Robert Earl Compton, West Jordan, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, July 7, 2004: Saving the Legacy tape no. 679

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Title Robert Earl Compton, West Jordan, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, July 7, 2004: Saving the Legacy tape no. 679
Alternative Title Robert Earl Compton, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Compton, Robert Earl, 1925-2007
Contributor Lloyd, Becky B.; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2004-07-06
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage Algeria; Italy; Philippines; Japan
Subject Compton, Robert Earl, 1925-2007--Interviews; Veterans--United States--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Europe, Southern--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area--Personal narratives, American
Keywords Oran; Naples; Pompeii
Description Transcript (42 pages) of an interview by Becky B. Lloyd with Robert Earl Compton on July 6, 2004. From tape number 679 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Compton (b. 1925) quite high school to join the Navy in 1942 at age 17. He was assigned to duty near Norfolk, Virginia, where he learned to operate LSVPs. He served aboard the USS Oberon and the Samuel Chase in Africa and the Pacific, driving landing craft loaded with men and supplies to beach landings. After the war he delivered supplies to Japanese harbors. Interviewed by Becky Lloyd. 42 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 42 pages
Language eng
Scanning Technician Mazi Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; 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/s60g5n6s
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Naval--American
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1032332
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