Bailey, Joseph (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Bailey, Joseph (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Joseph Bailey was born in Prescott, Arizona, in 1922. He enlisted in the Navy in early 1941. He received his basic training and attended Metalsmith School at San Diego, and was assigned to the USS Whitney (AD-4). He survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and shortly thereafter was assigned to the USS Thomas Jefferson (APA-30). After an abortive attempt to bring supplies to American forces on the Philippines, he was transferred to the USS Annoy (AM-84) and participated in the liberation of the Aleutian Islands and subsequent patrols around those islands. He was then reassigned to the USS Impeccable (AM-320) and witnessed the liberation of the Marianas Islands, the invasion of Iwo Jima, and the invasion of Okinawa. His active duty ended in 1947 and he was placed in the inactive reserve. He was called up for duty in September 1950 due to the Korean War and was assigned to the USS Moctobi (ATF-105). He was then transferred to an oiler. For six months they refueled ships at Kwajalein before sailing to Sasebo, Japan, to continue refueling operations. He was discharged in 1952.

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2016-02-26

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Publisher

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

Contributor

Frost, Elaine Snyder (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

BaileyJ2086V

Format

mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
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Date

2017-11-21

Citation

Bailey, Joseph, “Bailey, Joseph (Interview outline and video), 2016,” Digital Collections, accessed June 25, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39580.
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