Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of Joseph Jennings, who was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and worked as an aircraft radio operator during World War II and served in the South Atlantic guarding the Brazilian coastline near Rio do Janeiro. The interview covers his duties and anecdotes, like his training in Norfolk, VA, his emergency appendectomy, and his time in Dutch Guyana. The interview also describes his early years during the Great Depression in Oklahoma.
This collections covers the experiences of Mike Lazur during WWII and also includes information on his brothers, George and Joseph. All three brothers became crew on a ship at some point during the war. The main focus of the documents is around Mike, who went at sea at 18-years-old in 1939. The collection includes the transcripts of some poems Mike wrote while at sea, Mike's memoirs and photocopies of books, and a web page covering ships in which Mike traveled during the war.