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Title Bryan Blanthorn, Grouse Creek, Utah: an interview by Verna Richardson, May 11, 2001: Saving the legacy tape no. 264 and 265
Alternative Title Bryan Blanthorn, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Blanthorn, Bryan, 1919-2007
Contributor Richardson, Verna; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2001-05-11
Date Digital 2015-09-16
Access Rights I acknowledge and agree that all information I obtain as a result of accessing any oral history provided by the University of Utah's Marriott Library shall be used only for historical or scholarly or academic research purposes, and not for commercial purposes. I understand that any other use of the materials is not authorized by the University of Utah and may exceed the scope of permission granted to the University of Utah by the interviewer or interviewee. I may request permission for other uses, in writing to Special Collections at the Marriott Library, which the University of Utah may choose grant, in its sole discretion. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold the University of Utah and its Marriott Library harmless for and against any actions or claims that relate to my improper use of materials provided by the University of Utah.
Spatial Coverage Grouse Creek, Box Elder County, Utah, United States; Guam; Japan
Subject Blanthorn, Bryan, 1919-2007--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; Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945--Personal narratives, American; Indianapolis (Cruiser)
Keywords U.S.S. Indianapolis; Iwo Jima
Description Transcript (54 pages) of an interview by Verna Richardson with Bryan Blanthorn on May 11, 2001. This is from tape numbers 264 and 265 in the "Saving the Legacy Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Bryan Blanthorn (b. 1919) of Grouse Creek, Utah, enlisted in June of 1944. He was assigned to the USS Indianapolis in November of that year. He was a gunner and saw action at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He describes the torpedo attack and sinking of the Indianapolis, being in the water, experiences with sharks, the rescue, and being in the hospital in Guam. A second interview with Bryan and his wife, Bobbie, contains more details about the incident, his being picked up by the Ralph Talbot, and an Indianapolis reunion. 54 and 29 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 29 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
ARK ark:/87278/s6tf1wk6
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Naval--American; Iwo Jima, Battle of (Japan : 1945); Indianapolis (Cruiser)
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Date Created 2015-11-19
Date Modified 2015-11-19
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