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Oral Histories of 9/11

The following is a selection of the oral histories from our Archives. For more, visit our additional reading section here.
The Pentagon

Documenting the Attack on the Pentagon on 9/11 (Navy Archives Collection Number: AR/670)

  • These oral histories were given by Navy personnel, including Pentagon Attack survivors, rescuers, first responders, remains recovery and identification teams, as well as Navy personnel who assisted the families of the fallen.
  • The oral histories are listed by category and transcripts are available to download as PDFs.

Pentagon Attack Narrative Accounts (Navy Archives Collection Number: AR/668)

  • 55 individuals submitted narratives of their experiences on the day of the attack.  The narrative accounts are available to download as PDFs. Some individuals that submitted accounts also have oral histories in Collection Number: AR/670.

World Trade Center, New York City

Experiences and Contributions of the U.S. Navy in New York After 9/11 (Navy Archives Collection Number: AR/643)

  • This collection contains historical materials and oral histories collected by DET 206 (NCDU) reservist CDR Peter A. Schneider in February and March of 2002. The historical materials and oral histories document the contributions of the U.S. Navy in New York City following the attack on the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001.

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) Deployment to New York City Following Attack on the World Trade Center

  • Recollections of Captain Ralph Bally, MSC, USN.

Navy Combat Documentation Detachment 206 Pentagon 9/11 Oral History: CDR Terrence Dwyer

  • CDR Dwyer was the head of medical services on the USNS COMFORT in September 2001.  His oral history documents the service of USNS COMFORT in New York City following the attacks.
Published: Sat Aug 21 08:52:20 EDT 2021