bomber) 1
- Boise (Idaho) 1
- Camp Roberts (Calif.) 1
- Chaplains 1 ∧ less
- United States. Marine Corps 2
- Anderson, Oliver, 1924- 1
- Borg, Jane 1
- Busch, Arnold 1
- Epstein, Benjamin 1
- Farnum, Madison D., 1917-2004 1
- Farragut Naval Training Station (Idaho) 1
- Forrestal, James, 1892-1949 1
- Hubbard, Elmer 1
- King, Evelyn, 1922- 1
- Paradis, Boyd, 1919-1989 1
- Solomon, Eli 1
- United States--Armed Forces--Medical personnel 1
- United States. Air Force 1
- United States. Army 1
- United States. Army Air Forces 1
- United States. Army Medical Department (1968- ) 1
- United States. Army. Army, 7th 1
- United States. Army. European Theater of Operations 1 ∧ less