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Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Archie William Birchwood Oral History, November 30, 2009

 File — Box Single Folder Collections - 2009 Box, Folder: 09.0165-Folder 002
Identifier: 002
Scope and Contents

This oral history describes Birchwood's time in the Merchant Marines Service and with the U.S. Border Patrol. He outlines various trips to Europe, South America, and Central America. He details various stories of working in banana boats, catching illegal immigrants, working on a cargo ship, and traveling to Guantanamo Naval Base and the Panama Canal. Some of the locations mentioned within this oral history include Miami, Tampa, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Washington, El Paso, Boston, Cuba, and Aruba.

Dates: November 30, 2009

Archie William Birchwood collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2009 Box, Folder: 09.0165 - Folder 1
Identifier: 09.0165
Content Description

This collection relates to Archie William Birchwood who served with the U.S. Coast Guard as a border patrolman and the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II. With the Coast Guard, Birchwood searched for illegal immigrants along the Coast of Florida between Miami and Pensacola. This collection includes an oral history transcript and supporting documents including radio licenses, salary, and a merchant passport.

Dates: 1937-1946; Other: Date accessioned