Abrams, James (Interview outline and video), 2011

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Title

Abrams, James (Interview outline and video), 2011

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Description

James Abrams was born in Sparta, Michigan, in 1923, and eventually grew up in Montana. After moving to Grand Haven, Michigan, he joined the Marines after Pearl Harbor. After boot camp in San Diego, he was shipped to the Solomon Islands and joined the Weapons Company of the 1st Marine Regiment on Guadalcanal toward the end of the campaign there. The regiment refitted in Melbourne, Australia, and then went to New Guinea prior to landing on Cape Gloucester, New Britain. After that battle, they went on to the hard fight at Pelelieu, and went on from there to Okinawa. After the Japanese surrender, he spent several months in China escorting Japanese soldiers and civilians who were being sent home.

Coverage

2011-06-14

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

AbramsJ1116V

Format

mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Date

2017-09-07

Citation

Abrams, James, “Abrams, James (Interview outline and video), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed November 18, 2017, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/27062.
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