World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Oral history interview with Daryl Lester Tennal, Jr., 2003 February 27
Tennal recalls his experiences as a Marine assigned to duty in the Pacific region during World War II. He describes his early days in the Marine Corps and becoming a member of the Marine Corps Band. He also details many of the battles and offenses he participated in while fighting the Japanese on islands in the South Pacific, including Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands and Guam, and the effects of the malaria he contracted while stationed there.
Oral history interview with Gerald L. Cronan, 2003 May 14
Oral history interview with Otis Meril Chartier, 2003 March 13
Oral history interview with Thomas Fallbach, 2003 April 10
Fallbach recalls his early years in the Coast Guard and learning how to deep sea dive, specifically his experiences attending the Navy's deep sea diving school in Washington, D.C. He highlights his assignments after school, including diving in the search of torpedoes in Chesapeake Bay, working on a ship that refueled aircraft carriers at sea, and his assignment as a member of the crew on the Nantucket Lightship, anchored off the coast of Nantucket Island.