Frazine, Gerald (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Frazine, Gerald (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Description

Gerald Frazine was born in Muskegon, Michigan, in 1925. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943, and went to Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois, for his boot camp and Radio School. Upon completing training, he boarded a Landing Ship Transport (LST) and sailed to San Diego (via the Mississippi River and the Panama Canal) before going to the Pacific Theater. He served as the radio operator on the flotilla flagship, but also handled supplies and knew how to operate a 20mm antiaircraft gun. Gerald participated in the invasion of Guam, Tinian, and Saipan during the Mariana Islands Campaign
the invasion of Leyte during the Philippines Campaign
and the final battle of the Pacific Theater, Okinawa. After the war, he sailed back to San Diego then returned to Great Lakes Naval Station to be discharged from the Navy in late 1945.

Coverage

2016-10-18

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Publisher

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

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

FrazineG1967V

Format

mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Date

2017-11-21

Citation

Frazine, Gerald, “Frazine, Gerald (Interview outline and video), 2016,” Digital Collections, accessed April 20, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39511.
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