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Title Warren S. Wimmer, American Fork, Utah: an interview by Winston Erickson, May 26, 2000: Saving the legacy tape no. 25, 26, and 27
Alternative Title Warren Wimmer, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Wimmer, Warren, 1920-2006
Contributor Erickson, Winston P., 1943-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2000-05-26
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 Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, United States; Guadalcanal; Tulaghi Island (Solomon Islands); Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands; Savo Island; American Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
Subject Wimmer, Warren, 1920-2006--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; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
Description Transcript (53 pages) of an interview by Winston P. Erickson with Warren S. Wimmer on May 26, 2000. This is from tape numbers 25, 26, and 27 in the "Saving the Legacy Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Wimmer (b. 1920) recalls his childhood in rural Utah and enlisting in the Navy in July 1941. After basic training he was assigned to the USS Rigal in Hawaii. Upon his arrival he learned that the Rigal had been towed to Hawaii to be converted into a destroyer tender and was in the process of being rebuilt. He gives a long and vivid account of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the aftermath. He served on work parties that recovered bodies before being admitted to the hospital for shrapnel wounds. On December 10 he was evacuated with other wounded from Pearl Harbor on a luxury liner with two coast guard cutters as escort. He was later assigned to the USS Shaw and saw combat at Guadalcanal, Tulagi, Saipan, and Savo Island. 53 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 53 pages
Language eng
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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/s6jh5kdz
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Naval--American; Pearl Harbor, Attack on (Hawaii : 1941)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2015-11-19
Date Modified 2015-12-17
ID 1026083
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jh5kdz

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Date Created 2015-11-19
Date Modified 2015-11-19
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jh5kdz/1026081