Larsen, Albert (Interview outline and video), 2007

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Title

Larsen, Albert (Interview outline and video), 2007

Creator

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Albert Larsen served in the Navy during WW II as a diesel mechanic for a mine sweeping ship (YMS 231). He served from 1942 to 1945 and reached the rank of Chief Petty Officer 1st class. His training took place in both Michigan and on the east coast, and his time overseas was spent in England and along the coast of France. His interview includes descriptions of his life during training and his time on the open water. The major operation mentioned in the interview took place during D-Day off the Omaha landing site. His re-counting includes details about the mines, enemy fire, types of ships, operational tactics, and the damage sustained by his and other ships. He discusses his down time in the US, England and France.

Date

2007-07-03

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

LarsenA

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Larsen, Albert, “Larsen, Albert (Interview outline and video), 2007,” Digital Collections, accessed May 30, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29163.
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