Burgess, Frederick J. (Interview transcript and video), 2005

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Title

Burgess, Frederick J. (Interview transcript and video), 2005

Contributor

Boring, Frank (Interviewer)

Description

Fred Burgess is a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Navy from June 23, 1944 to May 16, 1946. During the course of the interview he discusses in great detail his pre-enlistment, enlistment/basic training experience, and active duty in the South Pacific fighting against the Japanese. He describes in vivid detail the fighting on New Caledonia, Ulithe, Okinawa, in the Philippines, Saipan, and the suicide bomber attacks on the USS Franklin. He further goes into some detail about what the occupation of Japan was like. Burgess concludes by discussing what he got out of his military service.

Date

2005-03-10

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Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

BurgessF

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Burgess, Frederick J., “Burgess, Frederick J. (Interview transcript and video), 2005,” Digital Collections, accessed May 22, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/27116.
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