Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

World War II Veterans Oral Histories

Dates: 1993-1995

Collection of interviews (tapes & transcripts) with naval personnel who served during World War II.  The interviewer is Ms. Barbara B. Payne and the interviews were conducted between 1993 and 1995. 

Embody, Daniel R. 
Dates: 25 October 1993
Subjects Discussed: Interview writh LCDR Embody, USNR (Ret.), regarding his naval service during World War II. Topics discussed include mine sweeping and convoy duty with U.S. Atlantic Fleet; his duties as a line officer on USS HOGAN and as a statistician.

Fritz, William B. 
Dates: 23 February 1995
Subjects Discussed: Interview with LTjg Fritz, USNR, regarding his naval service during World War II.  Topics discussed include amphibious operations; invasion of Iwo Jima; invasion of Okinawa; and his service as deck officer on USS BARROW (APA-61).

Hopson, Davis B. "Pete"
Dates: 2 June 1993
Subjects Discussed: Interview with ARM Davis, USNR (Ret.), regarding his naval service during World War II.  Topics discussed include his naval service as an Aviation Radioman; flying in the TBF 'Avenger' Torpedo Bomber; and his military police duty. 

James, Lewis A. 
Dates: 10 August 1993
Subjects Discussed: Interview with LTjg James, USNR, regarding his naval service during World War II.  Topics discussed include his naval service as Engineering Officer on USS YMS-33 (a minesweeper), Philippines and China Coast.

Kay, L. William U.S. 
Dates: 28 July 1993
Subjects Discussed: Interview with Mr. Kay regarding his service during World War II.  Topics discussed include his service on Liberty Ships, U.S. Merchant Marine, and working in the Engine Department.

Kidwell, Alfred S. 
Dates: 6 July 1994
Subjects Discussed: Interview with ETM Kidwell, USN, regarding his naval service during World War II.  Topics discussed include:  his naval service as an Electronic Technicians Mate.  Also includes a photocopy of his memoirs, 'My War Years.'

Lynch, Willard N. Jr.
Dates: 23 February 1995
Subjects Discussed: Interview with LTjg Lynch Jr., USNR, regarding his naval service during World War II.  Topics discussed include his naval service relating to escort duty in the South Atlantic and Caribbean and his service on Submarine Chaser PC-1142.

Nutt, James N.
Dates: 12 April 1993
Subjects Discussed: Interview with LTjg Nutt Jr., USNR, regarding his naval service during World War II.  Topics discussed include his naval service with Bureau of Ordnance in Metalurgical Engineering and his duty stations at the Navy Gun Factory in Washington.

Owen, Clifford R. 
Dates: 2 February 1993
Subjects Discussed: Interview with LT Owen, USN, regarding his naval service during World War II.  Topics discussed include his duties as a Communications Officer; his 2 1/2 years with Third Fleet in the South Pacific; and his duty stations at Philadelphia Navy Yard. 

Pflieger, Esther Kumjan
Dates: 9 March 1993
Subjects Discussed: Interview with LTjg Pflieger, USNR, regarding her naval service in the WAVES during World War II.  Topics discussed include her service at the Philadelphia Navy Yard with the Fourth Naval District Communications Office.

Sehmann, Jane
Dates: 9 September 1994
Subjects Discussed: Interview with LT Sehmann, USNR, regarding her naval service in the WAVES during World War II.  Topics discussed include her role in opening up the first school for enlisted women in the Navy at Iowa State Teachers College.

Published: Mon Mar 22 11:08:47 EDT 2021