Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Oral History Collections

The Navy Archives maintains thousands of oral histories organized into hundreds of collections.  Through these oral histories, active duty sailors, veterans, and civilians tell the stories of the United States Navy. Please note, the collections described online are only a very small portion of those maintained by the Navy Archives. 


Photo #: 80-G-1010910  Seaman 2nd Class Mary Garrell, USNR(W)
Title: Seaman 2nd Class Mary Garrell, USNR(W)
Description: Mans the switchboard at WAVES Quarters D, Washington, D.C., August 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Navy Combat Documentation Unit & DET 206

Listings of NCDU and DET 206 collections can be found here:

Navy Combat Documentation Unit & DET 206 Deployments - a complete list of all reserve unit deployments since 1991 

Navy Combat Documentation Unit & DET 206 Oral Histories - a list of collections with oral histories that have been described online

Published: Mon Jun 28 13:58:12 EDT 2021