Norton, Jack (Interview outline and video), 2008

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Title

Norton, Jack (Interview outline and video), 2008

Creator

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Jack Norton was born in Ottawa County, Michigan, in 1920. He graduated from high school in 1937 and enlisted in the Navy in 1938. He trained as a machinist's mate and sailed first on a transport ship in the Pacific, then on the destroyer USS Barker from 1940 to 1943, engaging mostly in convoy escorts and antisubmarine patrols in the Pacific (including visits to China before Pearl Harbor) and Atlantic (sinking two U-Boats). He then transferred to the destroyer escort USS Henry R. Kenyon, and again served in the Atlantic and Pacific, witnessing a kamakaze attack at Okinawa and ending the war in the Philippines.

Date

2008-12-15

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_NortonJ611V

Format

video/x-m4v
application/pdf

Type

Text
Moving Image

Language

eng

Citation

Norton, Jack, “Norton, Jack (Interview outline and video), 2008,” Digital Collections, accessed June 13, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/41053.
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