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Title Wilson G. Wright, St. George, Utah: an interview by Winston Erickson, August 3, 2000: Saving the legacy tape no. 84 and 85
Alternative Title Wilson G. Wright, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Wright, Wilson G., 1916-
Contributor Erickson, Winston P., 1943-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2000
Date Digital 2015-09-16
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Spatial Coverage Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States; Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Subject Wright, Wilson G., 1916- --Interviews; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area--Personal narratives, American; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943--Personal narratives, American
Description Transcript (51 pages) of an interview by Winston P. Erickson with Wilso G. Wright on August 3, 2000. This is from tape numbers 84 and 85 in the "Saving the Legacy Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Wilson Wright (b. 1916) recalls his childhood in Ogden, Utah. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in engineering and served as a commissioned officer on the battleship Idaho and the destroyer Lamson before going to Pensacola, Florida, for flight training. After qualifying for carrier landings he was assigned to the fighter squadron of the Wasp, where he provided air support for the Marines at Guadalcanal. He was on the Wasp when it was torpedoed and was in the water for four hours until being picked up by the destroyer Laffey. Wright's second tour of combat was with a fighter squadron based with the Marines in the Solomon Islands. He flew with such notables as "Gunner" Walsh and "Pappy" Boyington. He remained in the Navy for several years. After retirement he worked in the aerospace industry on the Polaris, Moon Landing, and Space Shuttle programs. 51 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 51 pages
Language eng
Scanning Technician Mazi Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Cedar Gonzalez; Anna Neatrour; Ken Rockwell
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
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Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Naval--American; Guadalcanal, Battle of (Solomon Islands : 1942-1943)
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Date Created 2015-11-19
Date Modified 2015-11-19
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