Woody James, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, April 16, 2003: Saving the legacy tape no. 641

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Title Woody James, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, April 16, 2003: Saving the legacy tape no. 641
Alternative Title Woody James, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator James, Woody, 1922-2005
Contributor Lloyd, Becky B.; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2003-04-16
Date Digital 2015-09-16
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Spatial Coverage Alabama, United States; Saipan, Mariana Islands; Eniwetok, Marshall Islands; Gilbert Islands
Subject James, Woody, 1922-2005--Interviews; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Veterans--Utah--Biography; Indianapolis (Cruiser); World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area--Personal narratives, American
Keywords Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands; Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands; Gilbert Islands
Description Transcript (29 pages) of an interview by Becky B. Lloyd with Woody James on April 16, 2003. This is from tape number 641 in the "Saving the Legacy Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract James (b. 1922) recalls his childhood in Alabama. He joined the Navy in 1942, and was sent to Pearl Harbor, where he was attached to the fleet camera party, whose job it was to tow a target for gunnery practice. He requested and got a transfer to the USS Indianapolis, where he served throughout the war. He describes the torpedoing of the Indianapolis, being in the water with the sharks, and talks at length of the efforts of the surivors to clear the name of their Captain, Charles Butler McVay III. Other topics include Saipan, Eniwetok, the Gilbert Islands, and Howling Joe Smith. James ends the interview with his thoughts on marriage and family life, and descriptions of talking before school groups. 29 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 29 pages
Language eng
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
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/s6893543
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Naval--American; Indianapolis (Cruiser)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2015-11-19
Date Modified 2015-12-17
ID 1024314
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6893543
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